Connecticut’s Durham Fair is 91 Years Young!

Connecticut’s Durham Fair is 91 Years Young!


Connecticut’s crown jewel of agricultural fairs, The Durham Fair, turns 91 this year and shows no signs of slowing down! Founded in 1916, this is the largest agricultural fair held in Connecticut, and is also the largest fair in North America to operate without a paid manager or staff; all the workers are volunteers from various organizations, including schools, churches, and civic groups, as well as members of the Durham Agricultural Fair Association.

demolitionderbyFestivities kick off on September 23rd at 4 PM, with a Demolition Derby scheduled for 7:30 that evening. Other planned activities include truck and tractor pulls, pie eating contests, kid’s races, various instructional events, and lots of livestock on display, plus some great live entertainment capped off by country star Aaron Tippin on the Main Stage Friday the 24th at 7:30 PM, and classic rock legends REO Speedwagon on Saturday the 26th at 7:30 PM on the same stage.

Here are the operating hours for the fair and parking info:reospeedwagon

Dates & Hours:

Thursday 9/23  4 P.M. to 10 P.M.

Friday & Saturday 9/24 & 9/25

9 A.M. to 10 P.M.

Sunday, 9/26  9 A.M. to 7 P.M.


$5 for one day or $20 for multiple parking times all weekend

Shuttlebus transportation for Fair visitors – free



Thursday- $10

One Day (Fri-Sun.) Adult- $15

Children 11 and under are free

Senior (62 and over) – $13

Three day adult ticket- $32

Four day adult ticket- $40


For complete ticket information and directions to the fairgrounds, click HERE.


Come for the rides, come for the exhibits, come for the food, shopping or entertainment. Come for no reason at all except to get away and have some FUN! Just COME!!


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