Woodstock Fair photo by Jacqueline Bennett


Photo by Jacqueline Bennett

Don’t miss out on one of Connecticut’s oldest and most popular fairs – always Labor Day Weekend – the 153rd Woodstock Fair will be held August 30, 31, September 1 & 2 on the Woodstock Fairgrounds, 281 Route 169 in South Woodstock.

At the gate general admission is $12.00, senior citizens age 65+ $8.00 and children age 10 and under are free. Advance tickets are available through August 29 at the Woodstock Fair Office – individual admission $10.00, senior $8.00, 4-Pack $36.00 and midway ride tickets 11 for $22.00.

Photo by Jacqueline Bennett

Photo by Jacqueline Bennett

According to the fair brochure (see below), look for Main Stage entertainment daily including performances throughout the afternoons by various groups. The local Southern Rock band Cold Train will perform Friday at 4:30 & 6:30 p.m. and Survivor known for its hit “Eye of the Tiger” is scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m. Then on Saturday The Turtles bring their “Happy Together Tour” with an 8 p.m. show. On Sunday, Thompson Square, the “Academy of Country Music Duo of the Year” will perform in the 8 p.m. time slot and on Monday the Red Hot Chili Peppers wrap things up with 4 p.m. performance, the final Main Stage show of the event.

001Shows will also be going on at the South Stage Family Fun Center and there will be plenty to see at the Better Living Area Entertainment.

This fair remains a showcase for Connecticut agriculture and farm animals and hosts competitions such as the biggest pumpkin contest, state Apple Pie Contest, as well as, photography contests and much more. The Woodstock Fair has also kept pace with the times offering an array of carnival rides. And, there are ample food booths and vendors!002

For more information visit http://www.woodstockfair.com