5 rewarding things to do at the Durham Fair in Durham, Connecticut
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Speaking of rewards, we asked Seasons FCU about some of the most rewarding things to do at the Durham Fair, and here’s what they suggested.
1. Take A Break From Your Diet And Find The Best Fair Food.
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Alright, so fair food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet. But, it’s fun to cut loose once in a while and enjoy some of the finer (sweeter? saltier?) things in life! The Durham Fair offers fair food staples, such as fried dough. Speaking of, you’ll also find donuts large and small. Really wanna cut loose? Go for the chocolate-covered bacon! There are also chowder bowls and pulled pork sandwiches if you’re looking for something heartier.
2. Make Your Way To The Midway.
So you might want to do this before you get food, but if you’re daring, you can do it after. The midway is a classic fair essential — whether you’d rather just take it easy and ride the ferris wheel a few times, or put your stomach to the test on the Zipper, there are rides for every preference.
3. Enjoy Over 10,000 Exhibits.
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The Durham Fair is known as “Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair,” and contains a number of exhibits that celebrate Connecticut’s agrarian past and present. Visit the barns to see cows and other animals up close. Continue on through the exhibition halls to see some of Connecticut’s finest crafts, produce, and plants. If you’re 21+, consider stopping by the Connecticut Wine Festival on Main Stage Hill. There are also youth exhibits and a Kid’s Place for the youngest fairgoers.
4. See “Real Life Horsepower” At Work.
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The animal pulls at the Durham Fair boast “real life horsepower.” See horses, oxen, and ponies haul as much as 3,000 pounds as they compete to see who can haul the most weight. It’s a tradition rooted in earlier times, when animals were relied upon to carry heavy loads for farmers. Teams from all over New England compete at the Durham Fair. The fair also prioritizes the humane treatment of the animals during these events.
5. Rock Out At A Headliner Concert.
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“Probably the best part of the fair is the free concert,” said one reviewer. “… if you get there early, you can set up your lawn chairs and blankets right down in front, and come back later for the show.” The Durham Fair is known for hosting some big-name acts, including Loretta Lynn, Blake Shelton, and Blues Traveler. This year also boasts a rewarding lineup, including Martina McBride on Friday, September 25th!