Vermont Country Fairs and Festivals

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Vermont Fairs


Connecticut Valley Fair

July 12–15, Bradford
Celebrating the 71st annual agricultural fair, enjoy four days full of motorsports, animal pulling, farming, and family fun.

Lamoille County Field Days
July 27–29, Johnson
Lamoille County Field Days is a traditional agricultural fair that focuses on family fun and education, while promoting and maintaining the traditional agricultural heritage and values common in the past and still so prevalent to the region today.

Franklin County Field Days
August 2–5, Highgate
An open dairy show, antique tractor pull, rides and live music are all part of this annual northern Vermont celebration.

Horse and cart at fair

Addison County Fair and Field Days
August 7–11, New Haven
Vermont’s largest agricultural fair; this event features a children’s barnyard, pony and ox pulling, crafts and a tractor pull.

Vermont State Fair
August 14–18, Rutland
Vermont’s oldest agricultural fair; this event features a children’s barnyard, crafts, live music, woodcarvers, and monster truck rides.

Orleans County Fair
August 15–19, Barton
Vermont’s largest agricultural fair; this event features a children’s barnyard, pony and ox pulling, crafts and a tractor pull.

Sept. 8 ~ Horse & Pony Pulling (North East Kingdom Pulling Assoc.) Marc Farrow 802-673-6239
Sept. 7-9 ~Vermont Trapper’s Association 45th Rendezvous – Jim Calchera 802-722-9790
Sept. 8 ~ Gymkhana Final Buckle Series – Noon – Tracy Webb 802-782-0338
Sept 15 ~ NEW Barton Music Festival – Noon to 10pm
Sept. 22 ~ Fall Harvest – Tractor Pull, Gymkhana more to be announced
Sept. 22-23~ Horse &Pony Pulling Round Up (N.E.K Pulling Assoc.) Marc Farrow 802-673-6239
October 5-7 ~ New England Draft Pony Association - Roundup – Jake Randall 802-525-4308

Deerfield Valley Farmers’ Day Fair
August 9–12, Wilmington
Now in its 99th year, fair highlights include a classic car show, a horse show, exhibit halls and family entertainment.

Danville Fair
August 11–12, Danville
Entering its 86th year, this fair on the Green offers rides, food, music, a horse and pony pull, and a fireworks show on the closing night.

Vermont State Fair
August 15–19, Rutland
The 171st edition of the annual fair features thrill and kiddie rides, a demolition derby, comedy night and various musical acts.

Orleans County Fair
August 16–20, Barton
“Agriculture at its best for 149 years,” a pig scramble, wood carving shows, a farm hand exhibit and plenty of agricultural products are all part of this traditional fair.

Caledonia County Fair
August 22–26, Lyndonville
Steeped in an agricultural background and entering its 161st year, this fair strives to be enjoyable and educational for its patrons. It also includes ATV racing and tractor pulls.

Bondville Fair
August 24–26, Winhall
The Bondville Fair bills itself as the oldest continuous fair in Vermont, running annually since 1797. Arts and crafts, a quilt hall, sugarhouse and tractor pulls are all part of the fun.

Champlain Valley Fair
Aug. 24–Sept. 2, Essex Junction
Billed as “The Ten Best Days of Summer,” this fair at the Champlain Valley Exposition features carnival rides, Vermont products and vendors, farm animals and no shortage of good food.

Guilford Fair
September 2–3, Guilford
A small, yet action packed fair that will be sure to keep the kids entertained throughout the day.

Tunbridge World’s Fair
September 13–16, Tunbridge
The Tunbridge World’s Fair has run continuously since 1867 excep t in 1918, due to the great flu epidemic, and during World War II. Top events include harness racing, horse pulling, a swine show and live entertainment.


09/28/2018 | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm 
09/29/2018 | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm 
09/30/2018 | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm 

Manchester Arts Festival


This is a juried art and craft festival with 140 artists and artisans displaying and selling original art and contemporary crafts. Spaces are located inside the cozy confines of Riley Rink and outside building for the outdoor exhibitors, craft demos, and the food trucks. The dates are September 28-30, Friday and Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. Having the building insures an enjoyable show in the event of rain. In addition to the art and craft, there is a specialty food section which includes Vermont wines and distilled spirits. Come meet the artists, hear their stories, and buy their handcrafted works..