Skowhegan State Fair Starts Aug. 12: Food & Rides & Lots More
The countdown clock is about to hit double zero. The 10-day Skowhegan State Fair begins tomorrow and will run through Saturday the 21st.
Before we get to the food and fun, how about this stunning fact? The Skowhegan State Fair is 203 years old this year. Yes, that makes it the nation’s oldest consecutively running agricultural fair. Through thick and thin. World Wars, The Great Depression. At least one pandemic. Since 1818.
I don’t know if you could get a turkey leg, or a corn dog, or an elephant’s ear or a doughboy back then. But I bet you can now. Actually, tomorrow.
The grounds, on Constitution Avenue in Skowhegan, open at 7 a.m., the midway gets underway at 1 p.m. and the buildings are open daily from Noon until 10 p.m.
What is a fair without Midway rides, and live music every day, and all the agricultural exhibits and competitions. All events with times and costs are listed on the Fair’s website here.
Enjoy Harness Racing through the fair. Sunday the 15th through Saturday the 21st. Some post times at 1 p.m., some at 7 p.m.
One of the most exciting events is the Demolition Derbies, this year there will be 3 nights of fun at the Grandstand. Friday the 13th, Monday the 16th, and Friday the 20th, each night at 7 p.m. As they call it “Smash ‘Em, Crash ‘Em”
Anyone else getting hungry again? Always room for some cotton candy.