2024 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 26–29, 2024
Art Department
Solve the mystery! Look for the clues and earn an Art Detective ribbon.
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 including: The American Chestnut Foundation, Rockhounds, Xavier/Mercy Robotics, Trout Unlimited, Inc., STEM Experiments & Demonstrations, Master Gardeners Haddam, JC Farm Stand, & Wesleyan Potters
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, Bubble Mania, Face-in-Hole photo opportunities and more with prizes all day!
Roaming Acts
Musicians and entertainment acts, any day at any time!

Youth Exhibits
Ongoing activities include a Scavenger Hunt and Learn About Cub Scouts / Scouts BSA / Girl Scouts.

THURSDAY, September 26, 2024
Fair Hours: 4PM–10PM
5:00   CRHS: High School Music Dept
Center Stage
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
5:00   Night Soil: Funk, Rock and Originals
Green Stage
6:00   Derek and the Funbags: High Octane Classic Hits Cover Band
International Food & Stage
7:00   CONNetic Energy: ’50s thru ’70s music
Green Stage
7:00   Sister Funk: Pop, Rock and Country
Center Stage
7:30–10   Demolition Derby
Motorized Events Area
9:00   Fireworks
Above the Fairgrounds
FRIDAY, September 27, 2024
Fair Hours: 9AM–10PM
9:00 AM Beef Cattle Showmanship
Cow Palace
10:00   Magic Show
Kids Place
10–3   Sewing Demonstrations from American Sewing Guild
Needlework Building
10–2   Children’s Craft Activity
Needlework Building
10:30   Paperhouse Productions: Musical Theater
Center Stage
10:30   Bill Benson: Acoustic Favorites
Green Stage
11:00   Ox Pulls (all classes)
Pull Ring
11:00   Cow Plop BINGO
South of the Cow Palace Building
11:00   Music with Susan Peak
Kids Place
11:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
11–3   Quilt of Valor Demonstration
Needlework Building
11:30   Jackson Hill: Country Favorites
International Food & Stage
11:45   Saved by Friday: Rock & Roll
Green Stage
11:45   CRHS: High School Music Dept
Center Stage
12:00   Balloon Safari Show
Kids Place
1–3   Big Coloring
Kids Place
1:45   Furious George: Best of 7 Decades
Green Stage
1:45   Beth and the Boys: Country, Rock & Pop
Center Stage
2:00   Games and Contests
Kids Place
2:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
3:00   Echoes of Sinatra: Italian Music
International Food & Stage
3:00   Collections Spotlight
Creative Arts demonstration area
3:00   Magic Show
Kids Place
3:45   Silver Fox String Band: Bluegrass, Country and Rock Band
Green Stage
3:45   Kings of Karma: Rock
Center Stage
4:00   Dairy Cattle Showmanship
Cow Palace
4:00   Llama Shows
Llama Ring outside of T Barn
4:30   Happy Travelers: Polish favorites
International Food & Stage
5:00   Bunny Hop Contest
The Barnyard
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
5:45   No Feedback: Classic Rock
Green Stage
5:45   Central City Stompers: Dixieland Jazz
Center Stage
6:00   Jason Ingriselli and the Miles North: Country
Main Stage
7:30   CHECK BACK SOON
Main Stage
7:30–10   Figure 8 & Demolition Derby
Motorized Events Area
8:00   The Rakes: Modern and Classic Country
Green Stage
8:00   Souls on Fire: 10 Piece Horn Band - Iconic Soul Music
Center Stage
SATURDAY, September 28, 2024
Fair Hours: 9AM–10PM
8:30 AM Dairy Cattle Open & Junior Show
Cow Palace
9–3   Antique Tractor Pull
Motorized Events Area
9:00   Goat Show
Goat Show Ring
9:00   Sheep Show
Sheep Show Ring
10:00   Pony Pull (all classes)
Pull Ring
10:00   Rabbits Junior & Senior Showmanship
The Barnyard
10:00   Games and Contests
Kids Place
10–3   Sewing Demonstrations from American Sewing Guild
Needlework Building
10–2   Children’s Craft Activity
Needlework Building
10:30   Remy Adair: Youth Pianist
Green Stage
10:30   Star Dancers: Dance Demo
Center Stage
11:00   Cow Plop BINGO
South of the Cow Palace Building
11:00   Mini Pedal Tractor Pull Contest
Kids Place
11:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
11–3   Quilt of Valor Demonstration
Needlework Building
11:30   Jukebox 45: USA Oldies
International Food & Stage
11:45   No Hangups: Classic Rock
Green Stage
11:45   Great Hill Mountain Band: Country, Southern Rock
Center Stage
12:00   Music with Susan Peak
Kids Place
1–3   Big Coloring
Kids Place
1:45   Karma: Pop & Rock
Green Stage
1:45   The Monthei Brothers: Country
Center Stage
2:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
2:00   Magic Show
Kids Place
3:00   The Nosmo Kings: Irish Music
International Food & Stage
3:00   Balloon Safari Show
Kids Place
3:45   Leaf Jumpers: Rock
Green Stage
3:45   2B Determined: ’80s, ’90s and Alternative Rock
Center Stage
4:00   Candy Bar Bingo
Kids Place
4:30   East Rock Horns: NOLA Jazz Band
International Food & 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
5:45   On the Side: Classic Rock
Green Stage
5:45   Ruckus Country Trio: Acoustic Country
Center Stage
6:00   Blondie and Beyond: ’70s & ’80s Rock
Main Stage
6–10   Truck & SUV Pull
Motorized Events Area
7:00   Battle of the Barns
Cow Palace
7:30   38 SPECIAL
Main Stage
8:00   The Jim Crutchfield Band: Country
Green Stage
8:00   Downtown 6: Rock, Funk & Pop
Center Stage
SUNDAY, September 29, 2024
Fair Hours: 9AM–6PM
8:00 AM Ecumenical Church Service
Green Stage
9:00   Halter Class Horse Pull
Pull Ring
9:00   Swine Show
The Barnyard
10:00   Brave and Common: Musical Comedy
Green Stage
10:00   Pair Draft Horse Pull (3125 lbs. or under 15 ft.)
Pull Ring
10:00   Magic Show
Kids Place
10–3   Sewing Demonstrations from American Sewing Guild
Needlework Building
10:30   The Aquatudes: ’50s and ’60s Surf Music
Center Stage
10:30   Cow Plop BINGO
South of the Cow Palace Building
11:00   Bunny Hop Contest
The Barnyard
11:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum
11:00   Mini Pedal Tractor Pull Contest
Kids Place
11–3   Quilt of Valor Demonstration
Needlework Building
11:30   The Engine Room: ’50s thru ’80s music
Green Stage
11:30   Flip the Tables: Rock Favorites
International Food & Stage
11:45   Veterans Ceremony: Sponsored by the Durham Fair
Center Stage
12 :00 PM Monster Truck Show Meet and Greet: Meet drivers and get autographs and pictures.
Motorized Events Area
12:00   Music with Susan Peak
Kids Place
12:30   The Murge: Classic Rock, Country and Pop
Center Stage
1:00   Mulan Fitness and Art School: Traditional Chinese Dance
International Food & 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
1–3   Big Coloring
Kids Place
1:30   Honky Tonk Moon: Folky, Bluesy, Country Rock
Green 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
2:00   Games & Contests
Kids Place
2:30   Mixed Signals: Rock & Blues
Center Stage
3:00   Zydelicious: French - Canadian
International Food & Stage
3:00   Pair Draft Horse Pull (over 3,325 lbs. 12 ft.)
Pull Ring
3:00   Baloon Safari Show
Kids Place
3:30   John Street Band: Classic Rock
Green Stage
4:00   Candy Bar Bingo
Kids Place
4:30   Rock Bottom: Rock
Center Stage
5:00   Antique Farm Equipment Demo
South End Farm Museum