Celebrate the 175th return of the Vermont State Fair in Rutland County! Experience America's oldest Fair in History.
Vermont State Fair
Celebrate the 177th Vermont State Fair in Rutland County from August 15-19.
Celebrate the 177th Vermont State Fair from August 15-19, 2023.
Spanning five days, the Fair features thrilling rides and attractions, events and entertainment. Don’t miss ox pulling, arts and craft competitions, a demolition derby and even Pond hill Rodeo! Entertainment this year includes performances by Gabby Barrett and Jake Owen.
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
Tuesday, August 15th – $5 admission price for all visitors on the Fair’s opening night
Thursday, August 17th- Veterans Appreciation Day. Free admission for all veterans!
Click here for more information on ticket sales and admission
Vermont State Fair History
Now in its 177th 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.
The 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.
15 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 19 (Saturday) 10:00 pm
Vermont State Fairgrounds
175 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701