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  • Writer's pictureWesley Krombel

Your Guide For Fairs & Festivals - Connecticut 2023

Calling all fair-goers..

Fall is upon us, and that means it's time for fairs and festivals! Connecticut has a wide variety of fairs to choose from, so there's sure to be one that's perfect for you.

From the oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States to a traditional country fair with pig races and thrill rides, there's something for everyone.

Here are many of the fairs you won't want to miss:

  • Hebron Harvest Fair (September 7-10, 2023): This fair is a great place to experience the best of Connecticut agriculture. Enjoy livestock shows, midway rides, exhibits, a small-animal barn, arts and crafts, food booths, and continuous stage entertainment.

  • North Haven Fair (September 7-10, 2023): This family-friendly fair has something for everyone. Visit the petting zoo, enjoy live music, see agricultural exhibits, and sample delicious fair food.

  • Wapping Fair (September 7-10, 2023): This agricultural fair in South Windsor features livestock shows, rides, bands, magic, food trucks, exhibits, children's attractions, aerialists, exotic animals, and more.

  • Bethlehem Fair (September 8-10, 2023): This old-fashioned fair is a great way to experience rural Connecticut. See livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, horse shows, art and photography shows, farm displays, amusement rides, food, and entertainment.

  • Four Town Fair (September 14-17, 2023): This fair consisting of East Windsor, Ellington, Somers and Enfield, is a celebration of Connecticut's agricultural heritage. See antique cars, tractors, and farm animals. Enjoy contests, live music, and delicious fair food.

  • Berlin Lions Agricultural Fair (September 14-17, 2023): This fair has been a Connecticut tradition for over 140 years. Enjoy pie-eating contests, frog jumping, livestock shows, crafts, and live entertainment.

  • Orange Country Fair (September 16-17, 2023): This fair is a great way to spend a day with the family. Enjoy classic cars, tractor pulls, animals, arts and crafts, and delicious fair food.

  • Guilford Fair (September 15-17, 2023): This fair has something for everyone. Enjoy midway rides, games, food, animals, exhibits, and live entertainment.

  • Durham Fair (September 21-24, 2023): This is Connecticut's largest agricultural fair. Enjoy rides, games, tractor pulls, livestock shows, crafts, exhibits, and delicious fair food.

  • Wolcott Country Fair (September 22-24, 2023): This fair is a great way to experience the fall in Connecticut. Enjoy antique farm equipment displays, tractor pulls, pig races, thrill rides, and plenty of food and entertainment.

  • Harwinton Fair (October 6-8, 2023): This fair is a great way to experience old-fashioned fun. Enjoy pig races, antique tractors, rabbit costume contests, oxen draws, and Civil War displays.

  • Portland Fair (October 6-8, 2023): This fair is a great way to end the fair season. Enjoy classic fair entertainment, food, exhibits, animals, and activities.

  • Celebrate Wallingford (October 7-8, 2023): This new england town celebrates its community, food and businesses by packing downtown with vendors, restaurants and more. Want to experience Wallingford? Come to Celebrate!

  • Riverton Fair (October 13-15, 2023): This old-fashioned country fair is a great way to experience the Farmington River Valley. Enjoy exhibits, animals, vendors, food, midway rides, music, wood chopping events, and more.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your fair-going adventures today!

Here are some additional tips for making the most of your fair experience:

  • Wear comfortable shoes. You'll be doing a lot of walking!

  • Bring sunscreen and a hat. It can get hot at the fair.

  • Bring cash for food and games.

  • Be prepared to wait in line. The fair can get crowded, especially on weekends.

  • Have fun! The fair is a great place to let loose and enjoy yourself.

I hope you have a great time at the fairs!

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