For almost 50 years, the Stratham Fair has been the first agricultural fair of the season. This year it will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 18th – 21st at Stratham Hill Park, Route 33 (Portsmouth Avenue) in Stratham.
There will be activities for every member of the family. Every day will be filled with many agricultural demonstrations and shows. Some of the contests include rabbit hurdling, ox and horse pulling, pie eating, and goat milking. Like many country fairs, the Stratham Fair will have rabbit, poultry, sheep, livestock, and plant judging – and many more. There will be carnival rides, a midway, and special children’s activities too.
Entertainers include funnyman Wacky Chad and the talented Flying High Frisbee Dogs. The musicians and singers that are performing include: Tom Dixon, Nicole Murphy, Jamie Lee Thurston, Jillian Cardarelli, Zach Lockwood, the Funky Divas, The New Englanders, and the Jandee Lee Porter Band.
The special highlights of the fair will be the Miss Stratham Fair contest on Friday evening, the Stratham Fair Road Race on Saturday morning, and the Finale Fireworks Sunday night.
The Fair has scheduled a preopening breakfast at 7 – 9AM on Thursday, followed by the exhibits opening at 10AM. Fair activities will be held Thursday 10AM – 10PM, Friday 8:30AM – 10PM, Saturday 7AM – 10PM, and Sunday 10AM – 10PM. Click here for a full schedule.
The Stratham Fair is the major fundraising event for the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department. There is an admission charge, but discounts are available, with special discount days for grandparents, the military, Stratham residents, and groups. Restrictions apply; see this webpage for ticket details.