Games, fun, food and more at the Hardwick Fair this Friday & Saturday!

The Hardwick Fair, traditional Colonial-style country fair with an agricultural theme, is a place where old-timers and newcomers gather to renew old friendships and acquaintances.

Started in 1762, it’s the oldest fair in the United States. The Common has a variety of activities; many free and others inexpensive, bringing together a blend of old and new. It’s a family event where children can enjoy themselves and so can their parents, without emptying their pockets.

Hardwick Fair Activities & Events
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Conservation
  • Crafts
  • Domestic Arts
  • Cattle
  • Booths on the CommonEggs
  • Field Crops
  • Flowers
  • Fruits/Vegetables/Herbs
  • 4-H Room
  • Home Baking
  • Home Canning
  • Literary Competition
  • Scarecrow Contest
  • 12th Annual Mountain Bike Race/Family Fun Ride
  • Home Brew Competition
Fair Schedule

Friday August 16

  • 7:00 PM Opening Ceremonies and Flag Dedication
  • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 4-H Livestock Exhibit & Duck Poop Bingo
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Craft Beer and Wine Garden
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Paige Library Book Sale
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Historical Society Exhibits Open
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Blacksmithing & Pottery Demonstrations
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Timber Framing
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Antique Tractor & Implement Exhibit
  • 7:15 PM Lumber Jack Contest
  • 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Entertainment { THE OTTERS }

Saturday August 17

  • 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Mountain Bike Ride/Race
  • 9:00 AM Running of the Road Race { NEW RACE TIME! }
  • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Exhibit Halls Open
  • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM 4-H Livestock Exhibit & Duck Poop Bingo
  • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Book Sale & Hardwick Fair-y Villages  { PAIGE LIBRARY }
  • 9:30 AM Cattle Judging
  • 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Blacksmithing Demo
  • 10:00 AM Dance Demo { TOWN HOUSE }
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Hay Rides { MAINE-LY DRAFTS }
  • 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Timber Framing
  • 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Pottery Demonstration
  • 10:45 AM Stone Cutting
  • 12:00 PM Children’s Parade
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Entertainment { THE OTTERS }
  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Craft Beer & Wine Garden
  • 12:30 PM Antique Tractor & Implement Parade
  • 12:30 PM Chicken BBQ { HARDWICK FIRE DEPARTMENT }
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Historical Society Opens { EXHIBITS }
  • 1:30 PM Frog Jumping Contest
  • 1:30 PM Horseshoe Contest
  • 2:00 PM Children’s Games
  • 2:00 PM Antique Tractor & Garden Tractor Pull
  • 3:30 PM Auction of Exhibits
  • Click here for a downloadable PDF of this year’s Hardwick Fair program.

Hardwick Fair
Town Common, Hardwick MA
Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17, 2019
Free admission!
Free Parking Available at Eagle Hill School

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