The Sterling Fair
The Sterling Fair returns in 2023 bringing back many 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, and Live Entertainment.
New for 2023 speed painter Rob Surette and Animal Adventures Live Exotic Zoo along with 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, and Live Entertainment
A family oriented, community, agricultural fair with the emphasis on agriculture and education.
The Sterling Fair is a two and a half day, family oriented, community, agricultural fair with the emphasis on agriculture and education.
The Sterling Fair features rides, horse pulls, oxen pulls, tractor pulls, helicopter rides, antique engine and machinery show, livestock shows, food, entertainment and more!
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!
Fri: 5pm – 11pm (Fireworks – 9:45pm)
Sat: 9am-11pm (Pancake Breakfast at 8am)
Sun: 9am-5pm (Pancake Breakfast at 8am)
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.
Don't miss the Sterling Fairwe 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!
Sterling's Free Agricultural Fair A Rare FindMy 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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