Instagram Photo Contest

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

Share your tale of the Durham Fair by uploading a picture of your favorite fair moment to Instagram using the hashtag #DurhamFairTales. We can’t wait to see your tale and share in the fun!


  • Only pictures taken at the Durham Fair, Sept 24 –27, 2015, will be considered for judging.
  • Use hashtag #DurhamFairTales in your post.
  • Only entries from public profiles are eligible.
  • Contest will be judged based on creativity by selected Durham Fair Directors.
  • Pictures will be judged by 10pm each day (Sept 24, 25, 26,27) and winner announced by 10am the following day.


  • Daily winners will receive a pre-selected gift choice from the Souvenir shop valued at $25.
  • Grand Prize winner will receive 2015 Durham Fair prize package (value $100).
  • Winners will be announced via the Fair’s Instagram (@durhamfairct), Facebook (Durham Fair Association) and Twitter (@DurhamFairCT).
  • Winning photos will be featured on, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & Instagram, and in other marketing materials.

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2014's #DurhamFairSelfie

Did you take a Durham Fair Selfie? Congratulations to our 2014 winners!

2014 Grand Prize Winner:

#DurhamFairSelfie Grand Prize Winner

Sunday Winner:

#DurhamFairSelfie Sunday Winner

Saturday Winner:



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Friday Winner:


Doing the fair the right way. @rtgraham63 #durhamfairselfie #durhamfair #thebest #gyro

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Thursday Winner:

#DurhamFairSelfie Thursday Winner

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Selfie Rules

View the prizes and rules for the 2015 Durham Fair Selfie Contest (PDF).