Tickets to the 173rd Vermont State Fair are on sale now for the 2019 season!

Five days of action with musical acts, carnival rides, arcade, a demo derby, musical acts, livestock and crafts, plus plenty of yummy food.

A Rutland County tradition going back generations, the Vermont State Fair returns to the Rutland County fairgrounds on South Main Street this August. With each day packed with events and plenty to entertain the entire family, this is a festival you won't want to miss!

The Fair kicks off on Tuesday, August 13 at 5 p.m., with the carnival rides open for business! That's the same night as the Woodbooger Demo Derby, which will kick off a packed schedule of grandstand and musical acts throughout the Fair days.

Thursday night features Christian duo Caleb and Kelsey in the Grandstand; while Friday night brings the Peterson Farm Brothers and Jamie Lee Thurston to the stage for a thrilling musical show.

All throughout the fair, acts like Horses Horses Horses! and Rosaire's Racing Pigs, Tim Brick and the Hocus Pocus Magic Show will keep you and the whole family entertained. Plus there are dozens of exhibitors and food vendors, along with the popular agriculture exhibitions featuring competitive horse and ox pulls, the Dairy Barn and many more.

Ticket and Special Day Details:

General Adult Admission is $10 in advance, or $12 at the door for ages 13 and over, and does not include carnival ride tickets.

Children ages 6-12 are $5.

Children 5 and under are free.

Active Military with Military ID are free.

Thursday is Veterans' Day, when all Veterans get free entry.

Thursday is also Senior Day, when ages 62 are $5.

NOTE: For Grandstand events including the Demo Derby, Caleb and Kelsey and Jamie Lee Thurston, patrons will need to purchase a separate ticket.

Parking is free, and available at the fair grounds via the Main Street Horse Barn entrance.

Are pets allowed?

For the safety of our patrons and livestock, pets are NOT allowed.

Service dogs as defined by the ADA are allowed. For further information on ADA service animal definition please visit

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is prohibited in all buildings, tents, under eaves or awnings, around animals, and in the bleachers.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds. The Fair operates rain or shine.

For a complete list of entertainment, please go to:

For vendor and exhibitor information, go to:

Fair Hours

Tuesday 8/13: 5pm-11pm

Wednesday 8/14: 8am-11pm

Thursday 8/15: 8am-11pm

Friday 8/16: 8am-11pm

Saturday 8/17: 8am-11pm

Carnival Hours:

Tuesday 8/13: 5pm-11pm

Wednesday 8/14: 1pm-11pm

Thursday 8/15: 1pm-11pm

Friday 8/16: 1pm-11pm

Saturday 8/17: 11am-11pm

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