Despite the large crowds, everyone is there with the same goal: fun in the sun.
"It's just the place to go to have a good time," said Village of Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano. "I can already smell the fried dough. That's when I really know it's summer, when the fair arrives."
The Saratoga County Fair runs Tuesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 22, at the Saratoga County Fairground, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa.
The fair is open 9 a.m. to midnight daily; the midway is open from noon to midnight daily. Beer is served in the beer garden from noon to midnight, and the concessions are open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
This year's season ticket is $25 per adult (13 and older). Parking in all the fair-managed lots is free. General admission is $7 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; admission is $10 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Children 6-12 years old are $3 every day; children under 6 are free. Wednesday is Senior Citizens Day with admission for seniors over 65 $4 until 5 p.m.
For information, visit www.saratogacountyfair.org, or call the Saratoga County Fair office at 885-9701.