County Executive Pat Ryan Announces The 2021 Ulster County Fair Will Be Returning This Summer

Posted June 3, 2021

County Executive Ryan announces the Ulster County Fair will return to the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz in August

Ulster County pool will reopen July 4th weekend 

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and the Ulster County Agricultural Society announced today that the 2021 Ulster County Fair will be returning this summer from Tuesday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 8th at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz. Additionally, County Executive Ryan announced today that the Ulster County Pool Complex will be open starting July 4th weekend and will remain open until Labor Day on September 7th. 

“After an incredibly difficult year, we finally have a chance to celebrate and enjoy this summer. I am proud and excited that we are able to bring back the Ulster County Fair and re-open the Ulster County Pool Complex this summer,” County Executive Pat Ryan said. “The Ulster County Fair is an event that is enjoyed by our entire community and I am looking forward to being able to have our fairgrounds once again be a hub of fun and recreation for all of our Ulster County families.” 

“The board members and management team of the Ulster County Agricultural Society are excited to welcome back our Fair family and supporters for a 2021 Ulster County Fair!” The Ulster County Agricultural Society said. “We are proud to be creating a safe, fun, friendly environment for our community.  See you at the Fair! “

The Ulster County Fair will be held from August 3-8, 2021 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds at 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz. Information about tickets, exhibitors, and entertainment can be found at Following the New York State Guidance for County Fairs, The Ulster County Agricultural Society has submitted a COVID-19 Safety Plan to the State Health Department. The plan includes an online ticketing system to control capacity, contact tracing, no indoor entertainment, and additional cleaning protocols.

The New Paltz Pool Complex offers summer enjoyment for all ages. The complex features an Olympic size swimming pool and two large Kiddie pools. All three pools have lifeguards on duty at all times. The pool complex also has a spacious lawn area for additional lounging and sunbathing and a newly added playground area for children ages 8 and under. Following the CDC and New York State COVID-19 guidelines, unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks when not in the pool and maintain social distance when not in the pool. The Ulster County Pool Complex is located at 241 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, N.Y.