Vermont State Fair 2024 | New York by Rail

august, 2024

13aug(aug 13)10:00 am17(aug 17)10:00 pmVermont State Fair 202410:00 am - 10:00 pm (17) Vermont State Fairgrounds, 175 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701

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Vermont State Fair

Celebrate the 178th Vermont State Fair in Rutland County from August 13-14, 2024

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A Historic Celebration

Head to the 178th Vermont State Fair from August 13-17, 2024.

Spanning five days, the fair features thrilling rides and attractions, events, and entertainment. This year take part in several sponsored competitions including a “Bucket of Junk Sculpture Contest,” Floral growing competition, Ox Pulling, and more for cash prizes.

This year enjoy “Abuducted by the 80s” – a musical journey through the 1980s, a decade of music that can be loved and appreciated by all. The musical extravaganza will take place on August 14 at 7:30 pm, at The Diamonds and More Grandstand. Featuring performances by Wang Chung, a Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, and Animotion, enjoy hits like “Space Age Love Song,” “Always Something There To Remind Me,” “Dance Hall Days,” and tons more! Combined, these four bands have recorded 18 Billboard Top 100 hits! Tickets are $40 for general admission grandstand, $45 for general admission off track chairs, and $50 for general admission standing room.

For more information on fair events please visit their website.

There will also be a wide selection of vendors at the fair ranging from crafts, specialty products, food items, games, educational and informational exhibits, and more! You can apply to be a vendor at this year’s fair here.

Ticket and Admission Information

$10.00 – Ages 13 & Up

$5.00 – Ages 6-12

Free Admission – Age 5 & Below

$25.00 – Season Pass

Special Promotions

Tuesday, August 13th  – $5 admission price for all visitors on the Fair’s opening night

Thursday, August 17th – Veterans Appreciation Day. Free admission for all veterans!


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State Fair History

Now in its 178th 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 fair is managed by Rutland County which works to promote and celebrate Vermont’s agriculture with events and attractions.

The 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 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.


13 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 17 (Saturday) 10:00 pm


Vermont State Fairgrounds

175 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701