New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 95

ECLECTIC EVENTS NITRATE PICTURE SHOW May 5–7 George Eastman Museum, Rochester A festival of famous nitrate prints with displays, lectures and workshops. Eastman.org/nitrate-picture-show From ROCHESTER Station RHINEBECK ANTIQUES FAIR May 27–28 Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck Sales of antique art, furnishings, jewelry and more. Barnstar.com From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station NEW YORK STATE CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL April 14–June 25 New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse A beautiful display of light, color, and culture. Lanternfestnys.com FAIRY HOUSE FESTIVAL June 17 Artpark, Lewiston Whimsical miniature fairy house displays, live music and activities. Artpark.net Adirondack Balloon Festival From NIAGARA FALLS NY Station SYR ACUSE NATIONALS July 14–16 New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse The Northeast’s largest car show. Rightcoastcars.com From SYRACUSE Station ATTICA RODEO August 3–6 Attica Rodeo Association, Buffalo Sixtieth annual rodeo accompanied by live music. Atticarodeo.com From SYRACUSE Station From BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET Station AMERICADE MOTORCYCLE TOURING R ALLY June 5–10 Lake George Beach Tours, rides and manufacturers’ demos at this motorcycle-themed expo. Americade.com NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIR August 5–October 1 Tuxedo Park Dress in period garb, see knights battle for fair maidens. Renfair.com 20TH ANNIVERSARY IRISH 2000 FESTIVAL September 15–16 Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Traditional Irish music, dance and food celebrating Irish Americans. Irish2000fest.com From CROTON-HARMON Station From SARATOGA SPRINGS Station SARATOGA BALLOON & CRAFT FESTIVAL June 16–18 Saratoga County Fairgrounds Hot air balloons, arts and crafts, live music, beer, food and more. Balloonandcraft.com CAPITAL DISTRICT SCOTTISH GAMES September 2–3 Altamont Fairgrounds Bagpipers, dancers, competitors, and vendors celebrate Scottish heritage. Scotgames.com ADIRONDACK BALLOON FESTIVAL September 21–24 Various locations in Glens Falls, Queensbury and Lake George Nearly 100 hot-air balloons paint the sky. Adirondackballoonfest.org From SARATOGA SPRINGS Station From SCHENECTADY and ALBANY-RENSSELAER Stations From FORT EDWARDS-GLENS FALLS Station From FORT EDWARDS-GLENS FALLS Station The Great New York State Fair August 23–September 4 Nysfair.org Erie County Fair August 9–20 Ecfair.org From NEW YORK FAIR Station Dutchess County Fair August 22–27 Dutchessfair.com Saratoga County Fair July 18–23 Saratogacountyfair.org From SARATOGA SPRINGS Station Clinton County Fair July 8–15 Clintoncountyfair.com From PLB Station SUMMER FAIR SEASON! When summer arrives in New York State, so do the county and state fairs. These events, all of which are close to Amtrak stations, offer family fun, thrilling rides, agricultural exhibits— and, of course, fantastic food! Amtrak.com Ulster County Fair August 1–6 Ulstercountyfair.com From POUGHKEEPSIE Station Altamont Fair August 15–20 Altamontfair.com From BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET Station From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station Fonda Fair August 30–September 4 Fondafair.com From AMSTERDAM Station Columbia County Fair August 30–September 4 Columbiafair.com From HUDSON Station Schaghticoke Fair August 30–September 4 Schaghticokefair.com From SARATOGA SPRINGS and ALBANY-RENSSELAER Stations From SCHENECTADY Station Essex County Fair August 16–20 Essexcountyfair.org From WESTPORT Station New York By Rail | 93