Marc Molinaro Will See You at the Fair - Daily Hudson Valley News

Marc Molinaro Will See You at the Fair

Aug 18th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

The Dutchess County Fair has always been my favorite week of the year.  An annual tradition enjoyed by thousands of families from Dutchess County and beyond,  I am excited for next week’s kick off of the 169th annual Dutchess County Fair – celebrating the traditions of our community with agricultural exhibits, livestock shows, horticultural displays, world class entertainment, midway games and rides, vendors, culinary delights and so much more.

The Dutchess County Fair is presented by the Dutchess County Agricultural Society and we are grateful to its board, staff and volunteers for all of their effort and work to this privately run event possible.

Though the Fair is not a Dutchess County Government sponsored event, we are proud to partner with the Dutchess County Agricultural Society to ensure this popular event is safely enjoyed by all who attend.  Working behind the scenes, our Department of Health will be on hand to ensure food and sanitation safety.     The Department of Emergency Response and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office works in coordination with Fair organizers along with NYSP and the Village of Rhinebeck Police on security, traffic and other logistical issues to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

When you are at the Fair, be sure to visit the Sheriff Office’s public information tent located on the infield track area where you can get to know your local Deputy Sheriffs, check out law enforcement equipment and get important safety tips.   The Division of Veterans Services will also have a booth in Building A (Booth 46)  to share important information with veterans and their families.  I will at the Veterans Service booth on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and throughout the week to welcome folks, along with several great local veteran organizations. See the schedule here.

Getting to the Fair is easy!  Dutchess County Public Transit has continuous service to and from the Fairgrounds. Click here for special Fair schedule

As one of the largest agricultural county fairs in New York State, the Dutchess County Fair is a major driver for our economy, generating significant sales tax revenue and offering the chance for residents and visitors to celebrate the very best of Dutchess County!

I can’t wait to see you at the Fair!

Marc Molinaro
Dutchess County Executive


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