FONDA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It’s opening day at the 2023 Fonda Fair! The 182nd fair runs from August 30 through September 4.

Each day the gates open at 8 a.m. and the fair closes at 11 p.m. The Midway rides open at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and open at noon every other day.

General admission is $12. Kids between 6 and 11 years old get in for $2 and those under 6 years old get in for free. Parking costs $5.

Senior Citizen’s Day and Children’s Day are on Wednesday and Friday, which means seniors 62 years and older get in for $5 and kids 14 years and under get in for free. Monday is Military & First Responder’s Day, which means all military and first responders in uniform or with ID get in for free.


  • 4-H competitions
  • Animal shows
  • Talent shows
  • Rodeo
  • Tractor Pulls
  • Truck Pulls
  • Baby contests
  • 4×4 Trucks and side-by-side drag racing
  • Bicycle giveaways
  • Demolition Derby
  • Barnyard Olympics
  • Fireworks
  • Convoy For A Cause Parade

Daily events

  • Midway Rides
  • Rosaire’s Royal Racers (Racing Pigs)
  • On Exhibit All Week: Heather Brook’s Clydesdale’s – Hitched Daily
  • Sand Sculpture 
  • Living History Exhibit: Blacksmith and Paper Marbling
  • Gas Up Engine Display
  • Shooting Stars Dance Group
  • Adirondack Dream Catcher Pony Rides


  • Emily Barker (Karaoke & DJ) Karaoke Contests, daytime daily
  • Vinny Michaels Band, August 31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Skeeter Creek, September 1 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Big Sky Country, September 2 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Whiskey Creek, September 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Emily Barker Karaoke Finals, September 4

To view the full schedule of events, you can visit the Fonda Fair website. The fair takes place at the Fonda Fairgrounds at 21 Bridge Street.