In 1916 the Durham Fair began a tradition. That tradition continues today during the last full weekend in September when the fairgrounds come alive and magically transform into Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair. Come visit the Durham Fair and you’ll see what a real fair is all about. Live entertainment, rides and games on the Midway, first-class animal competitions and discovery events on the Corn Stalk Stage. Along with a trove of crafts, exhibits, shopping and fun food. Yum! The Durham Fair is easy to reach yet hard to leave. We know you will have a great time!
The Durham Fair is owned and operated by the Durham Agricultural Fair Association, Inc., and is a private, not-for-profit corporation. The Durham Fair is the largest fair in North America managed entirely by unpaid volunteers.
With over 12,000 entries every year, the Durham Fair takes great pride in the variety of exhibits and quality of work that are displayed throughout our livestock barns and exhibit halls. Whether it's the thrill of competition, the prize money or winning that desired blue ribbon or Best in Show rosette, every exhibitor has his or her own special reason for participating.