Mirror Tent, Dutchess County Fair, Balloonfest return in 2022 | Wender Mind Kids

The Spiegeltent venue at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Mirror Tent, now through August 6th

Looking for date ideas? Get ready for the Looking Glass Tent, part of Bard College’s SummerScape festival, returning after a two-year absence. Performances include “The Sound of (Black) Music”, part of Black Roots Summer; Nona Hendryx and Mamafunk; Nightlife impresario Suzanne Bartsch presents New York, New York; Summertime Swing with the George Gee Swing Orchestra; combo chimbita; Martha Redbone and more. There are special events (a kids dance party!) and After Hours, a late night option that runs until 12:30am where you can dance to the spins of top DJs. After Hours is open to guests 21 and older; Tickets are $12 or complimentary with your ticket to another SummerScape event on the same day. Spiegeltent takes place at the Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College, 60 Manor Ave. Annandale-on-Hudson; 845-758-7900. Visit fishercenter.bard.edu/spiegeltent for more information, including the full event schedule, tickets and health logs

Stormville Airport Flea Market, July 9th

It wouldn’t be summer without this sprawling market, which offers shoppers, oglers, and browsers a chance to discover everything from antiques and collectibles to crafts and new goods. Runs rain or shine from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Stormville Airport grounds. 428 Way 216, Stormville. Free entry and parking, but no pets allowed. Visit stormvilleairportfleamarket.com for more information

File photo of a tent at the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Stormville.  This vendor sold discontinued and clearance branded items.

Orange County Fair, Oct. 14-31 July

Where can you see live music, Hanneford Circus, monster trucks, a banana derby, fireworks and your favorite carnival foods? After a year’s hiatus, the Orange County Fair is back with a range of musical performances in a new amphitheater, the Royal Hanneford Big-Top Circus, the All New Benjamin Jackson Comedy Hypnosis Show and the Banana Derby. The fireworks will take place on July 15th, 22nd and 29th. Musical guests include a tribute to Prince, Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones and Live Wire, a tribute to AC/DC, among many others. The opening hours of the fair are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 16:00-23:00 on weekdays, 13:00-23:00 on weekends. The fair is closed from Monday to Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 Seniors (65 and older) $7 Children (7-12 years); free for children up to 6 years. Unlimited ride offers are $30 per day. For a full schedule of events, entertainment and vendors, as well as a link to purchase tickets for the fair and various events, visit www.orangecountyfair.com/schedule. The fair takes place at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown.

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Dutchess County Fair, 23-28 August

From left: David, Jake and Cole McPhedran of Hyde Park riding the swings at the 175th Dutchess County Fair on 24th August 2021.

The 176th fair returns in 2022. The daily fair times for 2022 are: Tue-Sat 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-8pm Buy tickets: online or at the gate, but note that fairgoers are encouraged to buy tickets online Long lines are expected and means shortage of staff that there will be limited person-to-person window sales. Adult admission is $13.50 (+ $1.50 service charge); Children under 11 years old are free. Parking is free. For 2022, all-day ride wristbands are $25 (plus a $1.50 surcharge). Admission on the day of the fair gate is $18 Tuesday through Sunday. Ride all day wristbands are $30. For a full list of visitor FAQs visit dutchessfair.com/the-fair/visitor-info/ The show will be held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds at Rhinebeck, 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck.