Your guide to the 2018 country concerts at Tri-state area county fairs.

Our family always looks forward to hitting a couple of the local county fairs every summer. What’s not to love? Games, rides, dock diving dogs, racing pigs, and fried Oreos! And of course no fair would be complete without a concert. Here’s our list of upcoming fairs in the Tri-state area featuring some of your favorite country music artists.

* This post will be updated as more information is announced.

Goshen Stampede | LANCO

June 15th – 17th, 2018
116 Old Middle St, Goshen, CT 06756

LANCO will perform at this year’s Goshen Stampede on Saturday, June 16th at 8:00p. Click here for more information.


Ulster County Fair | Cale Dodds

July 31st – August 5th, 2018
249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

Cale Dodds will perform at the Ulster County Fair on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 8:00p. Click here for more information.

The Ulster County Fair began around 1869, when a few gentleman from Ellenville, New York facilitated the construction of the Ellenville Driving Park. They held a small fair, which featured horse racing and various agricultural exhibits. The Fair has remained an integral part of the county’s heritage, its past and its present and, hopefully, its future.


Wolcott Country Fair | tba

tba, 2018
245 Wolcott Road, Wolcott, CT 06716

Established in 1979, the Wolcott Country Fair is the area’s largest agricultural and family fun event of the summer. During the course of the annual 3-day event, over 30,000 people come to the beautiful town of Wolcott to enjoy the fair’s sights and sounds. Attendees are treated to a traditional country fair with events including the judging of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, paintings and photography. Click here for more information.


Dutchess County Fair | Kane Brown, Chris Lane and Kip Moore

August 21st – 26th, 2018
6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

This year’s Grandstand Concert Series features Kane Brown on Wednesday, August 22nd, Chris Lane on Thursday, August 24th and Kip Moore on Friday, August 25th. All shows start at 7:30p. Advance tickets can be purchased online. Click here for more information.

For six days each August, the bucolic fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host to nearly half a million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 147 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays. The fairgrounds becomes an entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, “thrill a minute” excitement can be experienced at one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. 


Woodstock Fair | tba

August 31st – September 3rd, 2018
281 Route 169, Woodstock , CT 06281

The first exhibition of the Woodstock Fair was held in 1859. Fruits, flowers and manufactured goods were exhibited in the vestry of the South Woodstock Baptist Church.  There was a ten cent admission fee.  Cattle were in pens on the common near the church and trotting and carriage horses were on exhibit under the McClellan Elms.  Click here for more information.


Hebron Harvest Fair | LOCASH

September 6th – 9th, 2018
347 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248

LOCASH will perform at the Hebron Harvest Fair on Sunday, September 9th at 3:30p. Click here for more information.

An annual event since 1971, The Hebron Harvest Fair has grown to become one of the largest agricultural fairs in Connecticut with unique attractions, fan favorite food and four days of fun.


Guilford Fair | tba

September 21st – 23rd, 2018
Lovers Ln, Guilford, CT 06437

Founded in 1859, the Guilford Fair is part of the spirit of Old England; it’s harvest celebration; it’s homecoming; it’s fun and merriment; but above all, it’s a venerable institution of its own. Today’s fair has paced with modern times, yet retains a powerful theme of the town’s agricultural past.  Click here for more information.


Durham Fair | Melissa Etheridge and Scotty McCreery

September 27th – 30th, 2018
24 Town House Rd, Durham, CT 06422

This year’s Main Stage Entertainment features Melissa Etheridge on Friday, September 28th and Scotty McCreery on Saturday, September 29th. Both shows start at 7:00p. Click here for more information.

In 1916 the Durham Fair began a tradition. That tradition continues today during the last full weekend in September when the fairgrounds come alive and magically transform into Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair. Come visit the Durham Fair and you’ll see what a real fair is all about. Live entertainment, rides and games on the Midway, first-class animal competitions and discovery events on the Corn Stalk Stage. Along with a trove of crafts, exhibits, shopping and fun food.


What are your favorite county fairs? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments section below!