Days Until the Fair!


The Bolton Fair is a small town, agricultural fair that has been around for over 139 years. In 1874 when the Fair first began, the animal shows and agricultural exhibits were the heart of the Fair and still are to this day. There's also great food and entertainment, crafts, commercial exhibits, farmers' market, rides, lots of demonstrations, and a place just for kids. Now, as in the beginning, the Bolton Fair is run entirely by volunteers and typically draws over 30,000 people.

The Bolton Fair, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization operating under the rules and regulations of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Division of Public Charities. Your contribution is tax-deductable to the extent provided by law, less the value of any goods or services received.

The Fair Organization

The committee that puts on the Bolton Fair includes more than 100 volunteers who help to run animal shows, set up exhibits, prepare the grounds and maintain equipment, plan and organize exhibits and entertainment, publicize events, arrange parking, take tickets, check in vendors, and clean up when it's all over!

Executive Officers

Rose Darden, President

Linda Crabtree, TreasurerBolton Fair

Bob Rosadini, Member at Large

Eric Jakubowicz, Manager Grounds & Equipment

Bob Johnson, Secretary

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Bolton Fair

P.O. Box 154

Bolton, MA 01740

Street Address:

The Fairgrounds at Lancaster

318 Seven Bridge Road

Lancaster, MA 01523

Contact Information


Phone: 978-365-7206

Fax: 978-365-2120

Bolton Fair Scholarships

The Noel Hanson Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a high school senior who has demonstrated "specific significant Bolton Fair service for at least one year," and who shows academic effort. The Bolton Fair Committee awards scholarships annually to local students who plan to pursue higher education. Bolton Fair Scholarships of $500 each are awarded to students who are "well-rounded, perform community service, doing the best they can."

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients:

         Nathan Kovacs (Nashoba Regional High School) - Noel Hanson Memorial Scholarship

         Caroline Szcecuil and Katie Barrett - Bolton Fair Scholarship


Photos provided by: Kent Boynton, Rob Colclaser, Pat Westwater-Jong, Brittany Kovacs, Nick Yavarow.

Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this site have been licensed by The Bolton Fair, Inc. and may not be redistributed, or used to create derivative works, without the express written consent of the Bolton Fair, Inc. or the original copyright holder, whichever applies.


The Bolton Fair, in association with its waste disposal vendor is practicing single stream recycling. All material deposited into the trash containers during the Bolton Fair are sorted and recycled. Rest assured we are doing our part to protect the environment and resources for future generations.