An old-fashioned county fair in New York City? Yes, indeed! A Staten Island tradition for four decades (this year marks the 40th annual event), the Richmond County Fair has circus performers, crafts and rides for the kids (of both the mechanical and pony variety), live music, plenty of eats and contests demonstrating all the requisite fairground skills—intestinal fortitude (hot-dog eating), agility and endurance (potato-sack racing) and culinary craftiness (pie baking). Plus, proceeds benefit Historic Richmond Town, itself a year-round attraction that offers a window into the City’s past.
Courtesy, SI Borough President's Office