Metro-North Package Offers Discounts and Shuttle Service to Dutchess County Fair


Metro-North’s discount rail and discount admission package for the 168th Dutchess County Fair in quaint Rhinebeck, NY, offers great savings, easy travel and loads of family fun.

This offer is available on the last three days of the fair, Friday August 23 to Sunday August 25.  Shuttle bus meets trains arriving Poughkeepsie at 9:34 a.m. and 10:34 a.m. Shuttle departs the station at 9:50 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. to the Fairgrounds. Bus departs the fairgrounds at 4:50 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. to connect with the 5:40 p.m., and 8:40 p.m. trains departing Poughkeepsie Station to Grand Central Terminal.

Immerse yourself in agriculture - thousands of farm animals and horticultural displays in a park-like setting. Learn about the past with a visit to an authentic one-room school house and Antique Village Museum.  There are crafters selling one-of-a-kind items and plenty of free entertainment for all ages.

In addition to racing pigs and dock diving dogs, there are a host of other family activities include petting zoos with domestic, exotic and rainforest animals and more than 50 carnival rides await children of all ages.

Bring your appetite. Over 100 vendors serve everything from deep fried Oreos to full-course meals.

If you’ve never experienced a real county fair, don’t wait another summer. Come to the country for the Dutchess County Fair. We guarantee it will become an annual tradition.

For details about the Fair, visit or call 845-876-4000.

Take Metro-North’s Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Station and connect with the shuttle bus that meets specific AM and PM trains to/from the Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now. Children 5-11 pay just $1.50 and children under 5 are free when accompanied by an adult paying the package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street of $40.50.  Seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, pay $32.50.

Price from other stations varies:  Check here for price from your boarding station.

Bus fare is not included in package price.  Pay on board the bus, $5 round-trip.

Purchase the package from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Poughkeepsie Station) and through WebTicket. 

For more information click here.