What’s happening at the 2017 Hopkinton State Fair?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Events on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 1:15 pm
what's happening at 2017 Hopkinton State Fair

Tis the season for county and state fairs across New Hampshire and the rest of the U.S. Coming up on Labor Day weekend, September 1 through September 4, is the Hopkinton State Fair. If you are curious about the events and activities taking place at the annual Hopkinton festival, here’s what you need to know.

What: Hopkinton State Fair
When: Labor Day weekend, September 1-4, 2017, Friday-Sunday 8am-11pm, Monday 8am-7pm
Where: Hopkinton State Fairgrounds in Contoocook, NH

Ticket Information

If you are interested in attending the Hopkinton State Fair, you can choose between either a 4-day pass or a 1-day pass.

4-day passes:
Ages 13-59: $29
Ages 60+: $22
Ages 3-12: $19
Ages 2 and under: Free

Day passes:
Ages 13-59: $12
Ages 60+: $10
Ages 3-12: $8
Ages 2 and under: Free
Military w/ID: Free

Certain grandstand events, such as the Demolition Derby on Saturday and Sunday and Recycled Percussion on Monday, require an additional ticket. Buy tickets.

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Live Entertainment

Throughout the entire weekend, the Hopkinton State Fair features a wide variety of live entertainment, including:

  • Director’s Welcome Parade – daily at 11am
  • Truck & Tractor Pull – Friday at 6pm
  • DockDogs – daily
  • New Hampshire Cowboy Mounted Shooting – Friday at 5pm
  • The Impossible Hypnotist Show – daily at 3pm and 5pm
  • AudioBody – Friday through Sunday at 7pm
  • Vicki & Sticks – daily at 12pm and 2pm
  • Paul Hubert – daily at 2pm and 4pm
  • The April Cushman Band – Saturday at 7pm
  • Club Soda – Sunday at 7pm
  • Nicole Knox Murphy – daily at 11am
  • Dan Morgan – daily at 3pm

people on roller coaster


If you enjoy roller coasters and other thrill rides, then be sure to check out Carnival Midway beginning at noon on Friday and 10pm Saturday through Monday. You can purchase 10 Midway ride tickets online or unlimited rides, either online or at the fair. Learn more.

people eating at food truck

Fair Food

In addition to all of the entertainment and activities, the Hopkinton State Fair is known for offering a wide selection of fair foods, such as cotton candy, fried dough, turkey legs, apple crisp with ice cream, bison burgers, giant doughnuts, and much more.

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