DURHAM — The long anticipated 100th anniversary of the Durham Fair is just two weeks away.
The agricultural celebration kicks off Sept 26 and runs through Sept. 29.
“This celebration is not only for patrons enjoying all the fair has to offer, but a testament to the hard work and dedication of the local community for supporting it. The timing was just right for the fair to be honored with another Connecticut Magazine Best of Connecticut feature to tout the many attractions this year has to offer,” fair organizers said in a press release.
The Little River Band is the Friday night frontliner, and award-winning country duo Big & Rich will be performing Saturday night, along with other musical entertainers. As a special 100th fair celebration, Thursday night will feature a fireworks display, then Friday and Saturday night will light up the fairgrounds with a laser show.
Military appreciation day will be held Sunday, with free admission to active U.S. military as well as U.S. veterans.
The Durham Fair, which has grown into Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair, is 100 percent volunteer-run, owned and operated by the Durham Agricultural Fair Association, a private, not-for-profit corporation, according to the release.
Fairgoers attend each year to experience the attractions and entertainment the fair has promoted since it began, including thousands of exhibits from animals, to giant pumpkins, personal skills like art and baking, and even youth categories.
The admission covers access to all of the exhibits showcased as well as the concerts across every stage. Over the years, the fair has grown to include even more attractions like motorized events, midway rides and games, and a wide variety of fair food.
For information, visit durhamfair.com or Durham Fair on Facebook.