Hudson Valley Fair returns to Dutchess Stadium

Hudson Valley Fair returns to Dutchess Stadium May 1 - May 17th.

FISHKILL, N.Y. (March 19, 2015) – The Hudson Valley Fair returns for three consecutive weekends at Dutchess Stadium, located at 1500 New York 9D in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 17.

“We have once again searched the country for the best in family entertainment,” said Ron Weber, general manager of the event. “We are bringing the Fearless Flores Thrill Show from ‘America’s Got Talent,’ award-winning illusionist Lance Gifford, a Las Vegas hypnotist show, the very popular Banana Derby, a huge carnival midway and more. It’s the perfect spring event.”

The all-new Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show, semi-finalists on the blockbuster television show, “America’s Got Talent,” will perform several of its death-defying shows each day, including motorcycle madness in the “Globe of Death” and more.

Returning to Hudson Valley is crowd favorite the Banana Derby, a race where monkeys dressed in jockey outfits race trained dogs around a track. Fairgoers may even meet the monkeys up close and personal after the races, which are held several times each day.

Award-wining Illusionist Lance Gifford, who has toured much of the U.S. and Canada, will amaze fairgoers with his fast-paced and highly entertaining magical illusion show. He and his company perform some of the world’s most amazing illusions including the “Metamorphosis,” once performed by the late great Harry Houdini. Some of the “family members” in his troupe include doves, rabbits, a chow chow, toy and standard poodles, a Macaw parrot and Burmese python snakes. Gifford’s show can be seen live at the fair several times each day.

On Friday and Saturday nights at 10, the Las Vegas hypnotist show will make believers of the audience, while a man is convinced he’s Beyoncé, participating fairgoers believe it’s sunny at night and more.

The fair also features a large petting zoo where attendees will see llamas, a Texas Longhorn, birds and dozens of creatures normally only found in the best zoos in the U.S. This attraction is open during all fair hours.

Also available at the fair for a small additional fee are camel and pony rides.

No fair would be complete without delicious fair food. The Hudson Valley Fair has all fair favorites like funnel cakes, zeppoles, Italian sausages and peppers, chicken on a stick, candy apples, popcorn, pizza and more.

Strates Shows will be providing a spectacular array of amusement rides ranging from high-speed riders for thrill seekers to exciting rides for the little ones. More than 40 rides, games and attractions will be onsite, including a 130-foot Giant Wheel, the Himalaya, the Sky Flyer and the Fireball.

Fair gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends.

Admission to the fair is as low as $3.50 per person with two-for-one admission discounts available online at Pay-One-Price unlimited rides wristbands are also available at a discount through the website before the start of the fair for $20 each. Individual ride tickets may also be purchased at the event. All shows are free with fair admission.


Vendor space and sponsorships are still available. 

For more information, visit or contact Ron Weber at