Directions to the Fair

Find your way around the Fairgrounds. Printed maps also available at all gates and information booth.

Directions to the Columbia County Fair

The Columbia County Fair is located in Chatham, New York which is a 40-minute drive southeast from Albany, New York and a 2-1/2 hour drive north from New York City. The Fairgrounds are located on Route 66/Hudson Ave.

We’re Closer Than You Think!

Please use the Route 66/Hudson Ave. vehicular gate, with four-lanes to keep traffic moving. Parking is free. Buy tickets after you park. There is handicapped parking; ask the parking attendants for guidance. The Route 203/Church Street entrance gate is a walk-in gate only.

GPS systems:

Columbia County Agricultural Society, Inc.
182 Hudson Avenue
Chatham, NY 12037
(518) 392-2121


From Albany

Take I-90 to Exit 12; go south on Route 9 to Route 203 in Valatie, follow signs to Chatham.

From Great Barrington, MA

Take 23W to The Taconic Parkway North to the Route 203/Chatham exit. Go west on Route 203 into the village. At traffic light, go left onto Route 66, to fair entrance.

From Pittsfield, MA

Take State Route 20 to State Route 41 South. Then take Route 295 west to Chatham. Take Route 66 through Chatham past the Route 203 junction. Fair entrance is on the right.

From New York and the lower Hudson Valley via Taconic Parkway

Take The Taconic Parkway to the Chatham exit and go west on Route 203 into the village. At traffic light, go left onto Route 66, to fair entrance.

From the New York State Thruway to the Catskill/Hudson exit.

Follow signs to Route 23 east. Take Rip Van Winkle Bridge across, then Route 23 east to Route 9H north. Follow Route 9H north to Route 66 north. Fairgrounds entrance is on Route 66 on the left in the Village of Chatham.

The fair was great! I went every day sometimes 2x a day. I cried leaving the fair grounds on Monday night. So sad to see the fair end but I was exhausted !

– Julie V.

Great time at the fair with my daughter with 4H! Thank you everybody!

– Edward H.

The Great Columbia County Fair is a treasure…we are thrilled to be here enjoying every moment! Thank you to ALL the folks that made it happen!

– Jean H.