Southern New Hampshire Life

Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor


Southern New Hampshire Life - Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

The 75th Annual Cheshire Fair

The theme for this year’s Cheshire Fair is “Love What’s Old – See What’s New.” The Fair runs from Wednesday July 31st through Sunday August 4th.

The Cheshire Fair is one of the largest festivals of its type in the area, with five activity-filled days. The fairground opens at 8AM every morning.  Each day will be filled with animal shows and contests, educational seminars, and shows by comedians, musicians, and other entertainers.  And – of course – the Midway!

Ten demonstration gardens will be on display, including a patio garden, hydroponic garden, and an herb alley.  The Cheshire Fair Horse Show starts Friday August 2nd at 2PM and continues through Sunday afternoon August 4th.

Saturday at Noon will be the Fair Parade.  Special Grandstand activities are: Thursday evening – Battle of the Bands; Friday and Saturday afternoons – 4×4 Truck Pulls; and Sunday afternoon –  Demolition Derby.  A full schedule of Fair events is available on the Fair’s website.

The first day of the Fair will end with fireworks at 9PM.  Thursday through Saturday the last activity starts at 7PM; on Sunday the Lumber Jills end the Fair with their 6PM show.

The Fair will be at the Cheshire Fair Grounds at 247 Monadnock Highway in Swanzey.  Tickets to the Cheshire Fair may be purchased in advance by calling 603-357-4740; children 4 and younger are admitted free.  There are additional charges for Grandstand events and Midway activities. Some campsites are also available. For more information on tickets, click here.

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