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!
Contests, Competions, Music & Kid’s Stage
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.
Concerts, Magic and More
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.
Child, Youth & Group Entries
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
Educational, Interactive Displays
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.
Full-Day Passes, Rides & Games
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!
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
Goats, Llamas, Ponys & more
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
Kids can feed the petting zoo animals right from the food dispensers that are part of the attraction and they can take a pony ride, too.
Learn more & check out Visit the Petting Zoo.
Livestock, Cow Palace, Llamas, more…
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.
Granpa’s Golden Rule Show
Granpa Cratchet and his cast of fantastic puppets entertain the crowd with a series of skits – all funny, interactive, action-packed and wonderful to watch. But all also sharing the message about the importance of the Golden Rule.
The show will be presented on the Green Stage once on Thursday at 5 pm; three times on Friday and Saturday, 10 am, 2:45 and 7 pm; and a final time on Sunday at 12:15.
You (and your kids) won’t want to miss it!