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History of the fair since 1846

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he Rutland County Agricultural Society, Inc., does business as the Vermont State Fair. In the fall of 1846, the first Rutland fair took place in a field near Castleton with Frederick Button being the first President of the Rutland County Agricultural Society. After moving around Rutland County for a few years, the Rutland fair grew closer to Rutland City, sometimes setting up on land owned by John Cain (now Grove Street north of Crescent) or on the old Baxter Estate. In 1859 the first Rutland Fair was held at it’s present location. The present land was known as the Rutland County Park back then. There is a provision in a deed that there must be a agricultural fair held on said property once a year. Thankfully, the great 1868 Rutland fire left the fairgrounds untouched although fire touched the fair in the early 20th century (see below). The first year the Fair was closed was in 1917 when the State of Vermont closed the Fair with all other public gatherings due to an epidemic of influenza. The fairgrounds belongs to the RCAS, but

While fires often consumed entire fairgrounds in the 19th century, the great 1868 Rutland fire left the fairgrounds untouched. However, a 1939 destroyed the grandstand. if they do not have a Fair, it would convert to the original heirs and assigns of the original subscribers. The Rutland R.R. railyard came in 1849 and after a few years began putting extra cars on to bring people from all over Vermont and western New York. The Fair started as a one-day event, moved

to a two-day event and in 1893 the Fair was held for three days. By 1933 the Fair was a sixday event. In 1926 the Rutland fair was rated the third largest in New England and among the top 10 in the nation. The discussion of pedestrian and automobile tunnels were first discussed in 1915. The auto tunnel was built in 1991 and the pedestrian tunnel was built in 1992. On June 17, 1939, a fire completely destroyed the grandstand. The reconstruction of the grandstand took just 40 days. In 1942, with the United States in conflict with World War II, the Fair was only a one day event. Two cattle barns burned during the 1964 Fair. The summer of 1970 brought the fire of the Arts and Crafts building. (now the location of the Presidents Building) In 1972 The Rutland Fair became officially the Ò Vermont State FairÓ The Fair has had top name entertainers such as Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, and Charlie Pride—and the same excellent tradition continues today.


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Policies and lodging REFUND POLICY: Gate Admissions & Show Tickets: Absolutely NO Refunds will be given on admission tickets or show tickets for any reason. Other Policies: No Laser pointers, smoke bombs, or bomb bags. No roller blades, bicycles, or skateboards. No animals are allowed on the grounds unless they are part of an exhibit or they are ADA approved service animals. No alcohol consumed except in the Beer Garden located under big white tent in Promise Land. (old bingo location) Smoking is prohibited on the Fairgrounds except for in the designated smoking areas. No coolers are allowed on the grounds, please. All backpacks, purses, bags, etc. are subject to search. Fair Information: Guest Services is located to the left of the Grandstand Entrance. Handicapped accessible restrooms are located in the Men’s and Ladies’ Rooms near Gate B. Baby changing stations are located in the Men’s and Ladies’ Rooms near Gate B. ATM’s are located throughout the fairgrounds. Lodging - area hotels and motels: Hampton Inn - 802-773-9066 Holiday Inn - 802-775-1911 - Visit their website Red Roof Inn - 802-775-4303 Comfort Inn - 802-775-2200 Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast - 802-468-5170 Best Western Plus Inn & Suites Rutland/Killington - 802-773-3200

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admission Friday, Aug. 30 Gates open at 5 p.m. Adult - $6 Senior - $5 Child - $3

Saturday, Aug. 31 Gates open at 10 a.m. Adult - $10 Senior $5 Child - $4

Sunday, Sept. 1 Gates open at 10 a.m. Adult - $10 Senior $5 Child - $4

Monday, Sept. 2 Gates open at 10 a.m. Adult - $10 Senior $5 Child - $4

Tuesday, Sept. 3 Gates open at noon DOLLAR DAY Adult - $1 Senior - $1 Child - $1

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Gates open at noon PATRON APPRECIATION DAY FREE Admission Courtesy of the Vermont State Fair

Thursday, Sept. 5

Gates open at noon FAMILY THURSDAY $15 per person (Unlimited Rides Included)

Friday, Sept. 6

Gates open at noon Adult - $4 until 4 p.m. (after 4 p.m. $10) Senior $4 until 4 p.m. (after 4 p.m. $5) Child - $4

Saturday, Sept. 7 Gates open at 10 a.m. Adult - $10 Senior $5 Child - $4

Sunday, Sept. 8 Gates open at 10 a.m. Adult - $10 Senior $5 Child - $4


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camPing NO animals are allowed on the fairgrounds, including in the campers, unless they are part of an exhibit or they are ADA approved service animals. All camping on the fairgrounds is permit and payment in full and in advance ONLY. All campers must be in place by noon on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. We will try to place you where requested but lot assignments are not guaranteed. Please respect your neighbors and only use your awnings if they approve. ALL campers with an air conditioning unit WILL be charged accordingly even if you donÕ t plan to use it.

Camping Fees: Water, Sewer & Electric $25 per day Water & Electric $20 per day Dry (no Utilities) $15 per day All campers with air conditioning units additional $5 per day. Prices are based on 30/amp/110v electric use. Additional electrical may be available at a cost.


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Welcome to the 2013 Vermont State Fair at the Rutland Fairgrounds. ThereÕ s nothing like the old-fashioned midway at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. Enjoy exciting rides, your favorite fair food, agricultural exhibits, gifts and souvenir stands, and lots more. Use a wristband and enjoy more of your visit the state fair.

Friday, Aug. 30 Wristband 5 p.m.-closing $20

Saturday, Aug. 31 Wristband 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20

Monday, Sept. 2

Friday, Sept. 6

Monday, Sept. 2

Sunday, Sept. 8

Tuesday, Sept. 3

•Wristbands are only good until closing unless otherwise posted above or at the ticket booth where purchased. •Wristbands and/or tickets are not necessarily accepted at all rides. •Individual or bulk tickets are available every day from opening to close with the exception of Thursday. •Rides vary in the number of tickets they take, including Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. •If you do not see a special promotion listed above, tickets will be sold for rides.

Wristband 11a.m.-5 p.m. $20

Wristband 5 p.m.-closing $20

Dollar Day All Day $1 per ride ticket

Wednesday, Sept. 4 Wristband 5 p.m.-closing $20

Thursday, Sept. 5

Rides included with paid admission All Day $15

Wristband 5 p.m.-closing $20

Wristband 11 a.m.-closing $20

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Vermont state Fair — daily scHedule Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

5 p.. Exhibit Buildings & Coleman Bros. Shows Midway Opens 5:30 p.m. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 5:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 6 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 6:30 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 7 p.m. RosieÕ s Racing Pigs 7:30 p.m. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 7:30 p.m. Stoney Roberts 4 Cyl. Demolition Derby (Comcast Stage Event) Great Little Bear Show 8:30 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 9 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 9:30 p.m. Racing Pigs

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

10 a.m. Maple Products Judging (Maple Building) 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Judging (Bergstrom Building) 10:30 a.m. Pumpkin Judging (Bergstrom Building) 11 a.m. Exhibit Buildings & Coleman Bros. Shows Midway Opens Rabbit Show (Pet & Poultry Building) Noon. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 12:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 1 p.m. Culinary Arts Judging (Bergstrom Building) 1 p.m. 4H Goat Show (4H Show Tent) 1:30 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 2 p.m. 4H Rabbit Showmanship (4H Building) Horses, Horses, Horses 2:30 p.m. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 2:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 3 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 3:30 p.m. Racing Pigs

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4 p.m. 4H Fashion Show (4H Building) 4:30 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 5:30 p.m. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 5:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 6 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 6:30 p.m. Rosaires Racing Pigs 7 p.m. 4H Animal Costume Class (Show Tent) 7;30 p.m. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 8 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 8:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 9 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

11 a.m. Open Horse Show (Horse Arena) 11 a.m. 4H Cattle Show (Show Tent) 11 a.m. Exhibit Buildings & Coleman Bros. Shows Midway Opens 11 a.m. 4H Rabbit Show (Pet & Poultry Building) Noon. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 12:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 1 p.m. Culinary Arts Judging (Bergstrom Building) 1 p.m. McDonaldÕ s Bike Giveaway-Starring Ronald McDonald (Free Pepsi Grandstand) 1:30 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 2 p.m. 4H Dog Show (Pulling Arena) 2 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 2:30 p.m. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 4:30 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 5:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 6 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 6:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 7:30 p.m. Greg Burroughs (Sugarhouse Stage) 7:30 p.m. Demolition Derby (Comcast Stage Event)


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Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

11 a.m. Open Horse Gymkhana (Horse Arena) 11 a.m. Open Dairy Judging (Kiddie Class) 11 a.m. 4H Sheep Show (4H Show Tent) 11 a.m. Exhibit Buildings & Coleman Bros. Shows Midway Opens 11;30 p.m. Open Dairy Judging (JerseyÕ s, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorns) Noon. Sweetwater (Sugarhouse Stage) 12:30 p.m. Rosaires Racing Pigs 1 p.m. Culinary Arts Judging (Bergstrom Building) 1 p.m. Tractor Pulls (Comcast Stage Event) 1:30 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 2 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses

2;30 p.m. Sweetwater (Sugarhouse Stage) 2:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 3 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 3:30 p.m. Rosaires Racing Pigs 4:30 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 5:30 p.m. Sweetwater (Sugarhouse Stage) 5:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 9 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 9:30 p.m. Rosaires Racing Pigs

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

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8 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 8:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 9 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 9:30 p.m. Racing Pigs

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Ò Patron Appreciation DayÓ FREE Admission to the Public Noon. Exhibit Buildings & Coleman Bros. Shows Midway Opens Nicole Murphy (Sugarhouse Stage) Noon. Racing Pigs 1 p.m. Culinary Arts Judging (Bergstrom Building) 1 p.m. Harness Racing (Free ShowÐ Comcast Stage Event) 1:30 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 2 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 2:30 p.m. Nicole Murphy (Sugarhouse Stage) 2:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 3 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 3:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 4:30 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses Nicole Murphy (Sugarhouse Stage) Great Little Bear Show Daredevils Unlimited

Rosaires Racing Pigs Cast Off 8Õ s Square Dancers of Rutland (Sugarhouse Stage) Nicole Murphy (Sugarhouse Stage) Gospel Night at the Fair (Free Show Ð Comcast Stage Event) Horses, Horses, Horses Great Little Bear Show Daredevils Unlimited Rosaires Racing Pigs

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

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Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Ò 4 until 4Ó $4 Admission per person until 4 p.m. 11 a.m. Horse Pulling Ð Under 3100 Class (Mandigo Arena) Noon. Exhibit Buildings & Coleman Bros. Shows Midway Opens Noon. Adam Springer (Sugarhouse Stage) 12:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 1 p.m. Culinary Arts Judging (Bergstrom Building) 1:30 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 2 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 2:30 p.m. Adam Springer (Sugarhouse Stage) 2;30 p.m. Horse Pulling Ð 3300 & Under Class (Mandigo Arena) 2:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 3 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 3:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 4:30 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 5:30 p.m. Adam Springer (Sugarhouse Stage) 5:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 6 p.m. Horse Pulling Ð FFA Class (Mandigo Arena) 6 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 6:30 p.m. Rosaires Racing Pigs 7 p.m. Open Horse Gymkhana (Horse Arena) 7;30 p.m. Adam Springer (Sugarhouse Stage) 7:30 p.m. Garden Tractor Pulls (Free ShowÐ Comcast Stage Event) 8 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 8:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 9 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 9:30 p.m. Rosaires Racing Pigs

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

10 a.m. Open Horse Show (Horse Arena) 10 a.m. Open Sheep Show (4H Show Tent) 10:30 a.m. Steer & Ox Show (Pulling Arena) 11 a.m. Open Dairy Judging (Kiddie Class)

11 a.m. Exhibit Buildings & Coleman Bros. Shows Midway Opens 11 a.m. Open Dairy Judging (Holsteins, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, Line Backers) Noon. The Grand Central (Sugarhouse Stage) 12:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 1 p.m. Open Goat Show (4H Show Tent) 1 p.m. Culinary Arts Judging (Bergstrom Building) 1:30 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 2 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 2:30 p.m. The Grand Central (Sugarhouse Stage) 2:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 3 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 3:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 4;30 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 5:30 p.m. The Grand Central (Sugarhouse Stage) 5;30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 6 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 6;30 p.m. Racing Pigs 7 p.m. 4H Parade 7;30 p.m. The Grand Central (Sugarhouse Stage) 7:30 p.m. Travis Tritt (Comcast Stage Event) 8 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 8:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show 9 p.m. Daredevils Unlimited 9:30 p.m. Racing Pigs

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

11 a.m. Exhibit Buildings & Coleman Bros. Shows Midway Opens 11 a.m. The Grand Central (Sugarhouse Stage) 12:30 p.m. Racing Pigs 1 p.m. Culinary Arts Judging (Bergstrom Building) 1:30 p.m. The Grand Central (Sugarhouse Stage) Daredevils Unlimited 2 p.m. Horses, Horses, Horses 2:30 p.m. Great Little Bear Show


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