261st Hardwick Fair! August 18-19!

Hardwick Fair is this Friday & Saturday August 18-19, 2023! The annual fair offers numerous agricultural and creative exhibits, demonstrations, food, live music and dance, children’s games, wagon rides, an antique tractor parade, and so much more! Admission and parking are both free!

Started in 1762, it’s the oldest fair in the United States. The Common has a variety of activities; many free and others inexpensive, bringing together a blend of old and new. It’s a family event where children can enjoy themselves and so can their parents, without emptying their pockets.

Activities & Events
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Parade
  • Contests
  • Conservation
  • Crafts
  • Domestic Arts
  • Cattle
  • Booths on the Common Eggs
  • Field Crops
  • Flowers
  • Fruits/Vegetables/Herbs
  • 4-H Room
  • Home Baking
  • Home Canning
  • Literary Competition
  • Scarecrow Contest
  • Annual Mountain Bike Race/Family Fun Ride
  • Home Brew Competition
  • Friday:  5pm – 10pm
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 8pm

Fair Schedule

Hardwick Fair
Town Common, Hardwick MA
Friday, August 18 & Saturday, August 19, 2023
Free admission!
Free Parking Available at Eagle Hill School

Photo Courtesy of the Hardwick Fair

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