Can you think of anything that goes together better than a New England autumn and agricultural fairs? Go ahead, we’ll wait …

Fairs have come a long way since they were first created, some as early as the 1800’s, but in addition to the latest and greatest amusement rides and games, many of these fairs still encompass the original spirit of the agricultural community that provides much of the food we consume daily.

So, if you’re looking for a day or evening full of fun roller coasters, Ferris wheels, carnival games, and a wide selection of local food vendors as well as a hands-on educational event in Connecticut, one of these fairs will be perfect to check out. Many even have off-season events, too!

Potato and Corn Festival (North Branford)
The 2017 PoCo Fest celebrated its 16th year as a free, wonderful, fun-filled family event. The festival started as a one-day affair back in 2002, and has since grown into a three-day spectacular with over 25,000 attendees. Directions

Lebanon Country Fair (Lebanon)
Since 1959, we have provided the area with a weekend of entertainment, exhibits, competitions, and a taste of Eastern Connecticut. The fair takes place the weekend of the second Sunday in August on the Lebanon Fairgrounds on Mack Road. Directions

Bridgewater Country Fair (Bridgewater)
The Bridgewater Country Fair is a long standing tradition, preserving the character of the country fairs of yesterday, when farmers and other country folk congregated to compete with their prized livestock, produce, and arts and crafts. Directions

Hamburg Fair (Lyme)
Hamburg Fair Grounds, owned by the Lyme Town Grange, has an annual fair the 3rd weekend of August. Rides, games, craft, animals, concerts and pulls. Directions

Wolcott Country Fair (Wolcott)
The Wolcott Country Fair is the area’s largest agricultural and family fun event of the summer. During the course of the annual 3-day event, over 30,000 people come to the beautiful town of Wolcott to enjoy the fair’s sights and sounds. Directions

Brooklyn Fair (Brooklyn)
The oldest, continuously active agricultural fair in the United States, featuring livestock, competitions, live music, carnival rides, great food, vendors, educational exhibits, and more! Directions

Chester Fair (Chester)
Every once in a while we need to reconnect ourselves to the past, when life was a bit simpler and down to earth. It’s all part of our American heritage. That’s what the Chester Fair is all about. Directions

Terryville Lions Club Fair (Terryville)
Founded in 1948, the Terryville Lions Country Fair is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Terryville Lions Club. We are continuously adding information as it becomes available, so please check the website frequently for updates. Directions

Haddam Neck Fair (Haddam)
A major agricultural fair, the Haddam Neck Fair has delighted young and old since 1911. Directions

Woodstock Fair (Woodstock)
Connecticut’s second oldest agricultural fair featuring fun for the entire family, including arts and crafts, lots of food, musical entertainment, livestock shows, petting zoo, midway, go-kart races, better living center, strolling entertainers and much more. Directions

Goshen Fair (Goshen)
Goshen Fair is a Major Fair held Labor Day weekend every year. We have a variety of animals including draft horses, dairy cows, pigs, chickens, goats, ducks sheep, rabbits, llamas, horses, beef cows. Directions

Hebron Harvest Fest (Hebron)
An annual event since 1971, The Hebron Harvest Fair has grown to become one of the largest agricultural fairs in Connecticut with unique attractions, fan favorite food and four days of fun. Directions

North Haven Fair (North Haven)
Arranged as an educational feature to promote interest in agriculture, love of animals, the benefit of rural homes, and beauty of our New England hillsides. Directions

Wapping Fair (South Windsor)
The Wapping Fair brings an exciting combination of fun, unique entertainment and lots of family friendly hands on attractions! Directions

Bethlehem Fair (Bethlehem)
We strive to bring exhibits, seminars, and clinics, to help make the public more aware of the importance of local farming, ecology, and resource management. Every year, proceeds from the fair are used to sponsor scholarships to local students. Directions

Ledyard Fair (Ledyard)
A community Event for the young and old of Ledyard. Directions

Four Town Fair (Somers)
We have a little something for everyone! There is live stage entertainment, pie eating & corn contest, animal pulls, doodle bug pulls, agricultural exhibits, crafts, plenty of food to please everyone and much more. Directions

Berlin Fair (Berlin)
The fair takes place the weekend of the first Sunday in October of every year and marks the end of Connecticut’s Agricultural Fair Season. Each year brings new and exciting things to the Berlin Fair. Directions

Guilford Agricultural Fair (Guilford)
The Guilford Fair offers midway rides, games and food, Cattle, Poultry, Sheep & Goats, Vegetables, Baking, Canning, Flowers, Arts & Craft, Needlework and Photography exhibits. Antique tractor Pull and Show. Directions

Durham Fair (Durham)
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! Directions

Harwinton Fair (Harwinton)
The Harwinton, CT Fair is held on the first weekend of October each year. Directions

Portland Fair (Portland)
Signifying the close of fair season, the Portland Fair gives enthusiasts one last chance to experience all the classic fair entertainment, food, exhibits, animals and activities for the year. Directions

Did you notice a fair or carnival that we missed? Want to make an update? Let us know by emailing newenglanddads@gmail.com.

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