Days Until the Fair!

Here were some of the great things to see and do at this year's Fair!

Demolition Derby

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 at both nights of the Demolition Derby! Friday night featuring events such as the reverse race, blindfold race, push car race, and rollover run with Saturday night presenting the classic 4, 6, and 8 cylinder contests. And when it's all over be sure to take in the midway rides or the other great entertainment that the Fair has to offer.

FMX Show

Freestlye Motocross shows are back to the Bolton Fair motorsports arena on both Saturday and Sunday – Presented by Tim Dyson FMX, enjoy the excitement of watching motorcycles fly through the air with amazing precision. You'll be glued to your seat while these high energy riders perform stunts you never thought possible. Check the program for show times.

Monster Truck Show

The Bolton Fair also presents Monster Truck shows daily on Saturday and Sunday. Experience the thrills of the daredevil Monster Trucks flying through the air and crushing cars. New for this year, guests will be able to experience the adrenaline for themselves with the opportunity to ride in a real monster truck. This will be one event you won't want to miss. Get there early for the best seats and make sure to have your camera ready!


Indian River Lumberjack Show – take a journey into the bygone days of yesteryear. Exhibiting the skills, strength, and courage of the Indian River 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!

Kenya Acrobats

Kenya Safari Acrobats – The Kenya Safari Acrobats are an amazing group of entertainers from East Africa. They are celebrating 20 years touring in the USA this year. Performing in all sorts of venues, the Acrobats have wowed audiences worldwide. They feature the only group of acrobats with a female that holds up the men. They will be featured on a new show called “Worlds best” in December, and have been offered a spot on the ELLEN SHOW!
Check the program for show times.

Chainsaw Carving

Chainsaw Carving featuring Josh Landry – returning to the fair this year includes the incredible chainsaw carving artistry of the World Chainsaw Carving Competition's 1st Place Champion: Josh Landry. You won't believe that his creations are made of wood until you see them made before your very eyes!

Sheep Herding Demonstration

Come view the Wellscroft Farms Sheep Herding Demonstration as 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.

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.

Records and Burpee Petting Farm

Records's and Burpee Petting Farm – Come feed and get close to the barnyard animals next to the pig races and Old MacDonald's Farm barn.
Also next to the barn you will find the Pony Rides. Fun for kids of all ages. Also be sure not to miss their new Exotic Animal Exhibit!

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.

Ironstone's Golden Acres Equestrian Drill Team

New this year is the Equestrian Drill Team from Ironstone Farms – Come out, take a seat, and get ready to watch a spectacular, high speed, precision Equestrian drill team. The talented Golden Aces from Ironstone Farm are not only comprised of phenomenal riders and talented horses, they are also Therapy Ponies and Instructors, Interns, and working students. These horses change the lives of over 400 clients a week! With flashy moves and up beat catchy music, these friendly "cowgirls and ponies" are sure to wow you! Riders and horses will be available for pictures after each performance as well.
Performances on Friday afternoon and evening.

Kids Country

Kid's Country is the place for great kids entertainment from performers like: Wayne from Maine and All Hands Drumming!
Participate in the "Veggie Races", get up close to animals from New England Reptile & Raptors, and watch Stilt Walker Rick Adams tower high above the crowds.

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

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 beginning at Noon 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 - It's the ultimate in all things RC 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 and Freak Out are all here from Fiesta Shows. To make the fun last, be sure to get a wristband for unlimited rides at one low price - check out the Ride Coupon on our homepage. 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 bands and performers.

Check the program for show times and performers.

Horse & Oxen Pulling Contests

Our long-time tradition of hosting Animal Pulls will continue again this year. Watch these gentle giants amaze you with their strength and abilities.
UPDATE: The Horse Pull scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled for this year. The Oxen Pull will go on as scheduled for Sunday.

Cracked Walnuts

Returning 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.