October 1 – October 4, Deerfield
“New England's Oldest ‘Family Fair'®” – the Deerfield Fair – opens October 1 for its 133rd year.
The fair kicks off on Thursday at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremonies, followed by a huge variety of events until it all ends on Sunday evening.
A sampling of events for Thursday:
9 a.m. Horse Show Opens - Horse Show Ring
9 a.m. OPENING CEREMONY
10 a.m. Farm Horse Competition – Tractor Pull Area
10 a.m. Woodsman's Contest – Special Events Area
11a.m. The Holy Cow, Mr. Pig & Bully Show – Show Stage
1 p.m. BJ Hickman Master Magician – Relaxation Grove Stage
1:30 p.m. Susie Burke & David Surrette – On the Bandstand
2 p.m. 4-H Scavenger Hunt – 4-H Building – Open to the Public
3:30 p.m. The Flying Wallendas Family Circus – Show Stage
6:30 p.m. Jillian Cardarelli – 16-year-old Singer-Show Stage
7 p.m. Shep Spinney Country Music Singer – Relaxation Grove Stage
<b>A sampling of events for Friday:</b>
11:30 a.m. Half Moon Jug Band – On the Bandstand
2 p.m. Pig Scramble – Ages 11-13 – Swine Ring – Sign-up cut-off 1 p.m.
4 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull – Tractor Pull Area
4 p.m. Horse Pull - 3400 lbs – Stock Pull Ring
7 p.m. Miss Deerfield Fair Pageant -– Show Stage
<b>A sampling of events for Saturday</b>
9 a.m. All Dogs Gym - Dogs Flyball & Agility Competition – Special Events Area
10:30 a.m. Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe & Drum Band – Show Stage
11:30 a.m. Emma Gelanis – 11 year old singer – Relaxation Grove
12:30 p.m. Back Seat Driving Contest - Tractor Pull Area – Join in the fun!
1 p.m. 2nd Annual Fiddler's Contest – Relaxation Grove Stage
1 p.m. Sheep Dog Demonstration – Special Events Area
2:30 p.m. Swine Costume Contest – Swine Ring
<b>A sampling of events for Sunday: </b>
9 a.m. Antique Doodle-bugs – Tractor Pull Area
9 a.m. Granite State Cloggers – Show Stage
10 a.m. Heel & Toe Square Dancers – Show Stage
12:30 p.m. Little Miss Deerfield Fair – Show Stage
1 p.m. 2nd Annual Banjo Contest – Relaxation Grove Stage
5 p.m. Demolition Derby – Tractor Pull Arena
Many events take place on multiple days.
<b>Admission Prices (tickets are on sale beginning at 8 a.m. at the gate)</b>
Children 12 & under: FREE
Senior Citizens (60+) Thursday and Friday: $5
Bracelet Day is Friday $20 for all rides from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
New: Sunday $20 for all rides from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
This article appears in the September 2009 issue of New Hampshire Magazine