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Dates:Friday, September 6, 2024 - Sunday, September 8, 2024
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:Free see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals

the sterling fair photoThe Sterling Fair returns in 2024 bringing back visitor favorites including Horse and Oxen Pulls, Farmer’s Market, Gillette Midway, Exhibit Hall, Livestock Show, Frog Jumping, Tractor Pull, Perkins Belgian Horse Parade, Food and Craft Vendors, Fireworks, Helicopter Rides, Live Entertainment and Animal Adventures Live Exotic Zoo.

The Sterling Fair is a two and a half day, family oriented, community, fair with the emphasis on agriculture and education. In 2019 the attendance was over 40,000 people.

The Sterling Fair is sponsored in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture, and it is a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Association.

As always, parking is free and there is no entry fee. Be sure to support your fair with a purchase or donation!

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Fri: 5pm – 11pm (Fireworks – 9:45pm weather permitting)
Sat: 9am-11pm (Pancake Breakfast at 7am)
Sun: 9am-5pm (Pancake Breakfast at 7am)

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Free - donations are appreciated!



121 Greenland Road (Sterling Airport), Sterling, MA, 01564 map
Phone: (978) 422-7350

The Sterling Fair is located at the Sterling Airport on Greenland Road in Sterling, Massachusetts.

Sterling is located in central Massachusetts, north of Worcester, and south of Leominster/Fitchburg. Route 190, which connects Rt. 2 and Rt. 290, passes through the center of Sterling.

North — From Rt. 2 East or West, get onto Rt. 190 south and get off at exit 6 (Rt. 12). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Rt. 12 South. Follow Rt. 12 through the center of Sterling. Turn right onto Greenland Road as shown above. The Airport/Fair will be on your right.

South — From Rt. 290 East or West, get onto Rt. 190 North and get ff at exit 5 (Rt. 140). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto 140 North. At the first intersection with a traffic light, turn right onto Dana Hill Road. Continue on this road, which then becomes Muddy Pond Road after the intersection with John Dee Road, as shown above. At the intersection of Muddy Pond and Boutelle, turn left onto Boutelle Road, and then turn left again onto Greenland Road. The Airport/ Fair will be on your right.


5-starDon't miss the Sterling Fair
we went last year and had a blast- the agri fair is great- lots of animals, kids activities, plus the carnival rides, but best of all was the location- the airstrip is a great place to have this- we even went on an affordable helicopter ride. My 5 yo still talks about this festival. Don't miss it!
4-starSterling's Free Agricultural Fair A Rare Find
My daughters age 2 and 5 are already looking forward to the annual frog jumping contest. They love the bunnies, sheep, pigs, and other animals, the midway and rides, and the food. We live in Stering but people come from all over to enjoy this rare find - free, clean and child focused.


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