The New Salem Volunteer Fire Department is always seeking new members. We regularly meet each Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Stop on in.

The New Salem Fire Department Annual Punkintown Fair

Punkintown Fair still going strong for over 65 years - photo circa 1970's


Punkintown Fair history

The area of New Salem was first settled as farmland around 1770 and soon the Beaverdam Road was established through the future hamlet. Legend has it that the original name of the hamlet, Punkintown, was because a sow and her litter were able to live inside a "punkin" (pumpkin) since the pumpkins grown in the area grew so large. When the post office was established here in 1830 the name New Salem was used.

A family friendly fair supporting the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department in Voorheesville (New Salem), New York.

Rides, Games, Food, and Entertainment for young and old. Come join us at the 76th annual Punkintown Fair!

2018 Punkintown Fair

Starting Thursday July 26th, 27th & 28th beginning at 6pm every night.
Free Parking and Admission!
Fun rides & Great food!

*Look for your 2018 Raffle tickets in the mail!

New Salem Volunteer Fire Department


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