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The Bolton Fair 2018

Official Website:The Bolton Fair 2018
Location:318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster, MA, 01523
Dates:Friday, August 10, 2018 - Monday, August 13, 2018
Hours:9am - 9pm daily
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals

The Bolton Fair 2018Held over 3 days on 53 acres of beautiful grounds, the Bolton Fair is the quintessential New England Fair with old fashion fun for the entire family. The Fair is where friends, agriculture, education and creativity unite.

The Bolton Fair will be open three full, fun-filled days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - with a Midway preview on Thursday night.

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Bolton Fair Highlights

Returning this year on the front field is a demolition derby on Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy the Monster Truck show twice daily. Don't miss the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, or the hilarious Racing Pigs and Racing Hot Dogs.

Kid's Country is the place for great kids entertainment from performers like: Funny Songs & Stories with Farmer Tom – Lucky Bob, Magician and Juggler – All Hands Drumming – Noodle Daisy Balloon Twisting. Participate in the three–legged race or the 'veggies' race.

Get up close to animals from New England Reptile & Raptors and from Creature Teachers. And new this year - Ninja Challenge Obstacle Course for Kids!

The long-time tradition of hosting Horse & Oxen Pulls will continue again this year. Watch these gentle giants amaze you with their strength and abilities. As always, the Horse Pull is on Saturday and the Oxen Pull is on Sunday.

Great Live Music all Day Long in the Pavilion Tent – Catch some great up–tempo music, acoustic guitar, or a variety of other music. Groups and performers such as BONES & the King's Busketeers, Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly, Amber Waves Band, Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, The Blue Sky Boys and others will be performing at various times throughout the fair.

Great fair food, shopping, crafters, exhibits, farmers’ market are here for your enjoyment as well. Also new this year is a Beer & Wine garden open from 12pm - 7pm. All alcohol must be consumed within the parameters of the enclosed beer garden.

You won’t want to miss this year’s Bolton Fair.

The fair was originally held in neighboring Bolton, but moved to its new location in Lancaster in 2004 to further expand the exhibits, booths and entertainment. The Bolton fair draws attendees from all over New England and is one of the few remaining fairs to focus on agriculture and animals.


Tickets available at the gate: Adults: $10, Seniors: $6, Age 5 – 12: $5, Military Personnel: $5, Age 4 and under Free.


318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster, MA, 01523 map

Centrally located just 4 miles on route 117 from either I-190 or I-495.

Our physical address:
318 Seven Bridge Road
Lancaster, MA 01523

From I 495 north or south, take Interstate Route 495 to exit 27 (Bolton/Stow Route 117). Take Route 117 west four miles to the fairgrounds.

From Boston and points east take the Massachusetts Turnpike or Route 9 to Interstate 495. Take I 495 North and follow directions above.

From Route 2 and northwest take Route 70 three miles south from Lunenburg to Route 117. Take a left onto Route 117 east and go one mile to the gate.

From Worcester and the west take Interstate 190 north from Worcester or south from Route 2 to Exit 7. Take Route 117 east four miles to the fairgrounds.
Directions to the Fair*

*Please note: You may encounter less traffic coming from Route 2 or Route 190.


  • Please check the fair website for schedule times and specifics. Discount tickets can be purchased on the Fair's website. Parking is free. Best route to miss traffic is eastbound on 117 from I-190 or from route 70 off of route 2.
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