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Disco, draft horses and deep-fried Oreos at the Ulster County Fair
The Ulster County Fair begins tonight, kicking off six days of rides, music, carnival food -- and decidedly rural fun, like pig racing and tractor pulls. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the fair, which draws about 45,000 people each year to the scenic fairgrounds in New Paltz. Highlights include a Thursday night concert by the Village People, fireworks on Wednesday and Friday nights, horse...