The Ulster County Fair rolled into town Tuesday, kicking off as usual with “carload night,” where $50 buys access to unlimited rides for up to 8 people. The lines were long and the air was charged with youthful, mid-summer exuberance. At most local events, other demographics hold sway: baby boomers for anything high culture with admission of more than $15, hipsters at anything involving good beer and live music, young families on weekend mornings. But on the fair’s midway, the teens and tweens, for whom summer was made, reign supreme.
Wednesday, with its regular admission price and chances of thunderstorms, was more subdued. There’s more rain possible in the forecast for much of the rest of the week, but if it seems to be the type of quick shower that comes and goes. Just like summer.
The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 5. Read our article for more on this year’s daily and ongoing entertainment.
Photos by Will Dendis except where noted.
Meanwhile, on the farm…