BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s that time of the year! The Saratoga County Fair is returning in full for the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. News10 toured opening day to catch all the fun sights and sounds from the fairgrounds.

The fair runs from July 19 to July 24. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. through midnight, aside from Sunday, the fair will close at 8 p.m.

The Saratoga County Fair was canceled in 2020 for the first time since the Civil War, yes you read that right! Instead, a virtual fair was held. In 2021, the fair returned in a limited capacity, only opening for four days instead of six.

According to the fair website, admission this year will be $15 for general admission, $10 for veterans, $50 for a season ticket, and free for children under 12 and active military. Fair rides cost extra, with $25 for an all-day pass.

Parking is free in the fairground parking lots. The Saratoga County fair is run by Saratoga County Agricultural Society.