NH’s Fall State and Agricultural Fairs

Mark your calendar for the Hopkinton State Fair, Deerfield Fair, Hillsborough County Fair and more!

What’s our favorite tradition once the temps drop and the leaves start to fall? It has to be attending one of New Hampshire’s great fall fairs. Fried food, carnival-style rides and games, animals, horse pulls, live music and entertainment, and did we mention the delicious food?

Here are the dates for our favorite fall state and agricultural fairs happening in September and October.

Photo courtesy of Morgen Connor

Lancaster Fair

Date: Thursday, September 2 – Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: 516 Main Street in Lancaster, NH
Tickets: $15 (including rides) on Thursday, Friday and Monday; $17 on Saturday and Sunday; children under 36″ are free with a paying adult. Parking is free.
More information: lancasterfair.com

Hopkinton State Fair

Date:  Thursday, September 2 – Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: State Fairgrounds in Contoocook, NH
Tickets: $14 for general admission (ages 13-59), $12 for seniors, $8 for youth ages 3-12; children 35 months and younger are free.
More information: hsfair.org

Granite State Fair (formerly, Rochester Fair)

Date: Thursday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18 and Thursday, September 13 – Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: State Fairgrounds in Rochester, NH
Tickets: Advanced tickets are $8, tickets at the door are $10 for general admission and free for ages 8 and younger. Parking is $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
More information: granitestatefair.com

Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair

Date: Friday, September 10 – Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: 17 Hilldale Lane in New Boston, NH
Tickets: $10 for ages 13 and older; children 6-12, seniors 65 and older, and active military and veterans are $5; children under 6 are free.
More information: hcafair.org

Deerfield Fair

Date: Thursday, September 30 – Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds, Route 43, Deerfield, NH
Tickets: $12 for ages 13 and older; children age 12 and younger are free. Senior (65+) discount days are Thursday and Friday and tickets are $9. All military (active, reserves and veterans) are free.
More information: deerfieldfair.com

Sandwich Fair

Date: Saturday, October 9 – Monday, October 11, 2021
Location: Sandwich Fairgrounds, Route 109 North, Center Sandwich, NH
Tickets: $12 for ages 12 and older, children under 12 are free.
More information: thesandwichfair.com


Photo courtesy of Morgen Connor


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