Rabbits and more animals at Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair

Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair

Fri, 09/06/2019 to Sun, 09/08/2019
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Hillsborough County Youth Center
15 Hilldale Lane
New Boston, NH 03070


4-H Youth will showcase their talents and hard work at The Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair. Animal science shows include alpacas, chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits and sheep. There will be exhibits of robots, arts, photography, vegetables, woodworking and more. Club exhibits to teach the public about their project area.  

4-H animal entry forms are due August 10th, http://hcafair.com/participate/. 4-H exhibit hall entry information can be found at http://hcafair.com/participate/.

Don’t miss all the sights and sounds of the 62nd Annual Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair coming up September 6th - 8th at the Hillsborough County Youth Center Fairgrounds in New Boston.  The excitement runs all weekend beginning Friday afternoon with the Farm Horse and Mule Competition and the Farm Tractor Pull. On Saturday back by popular demand are the Eyes on Owls shows and Northeast Six Shooters horse competition and on Sunday the Truck Pull.  The youngest fairgoers can operate a robot, ride a tractor, meet a clown, or hold a rabbit. Of course, what would a fair be without carnival rides and games offered by Mark Fanelli’s Traveling Amusement Park. Fireworks will light up the sky on Saturday night.

But those are not the only things to see at the Fair. What’s an agricultural Fair without quilts, or homegrown vegetables and flowers? Step back in time to New Hampshire’s agricultural heritage, slow down and watch the Oxen Pull on Saturday, the Draft Horse Pull on Sunday, quilts, baking contests, and artisans in the exhibit halls. Walk through the 4-H Animal Barn to see and pet alpacas, chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits, and sheep all raised by and cared for by 4-H youth. Specialty 4-H shows will include a chicken costume contest, rabbit hopping & agility show, and the alpaca egg and spoon race.

Show off your talents by entering your homemade quilt, jam, apple pie, painting, artwork, produce from your garden or enter the King Arthur Flour baking contest. See how your skill compares to your neighbor. Go to http://hcafair.com/participate/ for more information or call the Fair office (603-641-6060).

The Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair is a real family value where one price covers admission, parking, entertainment and more. Advance purchase discounted admission tickets are available by calling (603) 641-6060. For a full list of events, entertainment and coupon visit us online at www.HCAFair.com.

Hungry? Check out the vendors offering everyone’s fair favorites cotton candy, shaved ice, lemonade and sausage subs. Don’t miss the locally made fudge, herbal teas, vinegar & oils, packaged dips, maple syrup and honey, or the popular goods such as ink drawings and artwork, kitchen essentials or patriotic apparel.

Volunteers have been the backbone of the fair for over 60 years. Volunteers can earn free admission to the Fair and are needed in all areas from entrance ticket takers to hall monitors to score keepers and more. Contact (603) 641-6060 to volunteer and earn your free pass.

Nowhere but the county Fair can you experience New Hampshire’s agricultural heritage alongside contemporary entertainment.   Help keep the “agri” in our “culture” and enter your best in the fair or just come and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of your 62nd Annual Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair. And, yes, we have fried dough!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers have been the backbone of the fair for over 60 years. Volunteers can earn free admission to the Fair and are needed in all areas such as entrance ticket takers, judges, hall monitors, score keepers and more. To volunteer contact ce.hillsborough@unh.edu and earn your free pass.