When: From Tuesday, August 15th to Saturday, August 19th.
From New York: Take Rte 4 East to VT Rte 7. Take
Rte 7 South to Vermont State Fair Grounds.
New Hampshire: Take Rte 4 West to VT Rte 7. Take
7 South to Vermont State Fairgrounds.
Heading into its 172nd year in 2017, 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 15th to Saturday, August 19th.
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.
More about the Vermont State Fair around the Web:
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.
of Rutland Tourism - Guide to downtown and nearby Green
Mountain attractions including Killington, Pico and Shrewsbury.
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.