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The Bolton Fair 2018

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Official Website:The Bolton Fair 2018
Location:318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster, MA, 01523
Dates:Friday, August 10, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 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.

Great attractions such as the Lumber Jack Show, Demolition Derby, FMX and Monster Trucks will be part of the festivities this year.

Kid’s Country, The Old MacDonald’s petting farm, livestock exhibits, midway rides and lots of animals provide fun for kids.

Awesome entertainment in the form of bands, fiddlers and acoustical performances. The horse and oxen pull and tractor pulls are here too.

Fair food, shopping, crafters, exhibits, farmers’ market are here for your enjoyment as well.

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

Free parking!

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Bolton Fair Highlights

Demolition Derby
Kids of all ages will enjoy the madness of fearless drivers colliding and crashing their cars in a whirlwind of metal and destruction, until only one is left standing at both nights of the Demolition Derby! Friday night featuring events such as the reverse race, blindfold race, push car race, and rollover run with Saturday night presenting the classic 4, 6, and 8 cylinder contests. And when it's all over be sure to take in the midway rides or the other great entertainment that the Fair has to offer.

FMX Show
Freestlye Motocross shows are back to the Bolton Fair motorsports arena on both Saturday and Sunday – Presented by Tim Dyson FMX, enjoy the excitement of watching motorcycles fly through the air with amazing precision. You'll be glued to your seat while these high energy riders perform stunts you never thought possible. Check the program for show times.

Monster Truck Show
The Bolton Fair also presents Monster Truck shows daily on Saturday and Sunday. Experience the thrills of the daredevil Monster Trucks flying through the air and crushing cars. New for this year, guests will be able to experience the adrenaline for themselves with the opportunity to ride in a real monster truck. This will be one event you won't want to miss. Get there early for the best seats and make sure to have your camera ready!

Indian River Lumberjack Show – take a journey into the bygone days of yesteryear. Exhibiting the skills, strength, and courage of the Indian River Lumberjacks, in both a humorous and educational format. Just make sure you don't get too close to them when they're doing the logrolling or you might get wet!

Kenya Acrobats
Kenya Safari Acrobats – The Kenya Safari Acrobats are an amazing group of entertainers from East Africa. They are celebrating 20 years touring in the USA this year. Performing in all sorts of venues, the Acrobats have wowed audiences worldwide. They feature the only group of acrobats with a female that holds up the men. They will be featured on a new show called “Worlds best” in December, and have been offered a spot on the ELLEN SHOW!

Chainsaw Carving
Chainsaw Carving featuring Josh Landry – returning to the fair this year includes the incredible chainsaw carving artistry of the World Chainsaw Carving Competition's 1st Place Champion: Josh Landry. You won't believe that his creations are made of wood until you see them made before your very eyes!

Sheep Herding Demonstration
Come view the Wellscroft Farms Sheep Herding Demonstration as skilled working dogs and their handler will amaze you in their ability to quickly and accurately herd sheep into a holding pen. And if that wasn't amazing enough, they increase the level of difficulty by herding ducks too. Don't miss this demonstration, which occurs several times daily.

Craft Village
Experience talented artisans and get up close as they demonstrate their unique skills and craftsmanship. Visit the blacksmith shop and see artisans forge unique items out of metal the old fashion way. Participate in an Early American pottery demonstration where you uses wooden foot powered treadle wheel.

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.

The fair was originally held in neighboring Bolton, but moved to its current 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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