Kids & Families at the Durham Fair

Looking for family fun in Connecticut? The Durham Fair is the premier destination for kids and families to enjoy everything that’s Good, Clean, Wholesome & Fun! Visit Kid’s Place, Kid’s Stage, our Youth Exhibits, the Mini Midway, Livestock Exhibits, and The Discovery Center – It's all about the kids at The Durham Fair!

Kid’s Place

Contests, Competions, Music & Kid’s Stage

Kid’s Place

This is the place your kid's are sure to love – a mini-fairgound designed specifically with our youngest fairgoers in mind! Bring the kids outdoors for a weekend chock full of good old-fashioned fun, from pie and watermelon eating contests, balloon-stomp competitions to bubble stations, petting zoos and live music and magic shows on Kid's Stage.

Check out the Kid’s Place page for a full schedule listing and more information.

Kid’s Stage

Concerts, Magic and More

Kid’s Stage

It's showtime! Located on the Durham Green, Kid's Stage is sure to delight the littlest Durham Fairgoers with live concerts and magic shows!

View the schedule for showtimes.

Youth Exhibits

Child, Youth & Group Entries

Youth Exhibits

It's a fair within a fair! One of our largest exhibits can be found in the new Youth Building. The Durham Fair Youth Exhibit features crafts, collections, needlework, baking, artwork and photography all in one place! From individual to entire school class entries, you will be amazed at the incredible display of talent and creativity of our youth! This exciting exhibit will be sure to inspire your youngster to create their own entry for next year's fair!

Visit the Youth Exhibit

Discovery Center

Educational, Interactive Displays

Discovery Center

Explore dinosaurs and fossils in Connecticut, along with seminars on foods, farming, home and garden care along with other interactive displays and demonstrations by experienced, knowledgeable experts in their respective fields of service.

Visit the Discovery Center

Midway

Full-Day Passes, Rides & Games

Midway

Aside from our Main Midway, complete with a Roller Coaster, Ferris Wheel, Zipper, Fun House, carnival games and more, the Durham Fair Mini-Midway, located on the Durham Green, is just the right size and speed for our youngest thrill-seekers. Unlimited ride bracelets are available for Friday only, making it the perfect day for kids to spend at the Durham Fair!

Visit the Midway.

The Marvelous Mutts

Dog Sport Entertainment

The Marvelous Mutts

A thrilling dog sport entertainment show that showcases some of the world’s finest canine athletes. An animal act for the whole family!

Learn more & view the show schedule.

Livestock

Livestock, Cow Palace, Llamas, more…

Livestock

Come face to face with thousands of furry friends! Cows, goats, llamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine…there's even an Animal Costume Parade! Educational and fun for everyone!

Visit the livestock section to learn more.