Celebrate the 175th return of the Vermont State Fair in Rutland County! Experience America's oldest Fair in History.
Vermont State Fair
Celebrate the 175th return of the Vermont State Fair in Rutland County!
Celebrate the 175th return of Vermont’s State Fair from August 17th-21st
Spanning across five days, ride thrilling attractions, participate in exciting events, and witness award-winning entertainment. Conjure up the summer feeling with family and friends at the annual Vermont State Fair!
When visiting the Vermont Fairgrounds, choose from an extensive list of fun and exciting attractions and events that friends and family will enjoy. At the fair, you’ll be sure to find a variety of attractions including ox pulling, arts and craft competitions, a demolition derby and even Pond hill Rodeo!
Make sure to also check out some of the agricultural competitions taking place this year in categories including vegetables, writing, culinary and livestock. Additionally, there is a multitude of tasty food and beverage vendors to choose from.
For more information on fair events please visit their website.
Fair Ticket and Admission Information
$10.00- Ages 13 & Up
Free Admission-Age 5 & Below
$25.00- Season Pass
Saturday, August 17th– $5 admission price for all visitors on the Fair’s opening night
Thursday, August 22nd– Free entry for all Active & Retired Military Personnel 65 years and older
Friday, August 23rd– $5 admission price for college and high school students
Click here for more information on ticket sales and admission
State Fair History
Now in its 175th year, the State Fair still manages to attract visitors from all over Vermont and from adjacent states with its fun attractions and exciting events. The State Fair is managed by Rutland County who works to promote and celebrate Vermont’s agriculture with events and attractions.
Vermont State Fair first opened in 1846, making it one of America’s oldest fairs to date. Known at the time as the Rutland Fair, the event only lasted for one day and included limited activities and attractions. Eventually, due to an increase in popular demand, the fair was given a permanent home in Rutland County Park and renamed the famous Vermont State Fair in 1972.
To learn more about the Vermont State Fair click here.
Take Amtrak to the State Fair
Attend the State Fair via Amtrak to the Rutland Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 1.1 miles away from Rutland Recreation Community Center, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.
Get picked up from the Rutland Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Rutland office today at 802-773-0855.
(Tuesday) 2:11 pm - 2:11 pm
Vermont State Fairgrounds
175 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701