Haddam Neck Fair
Haddam Neck, Connecticut
September 2 - 5, 2016
Map & Directions to the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds    
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News and late information about the Fair will be posted on the Haddam Neck Fair Facebook page.  Please use it as an additional source of information before and during the fair.

View or Download the complete Fairbook and Haddam Neck Fair Rules and Regulations
Program of Events Contests and Categories 
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Entry Form

General Store
HNF Farmers Market

4H and Educational Booth Exhibits
Arts & Hobbies
Baby Show
Baking Contests
Canned Goods
Cattle Show

Fancy Work and Quilts
Flowers and Horticulture
Goat Show
Horse Pull
Horse Show
Oxen and Working Steers
Pedal Tractor Pull
Pony Pull
Road Race - Revised Road Race Application
Sheep Show

Special Contests
Tractor Pull - Antique
Tractor Pull - Farm & Modified
Truck Pull I - Street Stock
Truck Pull II - Modified

Vegetables and Fruits

Detailed information from Connecticut Association of Fairs about their contests and about other fairs is available at

Should recipes or rules on this website raise questions or differ from those on ctagfairs.com, ctagfairs.com should be considered the authority.

CT 2016 Animal Health Regulations

National Code of Show Ring Ethics
Friday, September 2nd  
Exhibit Entry 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Gates open to general public – Admission charged 4:00 pm
Karaoke – Gazebo 6:00 to 9:00 pm
4x4 and Street Stock Truck Pull 7:00 pm
Judging begins at the Grange Hall and Vegetable/Flower Building 7:00 pm
Music at the Bandstand - local talent     
   Basically Blues 6:00 - 7:30 pm
   Rock Landing 8:30 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 3rd
Gates Open 7:30 am
Farm and Modified Tractor Pull 10:00 am
Skillet Throwing Contest 11:00 am
Haddam Neck Farmers Market 11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Beard Contest 1:00 pm
Dog Agility Competition 2:00 pm
Pony Pull 6:00 pm
Truck Pull II 6:00 pm
Music at the Bandstand   
    No Line North 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Run Jenny 2:45 - 3:45 pm
    Alpaca Gnomes  4:30 - 5:30 pm
    Chaser Ei8ht 6:15 - 7:15 pm
    Phonosynthesis  8:00 - 10:30 pm
Sunday, September 4th

Gates Open 7:30 am
Horse Show 8:30 am
Haddam Neck Fair 5K Road Race 9:30 am
Gospel Music at the Bandstand 11:00 am
Horse Pulling Contest 11:00 am
Moodus Drum & Fife Corps 12:30 - 1:00 pm
Antique Tractor Pull 6:00 pm
Redneck Strongman Contest / Men and Women 6:00 pm
Music at the Bandstand      
     The Balkun Brothers 1:30 - 2:30 pm
     Someone You Can Xray 3:15 - 4:15 pm
     Belle of the Fall 5:00 - 6:00 pm
     Fountainhead 6:45 - 7:45 pm
     Parsonsfield 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Monday, September 5th
Dogs or Pets:

No matter how cute or well behaved, leashed or not, are not allowed on the Fairgrounds during the Fair!
(Nor may they be left in parked vehicles)

Fair Operations, Exhibit and Event Chairpersons

Gates Open 7:30 am
Ox Cart Class 8:00 am
Working Cattle Show 9:00 am
Oxen Pull 10:30 am
CT Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 12 noon
Baby Show 2:00 pm
Premium Payment begins 3:00 pm
Removal of Exhibits may begin 5:00 pm
Removal of Exhibits to be completed no later than  6:00 pm
All Four Days
Rides, Concessions, Petting Zoo, Food, Exhibits, Displays,
Ride Bracelets, Lumberjack Show, Children’s Contests,
Ed the Wizard

Ride Ticket Specials!
Buy a Ride Wrist Band for one low price of $25 and ride any or all of the rides during these hours:

Friday: 4 - 11 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Monday 10 am - 5 pm

Single Ride Tickets $2.00 each
Kiddie ride required 1 ticket per ride
Adult rides require 2 tickets per ride
Admission Policy
Fairgoer's entry procedure has changed this year.  Please park first, then pay and enter on foot at a ticket booth. 
General Admission $8.00
Senior Admission (65 Years or Older) $7.00
3 Day Admission Pass $20.00
Senior 3 Day Admission Pass $18.00
Weekend Pass (Includes Friday Night) $28.00
Senior Weekend Pass (Includes Friday Night) $25.00
Kids under 12 - FREE - Parking - FREE
Bleacher Seats - FREE
Transporting alcoholic beverages onto the fairgrounds is prohibited.
 This policy is strictly enforced and all vehicles and persons are subject to search. 
Anyone found carrying alcohol will choose between voluntary seizure and being told to leave immediately.

Connecticut State Police will enforce this policy.

The Haddam Neck Fair is managed by a board of directors elected annually. The current board consists of the following members:


Board of Directors                      Phone

2016 Haddam Neck Fairgrounds Event Schedule

August 7  Belltown Antique Car Show

August 21  British Iron Assoc., Inc. Brit Bike Motorcycle Show

September 24  Private Wedding

October 1  Haddam Neck Fair Volunteer Dinner

October 15  Stockholders Meeting

October 22  Haddam Neck Church Turkey Dinner

David Tozier - President     860-873-3071
Randy Spencer - Vice President    860-267-1305
Amy Casey - Secretary   860-558-9441
Dianne McHutchison - Asst. Secretary   860-267-4671
Susan Rutty - Treasurer   860-345-4049
Sue Olsen - Asst. Treasurer   860-267-2848
Frances Dallas   860-267-4513
Diane Darcy   860-227-0501
Mark Dumond   860-537-6348
Elizabeth LaBella   860-554-5116
Rebecca McLean  860-267-9975
Bob McGarry  860-267-7906
Wayne Rutty   860-345-4049
Angie Sarahina   860-301-0841
Michael Stevens   860-267-8171

House Committee
Frances Dallas, Sue Olsen, Wayne Rutty, Diane Darcy, Elizabeth LaBella

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 220 Middle Haddam, Connecticut 06456
Fairgrounds: 26 Quarry Hill Road Haddam Neck, Connecticut 06424
Fairgrounds Phone: 860-267-5922  

Commercial Vendors:   Download 2016 Commercial Vendor Application
Commercial non-food vendors interested in renting space at the fair can contact Sue Olsen at the above address or Dianne McHutchison at rdmchutchinson@sbcglobal.net. Liability Insurance is required and can be purchased from the fair at an additional cost.

Commercial food vendors interested in renting space at the fair can contact Mark Dumond at the above address.

Non-Profit Vendors:  Download 2016 Non-Profit Vendor Application

An Invitation to Political Office Seekers

Fairgrounds Rental:

The fairgrounds can be rented for special events May through October. An outside covered picnic area and kitchen, spacious flat grassy areas and new clean bathroom facilities are available for rent.

Contact Diane Darcy at the above address for info and availability.

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