When: Tuesday, August 15 to Saturday, August 19, 2023.
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 177th year in 2023, 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.
The Rutland Fair became
officially known as the Vermont State Fair in 1972.
Today the Vermont State Fair is a greatly-anticipated end of summer event which this year kicks off on Tuesday, August 15th and ends on Saturday, August 19th.
General admission is traditionally $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12, with kids under 5 admitted free.