Vermont State Fair starts next week

S ummer is coming to a close, but in the Green Mountain State, its biggest event has yet to arrive.

The Vermont State Fair will once again return to Rutland this Friday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 8.

In its 168th year, the fair will offer everything from rides to shows to animals and food.

Highlight musical performances this year include country singer Travis Tritt with special guest Greg Burroughs on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

On the Sugarhouse Stage a number of other entertainers will perform, such as Kheegan Nolan, Nicole Murphy, Adam Springer and The Grand Central.

Other big music events will include Gospel Night at the Fair on Wednesday and a Z-Factor Karaoke Contest on Tuesday.

For those who would rather see more action than singing, the fair will offer a number of exciting events.

Friday will kick off the week 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby at 7:30 p.m., and the Vermont State Demolition Derby will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. In between and there will be another demolition derby at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Tuesday afternoon and Friday, Sept. 6 will be the tractor pulls at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively, and Wednesday afternoon will see a harness racing show.

The Daredevils Unlimited Wall of Death will put on a few shows, as will the Great Little Bear Show and Rosaire’s Racing Pigs. Ditsy the Clown will be on hand, horsemanship will be shown off and the Extension Master Gardeners will display their green thumbs. For the little ones and adults alike will also be a petting zoo, a snake display and a model circus, among other offerings.

In between the entertainment will be a slew of smaller events, from an ox pulling contest to square dancing. The usual agricultural exhibits and contests will take place, including culinary arts judging, various animal shows and a giant pumpkin judging.

Don’t forget the rides.

Coleman Bros. Shows will have the midway set up with rides ranging from gentle to thrilling, with a number of discount days from $20 unlimited wristbands to $1 rides.

Admission, which is not included with all grandstand shows, ranges from free to $15 depending on the day. Children under six are free every day, and seniors are $5 daily and $1 on Tuesday.

Season passes are available for $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $25 for children. More ticketing and other information can be found at the fair’s website at vermontstatefair.net.

 

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/25/18

Lakes_5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 05/24/18

Northshire 5-25-18.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 05/25/18

FreePress_5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 05/24/18

518 Wheels 5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

Flat Iron falls

DSC_0054

By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

GCS logo

By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

DSC_0579

Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

North Country Freepress – 05/18/18

FreePress_5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 05/18/18

Northshire_5_19_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/18/18

Lakes_5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 05/17/18

518 Wheels 5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf