2022 Schedule

The Durham Fair schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check back for the most up-to-date schedule.

ALL-DAY Every Day, September 22– 25, 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 22, 2022
Fair Hours: 4 PM – 10 PM
5–6:30 PM Kings of Karma: Rock and Country
Center Stage
5–6:30   Good Fella’z
Green Stage
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
7–9   Mixed Signals: Groove oriented Rock and Blues
Center Stage
7–9   Rock Bottom
Green Stage
7–10   Demolition Derby
Motorized Events Area
FRIDAY, September 23, 2022
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
10:30–12   CRHS: High School Music Dept
Center Stage
10:30–12   Flip the Tables
Green Stage
11:00   Ox Pulls (all classes)
Pull Ring
12:15–1:45 PM Aquatudes
Center Stage
12:30–2   Sage
Green Stage
2:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
2:30–4   Great Hill Mountain Band
Center Stage
2:45–4:15   Daily Planet
Green Stage
4:00   Dairy Cattle Showmanship
Cow Palace
4:00   Llama Shows
Llama Ring outside of T Barn
4:30–6:30   Sunset Drive
Center Stage
5–6:30   The Engine Room: ’50s, ’60s, ’70s & ’80s Rock
Green Stage
5:00   Bunny Hop Contest
The Barnyard
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
7–9   Wastin’ Bullets
Green Stage
7–9   Blondie & Beyond
Center Stage
7 – 10   Figure 8 & Demolition Derby
Motorized Events Area
SATURDAY, September 24, 2022
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
10–12   Kareoke Competition
Green Stage
10:30–12   CRHS: High School Music Dept
Center Stage
11:00   Hartt School of Music Chinese Ensemble
International Food & Stage
11:00   Poultry Jr. and Sr. Showmanship
The Barnyard
11:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
12:30–2 PM Shed Rats
Green Stage
12:30–2   Jason Ingriselli and the Miles North
Center Stage
2:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
2:30–4   Bad Mannerz
Center Stage
2:45–4:15   Bus13
Green Stage
4:30–6   Downtown 6
Center Stage
5–6:30   Jackson Hill: Country
Green Stage
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
5:00   Bunny Hop Contest
The Barnyard
5:00   3-Horse Pull (all classes)
Pull Ring
6 – 10   Truck & SUV Pull
Motorized Events Area
7–9   Cherry Pie
Green Stage
7–9   Sister Funk
Center Stage
7:00   Battle of the Barns
Cow Palace
SUNDAY, September 25, 2022
Fair Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
All Day Scavenger Hunt
Youth Exhibits
All Day Learn About Cub Scouts / Scouts BSA / Girl Scouts
Youth Exhibits
9:00 AM Ecumenical Church Service
Green Stage
9–3   Connecticut State Tractor Pullers Association
Motorized Events Area
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
10:30–12   Liz Reed and the Time of Day
Green Stage
11–12:30   Beth and the Boys
Center Stage
11:00   Bunny Hop Contest
The Barnyard
11:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
12 :00 PM Monster Truck Show Meet and Greet: Meet drivers and get autographs and pictures.
Motorized Events Area
12:30–2   Zydeliscious
Green Stage
1:00   Power Wheels Demolition Derby
Mom's Mini Van Demolition Derby

Motorized Events Area
1:00   Pair Draft Horse Pull (3,325 lbs. or under 15 ft.)
Pull Ring
1–2:30   Crossover: New Country, Classic Rock
Center Stage
2:00   Monster Truck Show: Monster Truck freestyle event
Motorized Events Area
2:00   Animal Costume Parade
Cow Palace
2:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
2:30–4   Neighborhood Watch
Green Stage
3:00   Pair Draft Horse Pull (over 3,325 lbs. 12 ft.)
Pull Ring
3–5   The Monthei Brothers: Country
Center Stage
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum