The 182nd Annual Fonda Fair takes place August 30th through September 4, 2023 at the Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 Bridge Street, Fonda, Montgomery County, NY.
This year marks the 181st year the annual fair is to be held in Fonda, NY. The early documented history of the fair shows The society was organized October 13th 1841, and the first fair was held on the courthouse grounds, November 11th and 13th 1841.
From Fair Website,
The 1916 fair was the 76th annual exhibition given by the society. At t5hat time, the present value of the grounds, buildings, and appurtenances is $16,000 and the extent of the grounds, all owned by the society, and comprises 26 acres. During the past year there was erected, at a cost of $365.42, a building containing fine, new horse stalls. Besides this, a new platform was erected in front of the grandstand, also a new fence was erected and the judges’ stand and the new building were painted.
The total number of exhibitors for premiums at the 1916 fair was 126. The aggregate number of paid admissions was 15,336 but on the grounds were hundreds of children each day for whom, the first time in the history of the fair, no admission was charged and so that number does not by a large figure represent the actual attendance.
With such a long history and tradition in the community representing a wide variety of agriculture and works from local artisans, you can expect to find something new at exciting at this year’s fair!
The full schedule about daily events, entertainment and fair map at The Fair weblink.
Hours of Operation:
Daily 8:00am – 11:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 2:00pm
Friday – Monday: 12:00pm
General Admission: $12.00
Senior Citizen Day (Wednesday & Friday): $5.00
Children 6–11: $2.00
Children Under 6: FREE