Whether or not you're ready to admit it, fair season and pumpkin spice are just around the corner. Since New England is notorious for their fall foliage and fairs, we've compiled a list of some of the best events to attend, in order of when they start.
1. Champlain Valley Fair, Essex Junction, VT – August 27 – September 5
If you’re looking to start fair season ASAP, check out Champlain Valley Fair in Vermont. Starting August 27, enjoy 10 packed days of carnival rides, livestock events, and entertainment. Each night, there is a tribute band or motorsport show at the grandstand, which is INCLUDED with your admission to the fair!
2. The Big E, West Springfield, MA – September 17 – October 3
The Big E is essential to this list. Our favorite part is visiting the state houses to get a taste of New England’s finest food and drink all in one location! Between the local food, craft beer, carnival rides, and family-friendly atmosphere, the Big E is a must for all fall festival lovers.
3. The Durham Fair, Durham, CT – September 23 – September 26
Monster truck rally, Military Appreciation Day, mouthwatering food… The Durham Fair has it all. With things to do for people of all ages and a dedicated kid’s event stage, this fair is sure to bring smiles to the whole family.
4. Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg, ME – October 3 – October 10
This weeklong fair is filled with daily entertainment and a wide variety of exhibits including flowers, crafts, and Christmas trees. In addition, get a taste of Maine with local specialty food exhibits. You can even camp here!
5. The Sandwich Fair, Sandwich, NH – October 9 – October 11
The Sandwich Fair showcases what makes living in New Hampshire so great! With a healthy mix of agriculture, art, music, and food, you should definitely add this fair to your fall to-do list.