Year-Round Events at the Durham Fairgrounds

The Durham Agricultural Fair Association hosts a number of events throughout the year beyond the Fair itself each September. See this year's schedule below.


Summer Concert Series: Jackson Hill

POSTPONED Thursday, July 26, 2018
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  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Located at the Center Stage
  • Country
  • Food & Games
  • Picnic Baskets Encouraged
  • Concert is Free of Charge
  • Concert Sponsors:
    • The Town Of Durham/Recreation
    • The Durham Fair Association
    • The Chapman Manufacturing Company
    • Ct Cobras Basketball Club
    • Durham Republican Committee
    • Durham Dairy Serv
    • Lisa Davenport Designs
    • Cozy Corner

Summer Concert Series: Mixed Signals

Thursday, August 2, 2018

  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Located at the Center Stage
  • Rock, Blues, Funk
  • Food & Games
  • Picnic Baskets Encouraged
  • Concert is Free of Charge
  • Concert Sponsors:
    • The Town Of Durham/Recreation
    • The Durham Fair Association
    • The Chapman Manufacturing Company
    • Ct Cobras Basketball Club
    • Durham Republican Committee
    • Durham Dairy Serv
    • Lisa Davenport Designs
    • Cozy Corner

4H tractor pull at the Fairgrounds

4-H Fair

August 3 – 5, 2018

  • Friday, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

From the car show to the tractor pulls, there is not a dull moment planned at the 4-H fair. With livestock shows, home arts exhibits, pulls and live entertainment, this year’s fair is sure to offer a wide selection for visitors, 4-H’ers and volunteers alike!

Visit the 4-H Fair


Summer Concert Series: Engine Room

Thursday, August 9, 2018

  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Located at the Center Stage
  • Rock
  • & Roll, ’60s and ’80s
  • Food & Games
  • Picnic Baskets Encouraged
  • Concert is Free of Charge
  • Concert Sponsors:
    • The Town Of Durham/Recreation
    • The Durham Fair Association
    • The Chapman Manufacturing Company
    • Ct Cobras Basketball Club
    • Durham Republican Committee
    • Durham Dairy Serv
    • Lisa Davenport Designs
    • Cozy Corner

Summer Concert Series: Bored of Education

Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Located at the Center Stage
  • Rock
  • Food & Games
  • Picnic Baskets Encouraged
  • Concert is Free of Charge
  • Concert Sponsors:
    • The Town Of Durham/Recreation
    • The Durham Fair Association
    • The Chapman Manufacturing Company
    • Ct Cobras Basketball Club
    • Durham Republican Committee
    • Durham Dairy Serv
    • Lisa Davenport Designs
    • Cozy Corner

Durham Fair Logo

The 99th Annual Durham Fair

September 27 – 30, 2018

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!


Off-Season Storage Buildings

Off-Season Storage Move-In

October 28, 2018
November 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Looking for a place to store a car, boat or other items for the winter? We have indoor space available for rent from October through April. The price is $20 per foot of linear storage space.

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