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Durham Fair 2017 Schedule
    September 21 - 24, 2017
The Durham Fair is located at the junctions of Route 68, Route 17 and Route 77 in Durham, Connecticut.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 Schedule

Fair Hours: 4:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.

    5:00 pm - Antique Farm Equipment Demo - South End Farm Museum
    5:00 pm - Lumberjack Show - Redneck Arena
    5:30 pm - Bourbon Chaser (Country) - Center Stage
    7:00 pm - Demolition Derby - Motorized Events Area
    7:30 pm - Matthew Popp & Post No Bills (Country) - Center Stage
    7:30 pm - Lumberjack Show - Redneck Arena
    7:30 pm - Cypress Allstars (Rock / Country) - Green Stage



All-Day activities, each day of the fair - September 21 - 24, 2017

Cow Palace - Milking Time each day, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discovery Center
Ongoing educational exhibits and demonstrations.
  • Wesleyan Potters, including weaving, metalsmithing
  • Rock Hounds
  • CT Vocational Schools (FFA)
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Cedar Island Marina Research Lab
  • CCSU-CT Geology
  • UConn Kids - Research in Child Development
  • Friends of the Office of State Archaeology
  • CAES, honeybees
  • CT Master Gardeners Program
  • Farm Stands in CT
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • CRHS All Things Forensic (Thursday & Friday only)
  • Pinchbeck Farm, Roses for Autism (Friday only)



All-Day activities - (continued)

Art Department - Guest Artist Series (see the daily schedule).

Farm Museum
Ongoing exhibits and demonstrations of early farm life, continuous blacksmith demonstrations. Three times daily, see the pulley-driven antique farm equipment demonstrations, including corn grinders, hay press, lime crusher, corn chopper, wood saw, shingle mill and lunger engine.

Fiber Department
Spinning and weaving demonstrations, along with touch fibers and an educational area for kids. Llama Barn

Kids Place
Ongoing activities include corn crib, bubbles, photo opportunities.



All-Day activities - (continued)

Needlework Department
Sewing demonstrations daily, corner stage.

Roaming Acts
Musicians and entertainment acts, any day at any time.

Youth Building
Various demonstrations, including corn husk doll making and special presentation by shoreline robotics team. Local favorite, the Magic of Christopher, will also be stopping by to demo and talk about magic.


  Durham Fair 2017 Schedules:

  • Sep 21 - Thursday     • Sep 22 - Friday

  • Sep 23 - Saturday     • Sep 24 - Sunday




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