Get ready for a summer and fall filled with entertaining rides, animals, games, performances, and the smell of fried food filling the air.

Fairs have always been exciting seasonal events in New Hampshire, and some have been community staples for over a century. Whether you're bringing the kids, a significant other, or a group of friends, you're bound to have a great time.

What's your favorite part about fairs? Is it the rides?

Ferris Wheel at Sunset with electric lights and carnival games and Rides in Image Purple and Pink Sunset
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How about the animals?

Do you like snacking on carnival foods like pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, and cotton candy? Yes, they're not the healthiest, but come on. You gotta treat yourself sometimes. And besides, warm and soft pretzels are quite enticing, as long as you don't indulge the craving before going on a spinning ride.

Carnival Food Concession Stand Sign and Amusement Park Ride
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Whatever you're looking forward to most when it comes to fairs, we've got some exciting news. The New Hampshire fairs you know and love have posted their operating dates for 2024, and we couldn't be more stoked.

So get ready to mark those calendars, and let's find out when you can visit the fairgrounds this year.

Your New Hampshire 2024 Fair Schedule

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Now, let's see what's going on for fairs up in Maine.

2024 Maine Agricultural Fair & Festival Dates

Even though it may not seem it, Maine fair and festival season is just around the corner. 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

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