Ulster County Fair to feature 'Sensory Safe Space'
The Ulster County Agricultural Society is launching what it calls a "Sensory Safe Space" for the Ulster County Fair.
Families who have children with autism or sensory sensitivities can go to this space to be away from bright lights, noise and crowds.
The room will feature bubble tubes, touch-and-feel books about animals and noise-canceling headphones.
The Ulster County Fair runs from Aug. 1 through Aug. 6. The sensory safe space will be open during the entire stretch of the Fair from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The fair is taking it one step further by hosting special sensory hours daily between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. when there will be no rides running.
Dreamland Amusements, the vendor that provides the rides, will also offer extended sensory hours on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 3 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., at which time the rides will be open but run without lights or sound.