Animal Pulls

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 well into the night!


  • Real life horse power!
  • Oxen weighing as much as 3000 pounds
  • Mini Horse and Draft Pony 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.