A heritage deeply rooted in Durham’s agricultural past are the horse, oxen and pony pulls. These powerful contests are a throwback to the days long ago when animals worked the land. Bear witness as these beasts of burden battle it out to haul carts, logs and machinery a weighted sled well into the night!
- Real life horse power!
- Oxen weighing as much as 3000 pounds
- Draft Horse, Pony and Mini Horse pulls
- Teams competing from all over New England
- A traditional fair favorite!
Check the schedule page or Exhibitor Information page for pull times.
*Please note: The Durham Fair makes it a priority to ensure that all animals participating in competitions are treated in a humane and respectful manner.