Vermont State Fair | Rutland, VT

Vermont State Fair

175 South Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Click here for phone number(s) Local: 802-775-5200


The Vermont State Fair is an annual state fair held in Rutland, VT at the Vermont State Fairgrounds. The event usually takes place in mid-September, and lasts for about two weeks.

Originally, the fair was a one day gathering held annually in Rutland County. It became long enough in 1859 to have its own home, which became the Vermont State Fairgrounds. The Fair became a three day event before the turn of the century, and a six day event in 1933. In 1926, it was ranked among the top ten best fairs in the United States.

Things to do at the Fair

  • 4H Exhibit
  • Art Exhibits
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cattle
  • Farm Museum
  • Forestry
  • Culinary
  • Floraculture
  • Vegetable
  • Steer & Ox Show
  • Harness Racing
  • Pulling Contests
  • Grange
  • Maple
  • Photography
  • Rabbit Show
  • Open Goat Show
  • Open Sheep Show
  • Tractor Exhibit
  • Pig Racing
  • Stunt Performances
  • Petting Zoo
  • Raffles & Prizes
  • Midway Rides
  • Food and drink vendors
  • Retail shops
  • The fair also has numerous entertainers such as popular singers and musicians. Most often the entertainment is an organized event.

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