Fair Schedule



Always 10 days after Labor Day, The 145th fair dates are September 15,16,17,18, 2016.

The Tunbridge World’s Fair has run continuously since 1867 except in 1918, due to the great flu epidemic, and during World War II. For more information on the history of the Tunbridge Fair, check out that section of our website.

This year: Celebrating the tradition of Harness racing since Day 1 on the fairgrounds, and why the fairgrounds are where they are with the 1/2 mile track on the flat field, all for the excitement of horse racing – extremely popular for well over a hundred and fifty years and the advent of the automobile.

Rosaire’s Pig Races are back! Walk-around clowns: Ditsy the Living Doll &TBA

Antique Tractor Pull is on Sunday starting at 10AM


Grandstand Free

Thursday: 8AM – 9PM
Friday: 7AM – 9PM
Saturday: 7AM – 10PM
Sunday: 8AM – 6PM

Daily Schedule listed by venue


Thursday September 15 is “Agricultural Education Day”

Children’s activities in all departments, see Ag Ed page for schedule

Memorial Arena – Pony Pulling

  • 11AM – Under 1450 lbs
  • 3PM – Under 1,800 lbs
  • 7PM – Free-For-All


  • 2PM – Harness Racing
  • 6PM – Sheep Dog Trials

Horse Show Ring

  • 11AM – Fitting & Showing
  • 1PM – In-hand Halter

Swine Show

  • 9AM     4-H Breed Presentation…every half hour

Booth Brothers Judging Arena

  • 9AM – Single Ox Show
  • 11AM – Dairy Show: calves and yearlings, all breeds
  • 6PM – Sheep and Goats costume class

 Integrity Windows Entertainment Tent (rotating shows every half hour from 10-4)

  • Larkin Dancers at 10am, noon, 2 & 4pm
  •  Olde Tyme Magik 10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM; The Real McCoy 11:15AM,1:15PM &3:15PM
  • Thursday evening with WFVR-LP, Royalton Community Radio live musical performance

Poultry Barn

  • 10PM – Open Show
  • 3PM – Junior show



  • Floral Hall:Mike Currie Fiddling 3PM
  • Royalton Community Radio broadcasting from Antique Hill all day.

Friday September 16

Memorial ArenaHorse Pulling

  • 11AM – Under 3,100 lbs
  • 3PM – Under 3,300 lb
  • 7PM – Free-For-All


  • 8:30AM – Oxen & Steer cart class
  • Noon – Harness racing with Radio Rangers in between races.
  • Froggy 100.9 hosts Fresh Faces from Nashville, starting at 6PM with Elizabeth Lyons and then Brandon Chase

Horse Show Ring

  • 4-H Project followed by English & Western Classes

Swine Show

  • 1PM Junior Fitting and Showing, Junior and Open Conformation

Booth Brothers Judging Arena

  • 10AM – Dairy Show: cows, all breeds
  • 2PM – Supreme Dairy Cow;
  • 3PM – Oxen & Steer Show
  • 6PM- Livestock Conservancy Award, Rare Breeds

 Integrity Windows Entertainment Tent (rotating shows every half hour 10-4)

  • Larkin Dancers, 10am, noon,2 & 4pm
  • The Real McCoy 10:30AM, 1:30PM & 2:30PM; Olde Tyme Magik 11:15AM, 1:15PM & 3:15PM


Floral Hall: WDEV AM;  Bear Mountain Jammers 4PM;The Woodshed Wailers 7PM

WFVR-LP FM – Royalton Community Radio broadcasting from Antique Hill, into evening with specials

Saturday September 17

Memorial ArenaOxen Pulling

  • 10AM – Oxen Pulling (Under 2,500 lbs)
  • 1PM – Oxen Pulling (2,201-2,900 lbs)
  • 4PM – Oxen Pulling (2901-3,300 lbs)
  • 7PM – Oxen Pulling (Free-For-All)


  • 12:30 – Livestock Cavalcade
  • 2PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pull
  • 3:30PM Frank 107.1 Fest: Best of Area 802 music showcase with Soul Creek; 4:45PM Two Token Joker; 6PM 71 Black Sheep; 7:30PM Stone Bullets and 9PM BonFire  with dancing on the track.

Horse Show Ring

  • 10AM – Costume Class, Lead-line, pre-parade, Livestock Cavalcade, Trail Class & Versatility

Swine Show

  • 10:30AM-12:30PM   Agility, Junior heats
  • 2PM Painted Pig

Booth Brothers Judging Arena

  • 9:30AM – Dairy Fitting & Showing
  • 12:30 – Livestock Cavalcade (Grandstand)
  • 1:30PM – Oxen costume class
  • 2:30PM – Goat Show
  • 5:30PM – Sheep Show

 Integrity Windows Entertainment Tent (rotating shows every half hour from 10-4)

  • Larkin Dancers at 10am, noon, 2 &4
  •  Olde Tyme Magik 10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM; Secret Circus 11:15AM, 1:15PM & 3:15PM


Floral Hall: WDEV in the morning with Ken Squier; 1PM Ali T Alternative Flash Pop; 4PM Shugarmakers; 7PM Haywire.

WFVR-LP FM – Royalton Community Radio broadcasts all day & evening with music.

Sunday September 18

Memorial Arena

  • Junior & Senior Trained Steer Contest


  • Champlain Valley Equipment Antique Tractor Pull, starting 10AM,with host Mark and Debbie Fuller. For more info on pulling see northeastsledservices.com

Horse Show Ring

  • Gymkhana

Booth Brothers Judging Arena – Organic Valley JUNIOR Dairy Show

  • 11AM – Dairy costume class
  • NOON – Dairy Herdsmanship
  • 1PM – Dairy Adult Fitting and Showing
  • 1:30PM – Junior Dairy Show

Swine Barn Show Ring

  •  10AM -12:30PM Agility 2
  • 2-3PM Agility Finals  (timed obstacle race, Juniors & Open, with best of each in final competition)

Integrity Windows Entertainment Tent: rotating shows every half hour from 11AM-4:30PM

  • Larkin Dancers 11am, 1 & 3pm
  •  Olde Tyme Magik 11:30AM, 1:30PM & 3:30PM; Secret Circus 12:30PM, 3:30PM & 4:15PM


Floral Hall-Island Time Steel Drums

WFVR-LP FM – Royalton Community Radio live broadcasts from Antique Hill with specials.

Listen to The Tunbridge Fair Song