Experience NH: Country Fairs Are Underway

Looking for fun and interesting things to do this summer while staying closer to home? Then, here’s a list for you! It’s called: Experience Rural New Hampshire. (PDF 296 kb). It has 16 categories of interest including on-going and special events and a calendar of NH’s country Fairs.

New Hampshire’s rural heritage steeped in history and tradition, forms the foundation of our state’s character. Hard working innovative Yankees laid that foundation. Experience the history and meet many of today’s rural entrepreneurs. – Experience Rural New  Hampshire, a NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets and Food.

North Haverhill kicked off Fair season

North Haverhill Fair: North Haverhill. July 22-26, 9am-10pm. A fun, family fair with something for everyone. Rides, pulling events, livestock exhibits, live entertainment-North Haverhill Fair has it all. Five full days of fun and excitement. 603-989-3305, www.NoHaverhillFair.com.

Stratham Fair: Stratham. July 23-26. 772-2990.

Cheshire Fair: Swanzey. July 29-Aug. 2, 8am-10pm, daily. Agricultural fair, midway, vendors, children’s farm fun, entertainment, horses, cattle, fun from A to Z. 603-357-4740, cheshirefair@cheshire.net, www.cheshirefair.com.

Belknap County 4-H Fair: 174 Mile Hill Rd., Belmont. Aug. 8-9. Billed as  the, “Biggest Little Agricultural Fair in NH,” featuring numerous animal shows, oxen and tractor pulls, demonstrations, 4-H exhibits, assorted entertainment for young and old, and plenty of good food. 603-286-3213, 1santa@myfairpoint.com, www.BC4HFair.org.

Cornish Fair: Cornish Fairgrounds, Townhouse Rd. Aug. 21-23, Fri. & Sat., 8am-11pm; Sun., 8am-7pm. A country fair, with ox, pony and horse pulls, antique tractor pulls, garden tractor pulls, cattle, sheep, goat shows and a woodsmen show. There are arts and crafts, flowers, vegetable shows. Midway with rides and fair food. Free parking, admission $8, 12 and under free. 603-675-5426, leabug@netzero.com, www.cornishnhfair.com.

Lancaster Fair: Lancaster. Sept. 2-7. In the “Great North Woods”… a real old time fair from the free parking to the wide clean midway, rides, animals, pulling events, horses, draft horse show, everything a county fair should be. 603-788-4531, cantona@ne.rr.com, www.lancasterfair.com.

Hopkinton State Fair: Hopkinton. Sept. 3-7. The Hopkinton State Fair is a family based, agriculture experience, with 95 years of education and fun for all ages. It has animal displays, competitions, giant pumpkins, home arts and grange displays, midway, petting farm, pony rides, horse/cattle pulling, grandstand and musical events. 603-746-4191, hsfinfo@tds.net, www.hsfair.org.

Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair: New Boston. Sept. 11-13, 12-9pm, Fri.; 9am-9pm, Sat.; 9am-5pm, Sun. A small town fair with all the sights, smells and sounds of a county fair experience. Midway, truck pulls, horse and oxen pulls, stage shows, 4-H, grange and handcrafts, animals, vegetables, giant pumpkins and fireworks. Fun for the whole family! Yes-we have fried dough! 641-6060 (Monday-Friday), hcafinfo@hotmail.com,

For for more info, visit: www.nhfairs.com

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