There is nothing like a New England agricultural fair. The food, the rides, the animals.
Fairs In MA and RI
An agricultural fair makes for the perfect place to learn more about cows, and the dairy industry. And who knows. Maybe you’ll be able to sample some milk in a glass bottle.
Drink Milk in Glass Bottles has compiled a list of amazing fairs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island that need to be added to your fall calendar.
Rhode Island State Fair
Washington County Fair – Richmond, RI
August 12 to 16, 2015
Washington County Fair is Rhode Island’s largest agricultural event.
The fair includes daily concerts, special acts and events, a giant midway, agricultural events and shows, exhibits, tractor and horse pulls, a farm museum, and much, much more.
The Main Stage is one of the biggest draws, that features some of music’s hottest stars including Kristian Bush of Sugarland.
Then have some family fun at the Midway, and take a ride on New England’s largest traveling roller coaster.
Fairs in Massachusetts
Bolton Fair – Bolton, MA
August 14 to 16, 2015
Bolton Fair is an old fashioned agricultural fair at it’s best.
Join Bolton’s annual celebration of heritage, culture and community, while enjoying some wholesome family fun.
Some of this year’s highlights include: a demolition derby, the olde time lumberjack show, a petting farm, a farm and lawn tractor pull, lawnmower racing, a zipline and a fiddler contest.
Martha’s Vineyard Fair – West Tisbury, MA
August 20 to 23, 2015
Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect place for a summer vacation, but it’s also the perfect place for a old-fashioned agricultural county fair.
The 154th Martha’s Vineyard Fair will be featuring rides, games, shucking and fiddle contest, skillet toss, horse pulls, a woodsmen competition, and livestock shows. The fun begins on Thursday August 20 and will run for 4 days.
Three County Fair – Northampton, MA
September 4 to 7, 2015
In Western Massachusetts you will find one of America’s longest running fairs, the Three County Fair.
This year will mark the fair’s 198 edition, and true to its history, the Three County Fair still highlights agriculture, education and science.
With highlights will include Axe-Women: Loggers of Maine, drag racing, and the Moto Maniacs.
The Big E – Springfield, MA
September 18 to October 4, 2015
The Big E is one of the largest and most recognizable fairs in the entire country, that draws visitors from all over New England.
With a large agricultural emphasis, The Big E offers livestock shows, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, beekeeping, swine races and butter sculptures.
However, The Big E also has a variety of shows that are uncommon for the typical county fair. These include a circus spectacular, concerts, a Mardi Gras parade, and a historical village.
The Massachusetts State Fair is a great place to introduce children to agriculture.
Topsfield Fair – Topsfield, MA
October 2 to 12, 2015
Topsfield Fair gives New Englander’s one last chance to enjoy the fall weather, before winter sets in.
This fair showcases a wide range of attractions, including a vibrant flower show, a giant pumpkin contest, the largest beekeeping and honey show in America, and whimsical sand sculptures.
Topsfield certainly knows how to entertain and educate its visitors.
Farm Fresh Milk Near You
Attending an agricultural fair is a great way to learn the importance of buying local. Buying local milk is no exception. Milk in glass bottles helps to support local farmers, is fresher, and is better for the environment. Find a local dairy near you to make the switch to glass bottle milk.