Ready for Fun? Agricultural Fairs in NH

fairs in nhI swear, there's nothing we enjoy more than spending our summers and falls bouncing from one fairground to another when we have a free weekend. County fairs in NH are just about as good as it gets for close, quality family time outside of the homestead. 

We not only get to see what others are doing on their spread through their exhibits, but also eat a little decadently with fried dough, cotton candy and the ever-present kettle corn. There's BBQ, roast pork, burgers and dogs and sausages from the volunteer fire department tent. To prepare, we put together a list of the agricultural fairs in NH.

Our Favorite Agricultural Fairs in NH

fairs in nhfairs in nhHonestly, county fairs in NH are the best family outing there is with incredible value for your dollar. Even with the carnival rides, a day spent ion the fairgrounds is a day well spent. Who can pass up the chance to watch a bunch of kids in a pig scramble? 

Who doesn't feel good watching a high schooler place first with their goat husbandry project over at the 4-H pavilion? A pie eating contest is in order for at least one trip, and of course one of my bucket lists is to be a judge for the ladies auxiliary baked goods competition. Someday, sometime, my dream will come true.

Since it is still winter and the dates for the fairs in NH have not been published, we thought it would be nice to share our list of favorites by traditional scheduling. Each fair has their own specific charms, as the time of year dictates the atmosphere as well as the animals and vegetables displayed. This list of fairs in NH is listed chronologically starting with first to last.

Hope to see you out there, and if you're my competition for the pie eating contest, know that I'm coming for you.

List of Agricultural Fairs in NH

The following is a list of agricultural fairs in NH. There are other festivals and carnivals, but these are the ones that showcase the works of farmers and livestock breeders across the state. This list of fairs in NH are listed chronologically, starting with first to last. If we've missed one that you think should be on this list, or have information on this year's exact dates, please send us a note and we will revise.

Stratham Fair

When: First of the Season, Mid-July
Where: Stratham Hill Park, Rte 33, Stratham, NH

North Haverhill Fair

When: Late July
Where: 1299 Dartmouth College Hwy, Haverhill, NH

Cheshire Fair

When: Early August
Where: Monadnock Hwy, Swanzey, NH

Belknap County 4-H Fair

When: Early August
Where: Mile Hill Rd, Belknap, NH
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Cornish Fair

When: Mid-August
Where: Townhouse Rd, Cornish, NH

Hopkinton State Fair

When: Late August
Where: State Fairgrounds, Contoocook, NH
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Lancaster Fair

When: Late August
Where: 516 Main St, Lancaster, NH

Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair

When: Early September
Where: 15 Hill Dale Ln, New Boston, NH
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Deerfield Fair

When: Late September
Where: Rte 43, Deerfield, NH

Sandwich Fair

When: Last of the Season, Early October
Where: Rte 109N, Center Sandwich, NH

What Are Your Favorite Agricultural Fairs in NH?

We love sharing our experiences with you all, and would love to hear from you! What are your favorite fairs in NH to attend? Is it the Belknap County 4-H fair for the animals or perhaps the Sandwich Fair to close out the season? For us, it's a toss up between the Stratham Fair and the Deerfield fair. Join the conversation and share your memories and picks in the comments below!