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.

All 4 days: Pig races and Buddy DeClown, Children’s Barnyard.

Antique Tractor Pull is on Sunday starting at 10AM

 

Grandstand Free

Gates:
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

Grandstand

  • 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

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

  • Larkin Dancers at 10am, noon, 2 & 4pm
  •  Steve Corning 10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM; Kilted Colin 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

 

Gazebos

  • Floral Hall: 7pm Sherri’s Jubilee
  • 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

Grandstand

  • 8:30AM – Oxen & Steer cart class
  • Noon – Harness racing with Radio Rangers in between races.
  • Froggy 100.9 hosts 7pm Gillian Cardarelli and then                8pm Jamie Lee Thurston

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

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

  • Larkin Dancers, 10am, noon,2 & 4pm
  • Kilted Colin 10:30AM, 1:30PM & 2:30PM; Steve Corning 11:15AM, 1:15PM & 3:15PM… two energetic acts of comedy, juggling, magic  and in the evening 7pm Beer & Wine Garden

Gazebos

Floral Hall: WDEV AM;

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)

Grandstand

  • 12:30 – Livestock Cavalcade
  • 2PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pull
  • 3:30PM Frank 107.1 Fest: Best of Area 802 music showcase with Native Tongue; 4:45PM Two Token Joker; 6PM Stone Bullet; 7:45PM Shout at the Devil 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

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

  • Larkin Dancers at 10am, noon, 2 &4
  •  Steve Corning 10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM; Kilted Colin 11:15AM, 1:15PM & 3:15PMand in the evening at 7PM the Beer & Wine Garden

Gazebos

Floral Hall: WDEV in the morning with Ken Squier; 1:30 PM Ali T Alternative Flash Pop; 4:30PM and 7:30PM Revels North

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

Sunday September 18

Memorial Arena

  • Junior & Senior Trained Steer Contest

Grandstand

  • 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
  •  Steve Corning 11:30AM, 1:30PM & 3:30PM; Kilted Colin 12:30PM, 3:30PM & 4:15PM

Gazebos

Floral Hall-12:30PM Revels North

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

Listen to The Tunbridge Fair Song