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The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
NEW GPS address 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
From Taconic Parkway:
North on Taconic Parkway to Route 199 Exit (exit is approximately 1 hour from start of Taconic Parkway). Exit at Route 199 (Red Hook, Rhinebeck). Turn left onto Route 199, heading west. After 4 miles, Route 199 will bear right at a traffic light; go straight at that traffic light onto Route 308, continuing west. Route 308 will take you all the way into the village of Rhinebeck. Avoid traffic, however, by TURNING LEFT in 4.2 miles to merge onto Route 9G North. Go 1.7 miles, turn LEFT onto Route 9 at traffic light. The entrance to the Fairgrounds is approximately 1.2 miles from that traffic light on the left. There is ONE ENTRANCE this year, 2012. It's called the NORTH ENTRANCE and it is north of the main entrance.
Those directions bypass the Village of Rhinebeck. If you'd like to see the historic Village - and bypass POTENTIAL traffic coming over the bridge from Kingston - then continue on Route 308 past Route 9G until you come to the Village. At the light, take a RIGHT. The NORTH ENTRANCE is about 2 miles on the right.
From NYS Thruway (I87/I90):
Travel north to Exit 19, Kingston. After paying toll, you will enter a traffic circle, take your first right off the traffic circle (Route 28). You will go through a traffic light and bear right on the exit for the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Route 209, heading east. Crossing the bridge, the road changes to Route 199. After the bridge, at the second traffic light, turn right, heading south, onto Route 9G. In approximately 1 mile, you will come to another traffic light and the intersection of Route 9. Turn right onto Route 9, heading south. The Fairgrounds are located approximately 2 miles on your left.
Metro North to Poughkeepsie, followed by an approximate 45 minute taxi ride.
Shuttle Bus from Poughkeepsie to Fairgrounds is NOT CURRENTLY scheduled! (9/18/16)
Dutchess County LOOP Bus Check LOOP website for updates.
LEAVING: POUGHKEEPSIE - Poughkeepsie Train Station 5:40am 6:10 7:35 8:35 9:20 ----- 2:05 4:50 5:20 8:50
ARRIVING RHINEBECK - Dutchess County Fairgrounds 6:14am 6:44 8:09 9:18 10:06am ----- 2:51pm 5:24 6:06 9:36pm ----- -----
LEAVING RHINEBECK - Dutchess County Fairgrounds 7:08am 7:38 10:09 11:53am ----- 3:53pm 6:58 7:23 ----- ----- 10:23pm
ARRIVING POUGHKEEPSIE - Poughkeepsie Train Station 7:36am 8:06 10:55am 12:40pm ----- 4:40 7:45 7:55 ---- ---- 11:10pm