Rochester Fair - Rochester, NH
08/06/2018 to 09/16/2018


-75Days -13Hours -14Minutes -16Seconds

New Hampshire’s largest carnival midway plus grandstand events, demolition derby, livestock and more. Free rides and free circus. Held for over 140 years!



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On behalf of all the volunteers and the board, we would like to sincerely thank you for supporting the Rochester Fair! We know we have work to do for 2019, and we will, but it was such an amazing feeling seeing so many happy faces that the fair was back! So many great family memories were made! We look forward to seeing you in 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

We had a fun time at the Rochester Fair this year. It cost us only $22 for one adult, two seniors, a seven and three year old, and parking. For that $22 we saw or were able to pet cows, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, giraffes, zebras, and horses. We admired all the artwork, handiwork, and historical collections. Best of all was the almost hour long circus included with admission. Great job fair committee.

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How long do we have to pick up photo entries? I can’t make it in until possibly tomorrow or Sunday

4 weeks ago
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I was totally disappointed and will not be returning... Waste of money.... 15 min there and barely anything in the exhibits and where Bingo used to be was a beer place...just another reason NOT to return... $15 wasted

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Can't wait

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SUNDAY FUNDAY! Last day of the 2018 Rochester Fair! Wristbands today from noon-5pm or 5pm-close ($20 with a coupon). Admission is $7, ages 8 and under are free. Demolition derby starts at 4pm in the grandstand ($10 general admission, $12 box seats). 

10:00 AM Exhibition and Livestock Buildings Open
10:00 AM Animal Encounters Open
12:00 PM Midway Opens
1:00 PM Pig Races @ Pig Racing Tent
2:00 PM Circus Hollywood @ Big Top
4:00 PM Demolition Derby @ Grandstand
4:00 PM Pig Races @ Pig Racing Tent
5:00 PM Circus Hollywood @ Big Top
6:00 PM Pig Races @ Pig Racing Tent
7:00 PM Circus Hollywood @ Big Top

SUNDAY FUNDAY! Last day of the 2018 Rochester Fair! Wristbands today from noon-5pm or 5pm-close ($20 with a coupon). Admission is $7, ages 8 and under are free. Demolition derby starts at 4pm in the grandstand ($10 general admission, $12 box seats).

10:00 AM Exhibition and Livestock Buildings Open
10:00 AM Animal Encounters Open
12:00 PM Midway Opens
1:00 PM Pig Races @ Pig Racing Tent
2:00 PM Circus Hollywood @ Big Top
4:00 PM Demolition Derby @ Grandstand
4:00 PM Pig Races @ Pig Racing Tent
5:00 PM Circus Hollywood @ Big Top
6:00 PM Pig Races @ Pig Racing Tent
7:00 PM Circus Hollywood @ Big Top
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Come 2019 Rochester fair 😂😂😂

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Dont do it, barely any rides!

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What time do u close

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I have gone 3 times this year with my wife and I can't believe it's already the last day. We loved going

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Pretty sad that you state your open til 11pm and here it is at 830 and everything is shut down..so glad I wasted my money to see everyone closing up shop.

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Thank you for all your work!👍 I went and saw a ton of smiling faces! That Character picture artist guy was great...regretting not getting it done. My family and friends got together for the fair and we really enjoyed our time together. Shake off the haters cuz well 'haters gonna hate' Thanks again. Autumn Lapointe and Joseph Amidon

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We had an enjoyable time today! Sure, it was much smaller than yrs prior, but that's ok. Hopefully it just keeps getting better from here on out. And we really enjoyed the pricing this year. It was a great deal! $7.00 to see the circus was quite a deal! The performers did a great job despite the crazy hot temps!! I really hope you continue to keep the fair running next year! It finally felt more like a family fair atmosphere.

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HUGE shout out to all the volunteers! Awesome job and a job well done!!! Do any of you nay sayers know about any of the hoops,hurdles,struggles an clean up volunteers & RAAMA had to go through to get this fair going again? Yes it was smaller than in past years.Were some hesitant to commit?? Of course they were. They are trying to rebuild and kudos to them! I think they did a great job given the circumstances. If any of you have ideas on how they can utilize the grounds spring through fall (or through the winter as well)speak up and help out.

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It was fun other than the absurd amount of people chain smoking butts around everyone’s kids

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I had such a great time with my boys this year!! Glad to see you back & I have no problems paying the going rate for entrance & rides! Hope to see you open again next year 😊

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I used to have picture of my now daughter at the fair every year I was able to see her change as a child each year I've lost the pictures so j can only hope I get to bring her this year everything seems to be fading away..i enjoyed Oxford and fryburg every year the kids always love the animals it's a fun thing to see them enjoy

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Great time, saw the circus which was worth the admission price alone and the school bus demo.derby which we love. There was enough rides for my der kids to go on. They had fun. Bring back more animals next year!

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Not much there, very small this year and everything is way over priced! Best thing was the derby, probably will not go back next year

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I didn't get to go this year with my family to any fair it bothered me alot I can only hope they go to fryburg togetber

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Wow I can't believe it it's already over

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More family fun than in many years. The circus is fascinating! 🎩

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I wish they had the ride wipe out, i was really looking forward to that one and they didn't have it!

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Really hope I get to go with the kids this year fall is the last of the good times before winter 🙃

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I had a wonderful time at the Rochester Fair , I hope to see it in 2019 , and I will gladly pay the entrance fees too, I hope the fair can get back on its feet so that its around for generations to come.

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sad to see it end especially since people you knew and loved have passed away

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Sorry I missed it!

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It was so sad seeing a giraffe there a few years ago. I hope there are no more zoo animals.

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Rochester Fair
Rochester Fair 2.5 star rating 6 reviews
Joseph C.'s Review Joseph C.
3.0 star rating

This is a nice little fair with a lot of rides for the kids and junk food options (try the grilled bacon!). The show was monster trucks that my seven year...

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Heather F.'s Review Heather F.
2.0 star rating

Oh the Rochester Fair, I've been going here since I was a kid, I'm now 32 and have only been twice in the last 10 years. My most recent trip was just last...

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Will P.'s Review Will P.
3.0 star rating

If you like rides, this is the place. $14 for a wrist band for most rides all day.
The animal section is really small. The food is pretty greasy and...

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Rochester Fair
4 (80%) 1 vote



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