Welcome to the 165th Harwinton Fair! The Fair will be held Friday September 30th, Saturday and Sunday October 1st and 2nd 2022, at 150 Locust Road in Harwinton, Connecticut.

Entries may be delivered Thursday 6-8 pm or Friday 4-5:30 pm. Please make checks payable to Harwinton Agricultural Society.

Beginning 2023, all exhibits must be in place by 4 pm Friday.

Exhibitors must have their articles on display positively no later than 5:30 pm Friday in order to be judged. Exhibits must not be removed before 5 pm Sunday and must be removed by 6 pm Sunday.

No dogs or pets will be allowed on the Fairgrounds.

The Society will not refund any paid admissions. In the departments of the Harwinton Fair where it is indicated, exhibitors will be required to purchase an exhibitor’s ticket for $10.00 and include it with their entry blank. One ticket shall enable him to exhibit in all departments except Poultry. An exhibitor’s ticket shall entitle one exhibitor Free admission to the Fair all 3 days. Tickets will be mailed. Exhibitors Tickets of $10.00 are not required for junior exhibitors, 12 years or younger.

Entry tags will not be mailed, they may be picked up on Wednesday 6-8 pm only, at the Fairground Secretary’s Office. This is for tags only, positively no dropping off of entries. Otherwise entry tags must be called for at the Fairgrounds Secretary’s Office Thursday 6-8 pm, or Friday 4-5:15 pm.

All stock or articles competing for premiums must be entered by the secretary in their respective classes with name of exhibitors. Names must not be shown on exhibits until judging is completed.

Exhibitors must forward a list of their exhibits to the Secretary before September 21st. The Secretary may refuse any entry that is not in the best interest of the Fair. Oxen may be entered Saturday morning and Draft horses Sunday morning.

Any evidence of contagious or infectious diseases will result in animals being rejected for entrance.

Important Notice

All animals for which there is a licensed Rabies vaccine – cattle, horses, sheep, dogs, cats and ferrets – exposed to the public should be vaccinated against Rabies. Animals not having an approved Rabies vaccination should be displayed in a manner such that the public would not be in contact or exposed to saliva from those animals and have conspicuously posted signs or ribbons stating “CT RABIES ADVISORY NOTICE – DO NOT FEED OR TOUCH THE ANIMALS.”

Connecticut Fair and Show Regulations

  1. Health certificates signed by a veterinarian and other required testing will be valid for the entire show season.
  2. All animals and poultry entered at fairs and shows must be in good health and in proper physical condition and will be examined at the exhibition. Evidence of poor condition or infectious or contagious disease will result in the animals ejection. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture inspector’s decision is final.
  3. Health charts and proof of vaccination where applicable are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  4. Each barn superintendent will collect and hold the Health Certificates from each exhibitor. Animals not in compliance with the state regulations for shows and fairs will not be allowed. A complete list, containing the name of the exhibitor, address, animal ID (ear tag, tattoo, leg band), breed and age of each animal, and the total head count will be made available to the State Livestock Inspector and forwarded to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Regulation & Inspection by the fair superintendent. All animals and poultry present on the grounds should be identified on this list. Any animal that is rejected should be noted as such with a brief statement of reason. Rejected animals should be removed from the grounds as soon as possible. Any concerns about the health of any animal should be reported to the State Livestock Inspector or the Fair Veterinarian immediately.
  5. Isolate all exhibited animals upon their return to the farm from other animals and poultry for 3-4 weeks to reduce the risk of disease exposure and transmission. Call your local veterinarian if your animals become sick to help you with diagnosis and treatment.
  6. Contact the Bureau of Regulation and Inspection at (860) 713-2504 if you have any questions.


All poultry must test negative for Salmonella Pullorum within 12 months of the show date and be accompanied by this certificate. All must comply with the Department of Agriculture Avian Influenza requirements by originating from AI-Free flocks or be tested for AI within 30 days of entry and have a certificate.

Only Connecticut poultry & waterfowl will be accepted. Any vaccinated within 30 days with any live virus vaccine will be prohibited from showing. All cages, crates and vehicles used for housing and transporting poultry must be cleaned and, disinfected before and after each show. Doves, pigeons and waterfowl are exempt from testing requirements, but must be identified by leg bands or wing tags.


All horses must have a negative Coggins test within 12 months prior to the show date, and be accompanied by such certificate. It is highly recommended that CT horses as well be vaccinated against EEE within six months of the show date.

Contact the Livestock Division of the CT Department of Agriculture at (860) 713-2504 if you have any questions.


All llama must have a negative Axillary T.B. test and a negative brucellosis within 12 months of entry. All llamas must have permanent identification (ear tag, tattoo, or microchip and a reader must be available for the microchips and test results).

Connecticut Animals

All cattle, horses and sheep shall have a rabies vaccination given by a veterinarian with a vaccination certificate signed by the veterinarian that gave the vaccination indicating the name of the vaccine, serial number and the date the vaccination expires. If it is the animal’s first rabies vaccination, it must be given at least 30 days prior to their first show date.