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Hudson Valley Fair Returns to Dutchess Stadium April 8th

  |   March 27, 2014  |  Comment

Fishkill, NY. – The Hudson Valley Fair returns for three big weekends at Dutchess Stadium, located at 1500 New York 9D in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., starting Friday, April 18.

“Our focus has always been on packing this event with family-friendly entertainment for all ages,” said Ron Weber, general manager of the event. “There is something for everyone to see and enjoy including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, free live entertainment and shows including the High Flying Pages Circus, award-winning illusionist Lance Gifford, a Las Vegas hypnotist show, the Banana Derby, a full petting zoo, camel and pony rides and much more. It’s the perfect spring event.”

All new this year is crowd favorite the Banana Derby, a race where monkeys dressed in jockey outfits race trained dogs around a track. Fairgoers can even meet the monkeys up close and personal after the races, which are held several times each day.

The flying trapeze act is another fair must-see. The High Flying Pages show consists of 30 minutes of non-stop height, thrill and laughter including flying trapeze, hula-hoops, Russian Swing and so much more. The family act will be performing several death-defying shows each day at the fair.

When Illusionist Lance Gifford was 16 years old, he left home and began performing his magic tricks and illusions in a traveling circus. Over the years, the award-winning Gifford has toured throughout much of the U.S. and Canada, amazing audiences with his fast-paced and highly entertaining magical illusion show. He and his company perform some of the world’s most intriguing illusions including the “Metamorphosis,” once performed by the late great Harry Houdini. Some of the “family members” in his troupe include doves, rabbits, a chow chow, toy and standard poodles, a Macaw parrot and Burmese python snakes.

The fair also features a large petting zoo where attendees can see llamas, a Texas Longhorn, birds and dozens of creatures normally only found in the best zoos in the U.S. This attraction is open during all fair hours.

Also available at the fair for an additional charge are camel and pony rides.

No fair would be complete without delicious fair food. The Hudson Valley Fair has all fair favorites like funnel cakes, zeppoles, Italian sausages, chicken on a stick, candy apples, popcorn, pizza and more.

Strates Shows will be providing a spectacular array of amusement rides ranging from high-speed riders for thrill seekers to exciting rides for the little ones. More than 40 rides, games and attractions, including a 130-foot Giant Wheel, the Himalaya music ride, Sky Flyer and the Fire Ball compact loop rollercoaster, will be onsite.

A fireworks display will light up the sky every Saturday evening.

Fair gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends.

Admission to the fair is as low as $3.50 per person with two-for-one admission discounts available online at www.hudsonvalleyfair.com. Pay-One-Price unlimited rides wristbands are also available at a discount through the website before the start of the fair for $20 each. Individual ride tickets may also be purchased at the event. All shows are free with fair admission. For more information, visit www.hudsonvalleyfair.com.

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