The Ultimate 2019 Guide to Connecticut’s Country Fair Season
There ain't nothin' like a clump of fried dough, a bunch of sheep, and a fierce game of Wack-A-Mole. Connecticut Country Fair season is in the air!
You can't beat a good ol' country fair. They're perfect for people watchin,' pig racin', livestock displays, barbecued chicken, and homemade corn dogs. Here's a listing of some of the legendary country fairs coming to Connecticut.
Since 1959, The Lebanon Lions Club has managed the Lebanon Country Fair. Non-profit organizations utilize the fair as a fundraiser, while you're having fun, you're also supporting worthy causes. You can enjoy a weekend of Adult and Kid Games, Bella the Clown, Horseshoe Tournament, Little Miss Lebanon, Demolition Derby, and Truck Pull. Also, enjoy tasty cuisine from multiple food vendors. Lebanon Country Fair is located at 122 Mack Rd. Lebanon, CT 06249.
- 2This fair is known for their amazing food so make sure you bring your appetite. With a large variety of great food tents throughout the fairgrounds, with their famous roast beef sandwiches, slow-cooked chicken, fresh buttery corn, tacos, ice cream, fried dough, BBQ, fried Oreos and many more. As well as animal competitions, exhibits, tractor pull, and entertainment. The fair is located at 100 Main St. South Bridgewater, CT 06752
Enjoy Milestone Midway carnival rides and games, Grange Hall coffee, grill and snack bar, food concessions, pony rides and more. As well as highlighting top local music talent and entertainment. Participate in the kid's games on Saturday 11am-1pm or come and watch the traditional horse and oxen pulls on Saturday and Sunday. This fair is located 1 Sterling City Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371.
Starting in 1979, the Wolcott Country Fair is the area’s largest agricultural and family fun event of the summer. Farm exhibits, animal shows, petting zoo, pony rides, carnival rides, racing pigs, arts and crafts, live entertainment, fireworks display each night plus much more. Each night a different artist performs, Friday is Fun Night, Saturday is Blues Night and Sunday is 70’s Night. This fair is located at 245 Wolcott Road Wolcott, CT 06716.
Being the Oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States, the Brookyln Fair pack full of fun with draft horses, livestock shows, home and garden exhibits, live entertainment, historical displays, special daily events, midway and great food. The fair is located Brooklyn Fairgrounds Rte. 169 & 15 Fairgrounds Rd. Brooklyn, CT 06234.
Major agricultural fair with livestock/animal shows and pulls, arts and crafts, baking contests, midway, children's games, musical entertainment and lots of food and fun. While having great entertainment each night, admission is 10 dollars, this fair offers military and senior citizen admission discount as well, Children under 12 get in for free. Located at Kirtland Terrace, off RT. 154, in Chester, CT.
Founded in 1948, the Terryville Lions Country Fair is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Terryville Lions Club. This year, the Terryville Fair few new surprises, like ATV and dirt bike drag racing, Jeep and pickup truck tug-of-war competitions and side-by-side truck racing. As well as great food, games and entertainment. Located at Terryville Fairgrounds 171 Town Hill Rd.Plymouth, CT 06786.
Haddam Neck Fair is celebrating its 104th year, they have been rated one of Connecticut's major agricultural fairs. This fair is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and beautiful environment. This fair is featuring baking contest, tractor pulling, horse show, road race, exhibits, family entertainment, midway, truck and tracker pulls. Located at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds 26 Quarry Hill Rd.Haddam Neck, CT 06424.
The state's second-oldest agricultural fair featuring crafts, lots of food, livestock shows, petting zoo, free stage shows, midway, go-kart races. On Friday, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.,Connecticut's Battle of the Bands will be held as a, musical tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. At 8:15 p.m., Tusk will take the Main Stage.Loacted at Woodstock Fairgrounds281 Rte. 169 South Woodstock, CT 06267.
The 107th Goshen Fair will feature Professional Truck Pulls; Soul Sound Revue; Apricot Brandy; James Montgomery Blues Band, with special guest Christine Ohlman; and Fireworks. As well as including livestock judging, woodcutting competition, entertainment, great food, arts and crafts and more. Located at Goshen Fairgrounds 116 Old Middle St. (Rte. 63) Goshen, CT 06756.
Hebron Harvest Fair kicks off on September and end on the 8th. Rosaire's Royal Racers will be returning to the Hebron Harvest Fair this year. With continuous stage magic show, entertainment,arts and crafts, food and product booths, small animal barns, and much more. Located Hebron Lion's Fairgrounds 347 Gilead St. (Rte. 85)Hebron, CT 06248.
Every year the North Haven Fair presents some of the greatest, farm animals, baking and entertainment in the state. Including exhibit buildings and booths, Old McDonald's farm, live entertainment, good food, tractor pull. and more. Located at North Haven Fairgrounds 290 Washington Ave. (Rte. 5) North Haven, CT 06473.
This year marks the 127th Wapping Fair, which starts on September 5 and ends the 8th. Admissions for Adults are$8.00 and Kids 57" and over. While Seniors (65+) $4.0 ,Military Discount $4.00 (with valid ID)and Kids under 57" are free. This fair featuring livestock, rides, bands, magic, food truck festival, exhibits, children's attractions, exotic animal meet and greet, vendors and more. Located at South Windsor Fair Grounds 75 Brookfield Street South Windsor, CT 06074.
Bethlehem gates open on 8 am on September 6th, this fair includes livestock, agricultural exhibits, horse show, horse drawing, Antique Tractor Pully, farm displays, amusement rides, food, and entertainment. Saturday, September 7 on the main stage, “Bethlehem Fair's Got Talent” at 4 pm.
The Ledyard Fair happens at 740 Colonel Ledyard Highway and offers FREE RIDES (no wristbands required) on Saturdaym September 7 between 9:00 and 10:00 AM
This year is Four Town Fair 181st fair including events such as car show, parade, live entertainment, and doodlebug pull and much more. Events for the family include a frog jumping contest, corn, and pie-eating contest, and skillet toss. Other family-friendly attractions include the mini-farm, food and much, much more. Located at Four Town Fair Fairgrounds 56 Egypt Rd. (off Rte. 83) Somers, CT 06071.
Berlin Fair comes back for its 71st year. Run as by the Berlin Lions Club, 2019. Connecticut’s charitable organizations benefit from the money raised at the Berlin Fair. So while you're having fun your always supporting charitable causes as well. This fair includes thrilling rides,or just relaxing and watching a concert as well frog jumping and turtle racing. This fair is for all ages, anyone can enjoy it. Located Berlin Fairgrounds 430 Beckley Rd. Berlin, CT 06037.
Orange Country Fair is set to take place September 14-16. With alot of entertainment, tractor pulls,horse draw, and Pork Chop Pig Racing. This year is fulled with much fun and excitment as orange county fair celebrates is 45th annual fair. Loacted Orange Fairgrounds 525 Orange Center Rd. (Rte. 152) Orange, CT 06477.
The third weekend of September is always the host to a long-standing tradition in Guilford, which started as a Cattle Show in the fall of 1859, Now it has become one of the oldest agricultural institutions. that still enjoy the fairness of competition and the value of agricultural education. This year they have a world-class horse and oxen pull as well as the only donkey and mule show in the state. Located Guilford FairgroundsLovers Lane Guilford, CT 06437.
This year Durham Fair celebrates their 100 year. They have nationally-known country music performers, thousands of exhibits, lots of food and more. As well as Demolition Derby, tractor pull and a monster truck meet and greet, where you can meet the driver and get autographs and much more exciting entertainment. Located Durham FairgroundsRtes. 17 & 68 Durham, CT 06422.
October 4th starts the day of the 163rd Annual Harwington Fair. This fair is full of fun activities for all ages wood chopping contests, displays and exhibits, blacksmith shop, great entertainment. The Harwington Fair gates open 4pm on October 6th. Located Harwinton Fairgrounds 150 Locust Rd. Harwinton, CT 06791.
The portland fair is full of fun activites for all ages, contests, Horse and Oxen drawing and competitive exhibits.
The Dutchess County Fair is the second largest fair in New York State. It goes down at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck, NY from August 20 through 25.
The Big E is one of those events that has people around Connecticut and all of New England marking their calendars at the very beginning of the year. This year's extravaganza will take place between Sept. 13 and 29 and will feature a laundry list of new food items and locations.