You enter the gates of the Dutchess County Fair. One of your kids is shouting to go on the rides, while another wants to see the racing pigs right now. And did we mention your stomach is growling, you've been dreaming of the Texas Parfait for months and wondering what Elia’s will serve up this year?

The 2014 Dutchess County Fair schedule is jam-packed with demonstrations, concerts and activities for the whole family. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start, we've narrowed down the choices to give you a foolproof fair fun schedule.

Take a look at our top picks for each day of the event from the full list of fair exhibits and shows.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Thursday, Aug. 21

Friday, Aug. 22

Saturday, Aug. 23

Sunday, Aug. 24