From its inception in 1882 as a Harvest Festival, The Berlin Fair still remains a focal point of the community. In the early 1900's, the festival became the State Agricultural Fair and was held annually until 1919. Brought back to life in 1948 by The Berlin Lions Club.
The Berlin Fair has provided local community groups the opportunity for fundraising with booths offering home made foods, crafts, services and games. A favorite with all Fairgoers is the animal exhibits and pulls that occur throughout the weekend. In addition, the Fair has a varied entertainment schedule with everything from Pie Eating Contests and Frog Jumping to music for all ages and an exciting Midway.
Funds raised by the Berlin Lions Club over the years have been used to support both youth and adult activities in Berlin and the surrounding community. Scholarships, youth athletic programs, DARE, and senior activities are just a few of the groups that have benefited from the Fair. We also support the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and the CT Lions Low Vision Center as part of the Lions commitment to sight programs.
Held annually on the first weekend in October, the Berlin Fair is listed as a major fair by the State Agricultural Fair Association. If you have never visited the Berlin Fair, we invite you to join us this year at the Fair!
The fair takes place the weekend of the third Sunday in September of every year. Each year brings new and exciting entertainment and events to the Berlin Fair. If you have never visited, we invite you to stop by and see one of…Read More »
Schedule of Events: Wednesday September 12, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Youth exhibit registration - Youth Building 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Select Adult exhibit registration (arts, canned goods, crafts and hobbies, needlework, and photography) - Kamenski…Read More »
Start marking your calendar, because the Berlin Fair returns for its 69th year. Operated as always by the Berlin Lions Club, the 2017 edition promises to be more fun and exciting than ever. Best of all, in addition to all you get, you also have an…Read More »
September 30, 2016: 9:00 am: Gates Open - North and South Gates 9:00 am: Shuttles Begin: Assa Abloy, Eversource 10:00 am: Connecticut State Tractor Pullers: Tractor Pull Rink 10:00 am: Oxen & Cattle Draw: Pulling Rink Noon: Jason Tardy High…Read More »
Schedule of Events: October 2, 2015 9:00 am: All Exhibits in Place - Exhibit Buildings 9:00 am: Beef Cattle Judging - Show Ring behind Cattle Barn 10:00 am: Exhibit Judging begins, exhibits open after judging - Exhibit Buildings 11:00 am: Gates…Read More »
Friday October 3, 2014: 9:00 am: All Exhibits in Place: Exhibit Buildings 9:00 am: Beef Cattle Judging: Show Ring behind Cattle Barn 10:00 am: Exhibit Judging begins, exhibits open after judging: Exhibit Buildings 11:00 am: Gates Open: North and…Read More »
Schedule: Friday, October 4, 2013 9:00am All Exhibits in Place, Exhibit Buildings 9:00am Beef Cattle Judging, Show Ring behind Cattle Barn 10:00am Judging begins, exhibits open after judging, Exhibit Buildings 11:00am Gates Open. North and…Read More »