The Bolton Fair 2021
After much deliberation, the Executive Board of the Bolton Fair has decided, due to the current limitations and future uncertainties of the COVID-19 situation, to CANCEL the 2020 Bolton Fair. This decision did not come lightly and we know it will be met with mixed feelings and responses.
We look forward to seeing you at our 138th Fair to be held on August 13 - 15, 2021 with a Midway Preview on August 12th!
Held 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.
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Bolton Fair Highlights
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.
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 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 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.
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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