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Columbia County Fair begins this week

Aug 25, 2023 12:11 pm

Jammel Cutler reports in Columbia-Greene Media that the 182nd Columbia County Fair begins this week. Robin Benziger, a member of the Fair board of directors, said, “We’re making preparations.... We have an authentic agricultural fair, which I think is kind of disappearing. The enthusiasm and participation this year has been really encouraging. We have a lot of displays and competitions. We judge everything from giant pumpkins, flower arrangements, quilts. It’s such an exciting place. This is something that is so unusual and special people need to see it.” Benziger also highlighted some attractions, saying, “We have cattle, sheep, swine, goats and poultry.... The kids had a lot of cool things. They have a costume contest on Sunday, they have Cow Flop Bingo and, on Monday, they have their master show competition. The rodeo is back this year. We have kangaroos. Who else has kangaroos at their fair but us? It was very popular last year, so we’re excited about that.” The fair is open Wednesday through Labor Day. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.