2021 Schedule

ALL-DAY Every Day, September 23 – 26, 2021
Art Department
Solve the mystery! Look for the clues and earn an Art Detective ribbon. Guest Artist Series (see daily schedule).
Cow Palace
Milking Time each day, 4 – 6 PM

Discovery Center
Ongoing educational exhibits and demonstrations, located in the south end of the T Barn.

  • Farm Stands in CT
  • Rock Hounds
  • Trout Unlimited: fly tying and trout in the classroom
  • Blight Resistant Chestnut Trees
  • Science Experiments
  • Egg Exhibit
  • Stuff from Grandma’s Attic
  • Xavier/Mercy/Coginchaug Robotics (Sep. 23 - 26 only)
  • Apple Pi Robotics (Sep. 23 - 26 only)
Farm Museum
Ongoing exhibits and demonstrations of early farm life, continuous blacksmith demonstrations. In addition, 3 times daily, pulley-driven antique farm equipment demonstrations, including corn grinders, hay press, lime crusher, corn chopper, wood saw, shingle mill and lunger engine.
Fiber Department
Spinning and weaving demonstrations, along with touch fibers and an educational area for kids
Llama Barn
Kids Place
Ongoing activities include corn crib, bubbles, photo opportunities and more with prizes all day!
Needlework Department
Sewing demonstrations daily, corner stage.
Roaming Acts
Musicians and entertainment acts, any day at any time!
Youth Exhibits
Various demonstrations, including scavenger hunts and more.
THURSDAY, September 23, 2021
Fair Hours: 4 PM – 10 PM
4:00 PM The Hartford Brass Band
Green Stage
5:00   Nosmo Kings: Irish
International Food & Stage
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
6:00   Sage
Green Stage
7:00   Linguini the Cow BINGO
South of the Youth Building
7 – 9 Alex Shillo: Performing the music of Bruce Springsteen and original music
Center Stage
7 – 10 Demolition Derby
Motorized Events Area
FRIDAY, September 24, 2021
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
All Day Scavenger Hunt
Youth Exhibits
All Day Learn About Cub Scouts / Scouts BSA / Girl Scouts
Youth Exhibits
9:00 AM Beef Cattle Showmanship
Cow Palace
9 – 3 Garden Tractor Pulls
Motorized Events Area
10:30   CRHS: High School Music Dept
Center Stage
10:30   Restless Moutain Blue Grass Band
Green Stage
11:00   Italian Favorites with Mr. Sapia
International Food & Stage
11:00   Ox Pulls (all classes)
Pull Ring
11:00   Linguini the Cow BINGO
South of the Youth Building
12:00 PM Dr. Terry Doyle, The Mushroom Detective of Killingworth: Mushroom Collecting for the Table
Discovery Center
12:30   Disciples of Pat
Center Stage
12:30   Cessa and the Zach
Green Stage
1:00   Bob Reynolds, Rockhounds: Fossil History of the Earth
Discovery Center
2:00   Florian Carle: Can we restore the once dominant American Chestnut tree back to the forests of Connecticut?
Discovery Center
2:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
2:30   The Engine Room: ’50s, ’60s, ’70s & ’80s Rock
Center Stage
2:30   Susan Peak
Green Stage
3 – 8   Quilt of Valor Demonstration
Needlework Building
4:00   Dairy Cattle Showmanship
Cow Palace
4:00   Llama Shows
Llama Ring outside of T Barn
4:30   CJ West and the Downtown Train: Country
Center Stage
4:30   Mariachi Corazón de Oro, Mariachi Academy of New England
International Food & Stage
4:30   Barrel House Boys
Green Stage
5:00   Linguini the Cow BINGO
South of the Youth Building
5:00   Bunny Hop Contest
The Barnyard
5:00   Dance in Rhythm Dancers: Dance Demonstration
Discovery Center
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
7:00   Mixed Signals: Groove oriented Rock and Blues
Center Stage
7:00   Take 2 and Call Me in the Morning
Green Stage
7 – 10 Figure 8 & Demolition Derby
Motorized Events Area
SATURDAY, September 25, 2021
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
All Day Scavenger Hunt
Youth Exhibits
All Day Learn About Cub Scouts / Scouts BSA / Girl Scouts
Youth Exhibits
8:30 AM Dairy Cattle Open & Junior Show
Cow Palace
9:00   Goat Show
Goat Show Ring
9:00   Sheep Show
Sheep Show Ring
9 – 3 Connecticut State Tractor Pullers Association
Motorized Events Area
10:00   Pony Pull (all classes)
Pull Ring
10:00   Rabbits Junior & Senior Showmanship
The Barnyard
10:00   Mini Pedal Tractor Pull
Kids Place
10:30   CRHS: High School Music Dept
Center Stage
11:00   Hartt School of Music Chinese Ensemble
International Food & Stage
11:00   Linguini the Cow BINGO
South of the Youth Building
11:00   Poultry Jr. and Sr. Showmanship
The Barnyard
11:00   Backyard Maple Syrup Production by Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut
Presidents’ Hall, Canning Department demonstration area
11:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
11:30   Jackson Hill: Country
Green Stage
12:00 PM Heidi Lyons: Healthy Solutions for Body, Mind, and Home - Essential Oils 101
Discovery Center
12:30   Kings of Karma: Rock and Country
Center Stage
1:00   Pete Picone, CT DEEP: The Challenge of Managing Invasive Non-native Plants
Discovery Center
1:30   Rock Bottom
Green Stage
2:00   The Happy Travelers Orchestra
International Food & Stage
2:00   Christian Heiden, Levo International: Hydroponics as a Source of Sustainable Food Supply in Haiti and Elsewhere
Discovery Center
2:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
2 – 7   Quilt of Valor Demonstration
Needlework Building
2:30   Triple Play
Center Stage
3:00   Ryan Cleveland, DFA Garden of the Giants Superintendent: Giant Vegetables
Discovery Center
3:30   The Locomotives: Folk, Rock, Blues
Green Stage
4:00   Andy Kasznay: Electric Vehicles and the Connecticut Rebate Program
Discovery Center
4:30   Gold Rush
Center Stage
4:30   Sound Pipers Band
International Food & Stage
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
5:00   Linguini the Cow BINGO
South of the Youth Building
5:00   Bunny Hop Contest
The Barnyard
5:00   3-Horse Pull (all classes)
Pull Ring
6:00   Sister Funk: All Female, High Energy Rock
Green Stage
6 – 10 Truck & SUV Pull
Motorized Events Area
7:00   Leaf Jumpers: The sounds of classic rock with a modern touch.
Center Stage
7:00   Battle of the Barns
Cow Palace
SUNDAY, September 26, 2021
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
All Day Scavenger Hunt
Youth Exhibits
All Day Learn About Cub Scouts / Scouts BSA / Girl Scouts
Youth Exhibits
9 – 3 Connecticut State Tractor Pullers Association
Motorized Events Area
9:15 AM Ecumenical Church Service
Green Stage
10:00   Pair Draft Horse Pull (3125 lbs. or under 15 ft.)
Pull Ring
10:00   Mini Pedal Tractor Pull
Kids Place
10 – 2   Sewing Demonstrations
Needlework Building
10:30   Beth and the Boys
Center Stage
11:00   Downtown Six
Green Stage
11:00   Bunny Hop Contest
The Barnyard
11:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
11:30   The Happy Travelers Orchestra
International Food & Stage
12 :00 PM Monster Truck Show Meet and Greet: Meet drivers and get autographs and pictures.
Motorized Events Area
12:00   Bob Reynolds Rockhounds: Meteorites
Discovery Center
12:15   Military Appreciation Ceremony
Center Stage
1:00   Power Wheels Demolition Derby
Mom's Mini Van Demolition Derby

Motorized Events Area
1:00   The Monthei Brothers: Country
Center Stage
1:00   Pair Draft Horse Pull (3,325 lbs. or under 15 ft.)
Pull Ring
2:00   Monster Truck Show: Monster Truck freestyle event
Motorized Events Area
2:00   Mark Evans, Professor of Geology, CCSU: Climate Change History in New England: An Update
Discovery Center
2:00   Linguini the Cow BINGO
South of the Youth Building
2:00   Animal Costume Parade
Cow Palace
2:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
2 – 6   Quilt of Valor Demonstration
Needlework Building
3:00   Crossover: New Country, Classic Rock
Center Stage
3:00   Sweet Magic
Green Stage
3:00   Jukebox45 Show Band
International Food & Stage
3:00   Pair Draft Horse Pull (over 3,325 lbs. 12 ft.)
Pull Ring
3:00   Cameron Pollitt: Beer Brewing at Home
Discovery Center
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum