The 97th Annual Durham Fair

September 22 – 25, 2016

In 1916 the Durham Fair began a tradition. That tradition continues today during the last full weekend in September when the fairgrounds come alive and magically transform into Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair. Come visit the Durham Fair and you’ll see what a real fair is all about. Live entertainment, rides and games on the Midway, first-class animal competitions and discovery events on the Corn Stalk Stage. Along with a trove of crafts, exhibits, shopping and fun food. Yum! The Durham Fair is easy to reach yet hard to leave. We know you will have a great time!

The Durham Fair is owned and operated by the Durham Agricultural Fair Association, Inc., and is a private, not-for-profit corporation. The Durham Fair is the largest fair in North America managed entirely by unpaid volunteers.

Learn more about the fair.


Recognition for our tightly knit community.

Each year, the Durham Fair Needlework Dept. hosts a community service project where handmade knit, crocheted, and sewn donations are collected for a cause. This past year, the 96th fair collected almost 300 items to be donated to Hartford Hospital and Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital. After such an ac … Read More