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.


Woman and Dog at the Fairgrounds

Homeward Bound CT (Dog adoption)

May 19 – 20, 2018

  • Saturday, May 19, 11:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Sunday, May 20, 11 AM – 3 PM
  • All Dogs are in crates
  • Located in the Cow Palace
  • 50 – 55 dogs

An event for rescue dogs to find homes. No cost for admission. Head to the Durham Fairgrounds, and open your heart and home to a shelter dog.

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Kids racing at the Fairgrounds

Go Far Surfs Up

May 26, 2018

  • 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Located at the Midway Area

A Festival of Running Featuring 5K | Bean Race | United Kids 1/3 M | 1/2 M | 1 M | 2 M races!

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Poultry breeders at the Fairgrounds

CT Poultry Breeders Society

June 10, 2018

  • 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Located in the Poultry Barn

Honoring the Parent and Child connection in the poultry fancy. Join us for Feathers, Fathers and Friends.

Event Details


CRHS Movie Night

June 16, 2018

  • 6:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Located at the Center Stage

Summer Concert Series: Kings of Karma

Thursday, July 19, 2018

  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Located at the Center Stage
  • Classic 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

Summer Concert Series: Jackson Hill

Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • 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!

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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!