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In the world of country fairs, real means dream

In the world of country fairs, real means dream

There will be racing pigs, chainsaw carving, a stilt walker, fireworks on Wednesday, circus performers, and a number of other artifacts of a shared past that may or may not have actually happened. There will be music by Sass and Brass with Daryl McGill, Neal McCoy, Emily Ann Roberts, The Son Brothers, Roots & Boots Tour, and Exile. All concerts are included in the price of admission to the fair.

Caring for livestock helps 4-H youth transcend a time of social isolation

Caring for livestock helps 4-H youth transcend a time of social isolation

Half the fun of a county fair is seeing the live farm animals – raised from infancy, groomed to look their handsomest and trained to be on their best public behavior by young volunteers. These hardworking kids learn practical animal husbandry skills in the 4-H Youth Development Program run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.

Legoland New York Resort opens all seven Lego-themed lands

Legoland New York Resort opens all seven Lego-themed lands

Legoland New York Resort in Goshen has announced the opening of all seven of its Lego-themed lands: the latest step in its phased opening. Annual pass and single-day ticketholders can enjoy Brick Street, Bricktopia, Lego Ninjago World, Lego Castle, Lego City, Miniland and now, Lego Pirates.

Building your kids a wonderland

Building your kids a wonderland

Stuck at home? For some families who had space to spare in their homes or yards, the answer was obvious: Build them a new play structure, or add onto an existing one. Better yet, let the kids help!