Days Until the Fair!

Here are some of the great things to see and do at the Bolton Fair!

Demolition Derby

Returning to the Bolton Fair this year, and included in the price of admission will be the Demolition Derby on Friday at 7pm. Kids of all ages will enjoy the madness of fearless drivers colliding and crashing their cars in a whirlwind of metal and destruction, until only one is left standing. Additional grandstand seating is being brought in this year which will make your viewing pleasure more enjoyable for this event. And when it's all over be sure to take in the concert on the outdoor stage, the midway rides or the other great entertainment that the Fair has to offer.

Racing HotDogs

Racing Pigs and Racing Hot Dogs are back to the Bolton Fair – These cute and cuddly racing animals are real crowd pleasers. They are natural comedians as they bolt from the starting gate and race around the track complete with buns and mustard. Shows are several times daily on all three days of the fair. Check the program for show times.

Monster Truck Show

The Bolton Fair presents two Monster Truck shows daily on Saturday and Sunday. Experience the thrills of the daredevil Monster Trucks flying through the air and crushing cars. You will be up close to all of the action with our expanded grandstand seating. This expected to be one event you won't want to miss. Get there early for the best seats and make sure to have your camera ready!

And if that isn't close enough to the action for you, New this year will be Monster Truck Rides! with a specially modified Monster Truck to take you and your friend around the course!

A special thanks goes out to our partner, Ricky's Towing in Leominster, for without them we couldn't put this on. Since last year's fair they have been collecting cars for us to crush so let the carnage begin!


Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show – take a journey into the bygone days of yesteryear. Exhibiting the skills, strength, and courage of the Paul Bunyan lumberjacks, in both a humorous and educational format. Just make sure you don't get too close to them when they're doing the logrolling or you might get wet!

Sheep Herding Demonstration

Back again this year is the Sheep Herding Demonstration. Skilled working dogs and their handler will amaze you in their ability to quickly and accurately herd sheep into a holding pen. And if that wasn't amazing enough, they increase the level of difficulty by herding ducks too. Don't miss this demonstration, which occurs several times daily. And when the dogs are't herding sheep, you can see them perform amazing frisbee tricks as well.

Craft Village

Expanding the Bolton Fair Craft Village Demonstrations will be the Lost Arts Collaborative. Experience more artisans and get up close as they demonstrate their unique skills and craftsmanship. Visit the blacksmith shop and see artisans forge unique items out of metal the old fashion way. Participate in an Early American pottery demonstration where you uses wooden foot powered treadle wheel. And there's lots of shopping opportunities too, with the amazing crafters showing their wares including the Stow Minuteman Crafters, Mothertown Quilters and others in the Fiber Tent.

Old MacDonald Petting Farm

Old MacDonald's Petting Farm – Come feed and get close to the barnyard animals next to the pig races in the red Old MacDonald's Farm barn. Also next to the barn you will find the Pony Rides. Fun for kids of all ages.

Ninja Challenge

New this year is the Ninja Challenge Obstacle Course for Kids. You've seen the Ninja Challenge on TV. Now you can put your kids through the test and see if they have what it takes to be a Ninja warrior.

Frisbee Dogs

Pups In The Air is a creative, enthusiastic group of Disc Doggers and our talented performing canines, who come together to entertain crowds all over New England. The cast includes national competition qualifiers and experienced disc dog performers from around the northeast. You may have seen others perform tricks but these dogs bring it up to a new level. Check the program guide for show times all three days and be sure to arrive early to get a great view of all the action.

Kids Country

Kid's Country is the place for great kids entertainment from performers like: Funny Songs & Stories with Farmer Tom – Lucky Bob, Magician and Juggler – All Hands Drumming – Noodle Daisy Balloon Twisting. Participate in the three–legged race or the "veggies" race. Get up close to animals from New England Reptile & Raptors and from Creature Teachers.

Tractor Pull

The Bolton Fair's tractor pulls in the pulling arena is always a popular activity to watch. What a great turnout we had last year at the Farm Tractor Pull. This year we expect even a larger turnout and the pulling sled will be back again. The Farm Tractor pull will be on Saturday and the Garden Tractor Pull on Sunday.

Beer Garden

Recently the Selectmen from the Town of Lancaster has made available a special use Liquor License for businesses like the Bolton Fair within the Town.

To enable fairgoes that want to enjoy a drink responsibly at the Fair, while at the same time keeping the environment a great family experience that the Bolton Fair has become known for, the Bolton Fair will be hosting a Beer and Wine Garden. Drinks may be consumed only within the designated area with proper ID from 12 Noon to 7 PM daily. Seating and entertainment is also being provided. Be sure to stop by and enjoy your favorite Beer or Wine. We will be offering local favorites at a reasonable price.

Endangered Breeds Exhibit

Our Endangered Breeds Exhibit returns with endangered farm animals of all types. See the different breeds that have graced the Bolton Fair Commemorative posters among others. Posters are also available at the Committee Tent next to the Farmers' Market where you can pick up fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers.

RC Excitement

RC Excitement is more than just a store in Fitchburg. It's the ultimate in RC Excitement and Racing. RC Excitement will entertain you with their racing demonstration in the tractor pull field as well as their boats in the pond. Be sure to stick around after the show to find out more about how to get started with your own RC Experience.


Towering 100 feet above the Fair is the Midway ride – Vertigo! Along with all of your other favorite rides like Ring-of-Fire, Freak Out and Remix are all here from Fiesta Shows. To make the fun last, be sure to get a wristband for unlimited rides at one low price. You'll also find the Food Court with all of the great fair foods you love not too far away from the rides and centrally located on the fairgrounds. But you may want to check out the rides first!

Live Music

Great Live Music all Day Long in the Pavilion Tent – While you're enjoying everything the Bolton Fair has to offer, be sure to stop by the Pavilion Tent next to the pond and food court for some great live music. The Pavilion is a great place to stop and relax between shows or to catch some great up–tempo music, acoustic guitar, or a variety of other music. Groups and performers such as BONES & the King's Busketeers, Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly, Amber Waves Band, Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, The Blue Sky Boys and others will be performing at various times throughout the fair.

Check the program for show times and performers.

Horse & Oxen Pulling Contests

Our long-time tradition of hosting Horse & Oxen Pulls will continue again this year. Watch these gentle giants amaze you with their strength and abilities. As always, the Horse Pull is on Saturday and the Oxen Pull is on Sunday.

Cracked Walnuts

New this year and strolling around the fairgrounds for your entertainment – Cracked Walnuts. Jeff and Jan Ausfahl worked behind the scenes of Broadway and film musicals in New York City. Then they moved to the hills of Pennsylvania. Jeff replaced his fancy jazz guitar with a banjo and frying pan. Jan stopped using city-slicker words and picked up the washboard and penny whistle. Keep an eye out as you'll find them playing their music the old fashioned Americana way around the fair.

Livestock Exhibit

The Livestock Shows and Exhibit under the pole barns and tents is where you'll see animals and their owners compete for the blue ribbon. From sheep and cows to rabbits and chickens, we've got them all (pigs too).

Lance Gifford

Be prepared to laugh uncontrollably as the Lance Gifford and Company brings you comedic relief with his Magic Show & Hypnosis Show.

The show is electric and non-stop laughs. If you've never seen a hypnosis show this is one of the best. Volunteers from the audience provide the entertainment as Lance hypnotizes them and gives them suggestions. In addition to the Hypnosis Show, Lance entertains you with his magic and illusions that will keep you guessing and questioning what you just saw.

Fiddler Contest

And the Bolton Fair wouldn't be complete without the Fiddler Contest on Sunday. Local fiddlers of all ages come and compete. Truly a fan favorite and since the crowd has outgrown the Fiddler's tent, this year they are moving into the Pavilion for a truly memorable experience.

WHAT IS A FIDDLE CONTEST?  Fiddlers gather to compete against other fiddlers in their age group.  Most fiddlers use it as a reason to practice so they get better! It is truly fascinating to watch the fiddlers take the stage.

   ... and much more, so come and share the fun!