Even though the start to Maine's fair season is still a few months off, many people are already planning their agricultural fair adventures.

If you ask around, you'll find that more than a few of your friends and family members are making plans to attend numerous fairs this year.

They'll probably attend the fair closest to them, but also make the trip to one of the bigger fairs elsewhere in the state.  Even though fair season lasts about four months, it still feels way too short.  You need to savor every bit of fair season.

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Reece W / Unsplash

The Windsor Fair

Even though it is the second-largest fair in the state, many Central Mainers still consider the Windsor Fair to be the king of Maine fairs.

Each summer, the fairgrounds (which cover over 250 acres) are filled with rides, food, exhibits, livestock, and vendors.  The fair is so large that most people will need more than one day to see and do everything.

Additionally, something is going on each night.  The fair always has several demolition derbies, stunt shows, and live music from some of the country's best bands.

The fair typically has an attendance of over 150,000 people.

The big change to the 2024 Windsor Fair

Normally, the fair runs for nine days.  It starts on the Sunday before the week leading up to Labor Day, and ends on Labor Day Monday.

This year, however, we are getting an extra day to enjoy the fair!

Normally, the fair would start on Sunday, August 25.  However, this year, it has been announced that the fair will begin on Saturday, August 24.

The post says, in part:

Save the date! We have exciting news to share: We will open a day early, 9am on Sat. Aug. 24th this year and run through 6pm on Labor Day, Sep 2nd.

For the latest on the Windsor Fair, check out their Facebook page or website.

What is your favorite part about the fair?  You can always let us know by sending us a message inside our app.

2024 Maine Agricultural Fair & Festival Dates

According to the Maine Fairs website, these are the proposed dates for some of Maine's biggest fairs and festivals. If there is an event that we missed that you believe should be on our list, or if we got something wrong, please let us know by sending an email to Cooper.Fox@townsquaremedia.com

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