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Vermont State Fair
Fast Facts

• Where: Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, VT.

• When: From Tuesday, August 11th to Saturday, August 15th.

• Directions: From New York: Take Rte 4 East to VT Rte 7. Take Rte 7 South to Vermont State Fair Grounds.

From New Hampshire: Take Rte 4 West to VT Rte 7. Take 7 South to Vermont State Fairgrounds.

Heading into its landmark 175th year in 2020, the Vermont State Fair is an immensely popular event that is held annually in Rutland. It is also one of the oldest state fairs in the United States - in a beloved tradition dating back to 1846!

The fair started out as just a single day gathering that happened once a year somewhere in Rutland County. But it wasn't long before the fair became popular enough to warrant its own permanent home, and in 1859 the Rutland Fair moved to a new location which still serves as the fairground today.

The Rutland Fair became a three day event before the turn of the century and by 1926, the Rutland Fair was ranked as among the ten best state fairs in the entire nation.

Finally, in 1972 the Rutland Fair became officially known as the Vermont State Fair.

Today the Vermont State Fair is a greatly-anticipated end of summer event which this year kicks off on Tuesday, August 11th and ends Saturday, August 15th.

Animals and livestock, of course, are still a big part of the show, and can be found racing, winning ribbons, and performing for festival goers of all ages. Also to be found at the fair are popular demolition derbies, monster trucks, and a huge assortment of amusement park rides.

Have fun!

More about the Vermont State Fair around the Web:

Vermont State Fair - The official site with information on the concert lineup, admission and ticket prices, fair highlights and events fair history, directions, map and photos.

City of Rutland Tourism - Guide to downtown and nearby Green Mountain attractions including Killington, Pico and Shrewsbury.

Vermont State Fair - Rutland, VT - Yelp community reviews with favorite picks of events and venues plus maps and directions, and guide to nearby hotels and restaurants.

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