93rd Annual Durham Fair is Fast Approaching!

93rd Annual Durham Fair is Fast Approaching!


Connecticut’s crown jewel of agricultural fairs, The Durham Fair, turns 93 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 27th 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 superstar Kenny Rogers on the Main Stage Friday the 28th at 7:00 PM, and country newcomer and American Idol alumna Kellie Pickler on Saturday the 29th at 7:00 PM on the same stage.

Kenny Rogers, Friday the 28th at 7PM on the Main Stage, and Kellie Pickler, Saturday the 29th at 7PM on the Main StageHere are the operating hours for the fair and parking info:

Dates & Hours:

Thursday 9/27:  4 pm to 10 pm

Friday 9/28 : 9 am to 10 pm

Saturday 9/29: 9 am to 11 pm

Sunday 9/30: 9 am to 7 pm


$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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