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Friday, April 27, 2012

Hudson Valley Fair returns to Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill



The Ferris Wheel is just one of the many spectacular state fair rides coming to Dutchess Stadium as part of the Hudson Valley Fair, which will open its doors on Friday, May 4, 2012. 
from: hvpress.net 
April 25th, 2012
Fishkill - The Hudson Valley Fair returns to Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, New York, with more than 100 spectacular state fair rides, games, free entertainment, attractions and thrills for the entire family to enjoy. The fair will open Friday, May 4th with a special opening night admission price of $1, and will remain open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 20th. The fair will feature a dazzling fireworks display by Legion Fireworks Co. each Saturday night at sundown.

Strates Shows, the last great amusement company still traveling by train, will bring its line-up of spectacular state fair rides to the Hudson Valley. Can’t miss rides include the Fireball, Supa Sizzler and Himalaya.

The fantastic lineup of free entertainment includes the Lance Gifford Magic and Illusion Show that mesmerizes crowds with fantastic illusions on an amazing, customized hydraulic stage.

The Great American Frontier Circus will feature an award-winning horseback rider performing death-defying feats on a galloping horse. An Arabian stallion will walk 60 feet across an arena on his hind legs. The biggest horse in the world, the Giant Belgium Horse, and the biggest and strongest Ox in the world, will amaze both adults and children alike.

The Wild Wolves Show will give onlookers a chance to appreciate the dynamics of a wolf pack and catch a rare glimpse at a pack of wolf cubs. Animal rescuer, trainer and conservationist Michael Sandlofer will provide entertainment and fun-filled information.

Families and children can visit the free petting zoo as part of the Animals that Built America Show.  They will see magnificent draft horses, mighty oxen, Texas longhorns, donkey, a buffalo, the littlest and biggest horses working together, as well as cowgirls and cowboys. Watch stations will make it easy to see the Animals that Built the Civilizations of the World - the Watusi of Africa; Brahma Bull of India; Llama of South America, the swamp buffalo of Asia and more.

The fair will feature traditional fair foods like cotton candy, funnel cakes, sausage and pepper heroes, hot dogs, gyros and more.

The Hudson Valley Fair will be held on the weekends dates of May 4, 5, 6 and May 11, 12, 13 and May 18, 19, 20 at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, located on Route 9D, just north of I-84. Fair gates open to the public on Fridays at 5:00 p.m. until midnight and Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon until midnight.

For a schedule of events, directions and for vendor information, visit www.HudsonValleyFair.com or call 631-920-2309.

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