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Hours & Admission


Regular Admission

Adults $12 • Children Age 5-12 $5
Children Age 4 & Under - Free
Parking $5.00 per car
Adult Admission $6.00 after 6:00 pm Mon.- Fri.
Advanced Discount tickets available at Price Chopper


Super Value Passes

10-Day Pass $40
3-Day Pass $20
(Prices do not include parking)
Available at the Administrative Offices through 8/24


Fair Hours

Gates Open Daily 10am - Midnight
Indoor Exhibits Open 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
(802) 878-5545

2014 Champlain Valley Fair Schedule of Events

Friday, August 22 - Opening Day

Opening Day: Opening on Friday for the first time this year at 3:00pm. Half price admission and ride bracelets all day! ($6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children and $15.00 for ride bracelets). 

  • 8:00am
    • Fruits, Vegetables & Heavyweight Vegetables and First Flower Judging - Expo North
  • 10:00am
    • Bonsai Judging - Expo North
  • 11:00am
    • Maple Judging
  • 12:00pm
    • Grange Judging begins  - Ware Building Annex
  • 3:00pm
    • Gates open for the 2014 Fair
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building       
  • 3:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with The Essex –  Ware Building Annex
  • 4:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
  • 4:30pm
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
  • 5:00pm
    • Fair Parade
    • Milking Demonstrations – Milking Parlor
  • 5:30pm
    • Shearing Demonstrations - Sheep Tent
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Cooking Demonstrations with The Essex – Ware Building Annex
  • 6:00pm
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
  • 6:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 7:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
    • Dierks Bentley with special guest Eric Pasley  in the Coca-Cola Grandstand Click Here for Tickets & Info

Saturday, August 23

  • 10:00am
    • Grange Judging - VT State Building
    • 4-H Dairy Show - Ag Area
    • Draft Horse Halter Classes - Cart Classes to follow - Pulling Ring
  • 11:00am
    • Meat Sheep Fitting and Showmanship – Sheep Tent
    • Christmas Tree Judging – Expo North
    • Veggie snack demonstration & taste testing by VT Community Garden Network – Expo North
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 12:00pm
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building       
  • 12:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with the The Essex – Ware Building Annex
    • Judging of 1st show Culinary - Ware Building Annex
  • 1:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall   
  • 1:30pm
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
  • 2:00pm
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 2:30pm
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
  • 3:00pm
    • Youth Gardener Vegetable Judging  - Expo North
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building       
  • 3:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with the Inn at Essex –  Ware Building Annex
  • 4:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
  •  4:30pm
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Youth Gardener Vegetable Judging  - Expo North
  • 5:00pm
    • The Fair Parade     – Throughout the grounds
    • Milking Demonstrations – Milking Parlor
  • 5:30pm
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Cooking Demonstrations with The Essex – Ware Building Annex
  • 6:30pm
    • Shearing Demonstrations - Sheep Tent
  • 6:00pm
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
  • 6:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 7:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
    • The Goo Goo Dolls with special guest Daughtry on the Xfinity Stage Click Here for Tickets & Info

Sunday, August 24 - 4-H Day

4-H Stage Presentations Throughout the Day

  • 11:00am
    • Youth and Open Meat Sheep Show - Sheep Tent
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 12:00pm
    • Draft Horse Driving Classes - Pulling Ring
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building
  • 12:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with the The Essex – Ware Building Annex
  • 1:00pm
    • Canning and Preserving Judging - Expo North
    • 4-H Poultry Classes - Cattle Tent
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall   
  • 1:30pm
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
  • 2:00pm
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 2:30pm
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
  • 3:00pm
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building       
  • 3:00pm
  • 3:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with the Inn at Essex  – Ware Building Annex
  • 4:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
  •  4:30pm
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Judging for the “5 Ingredients” contest - Ware Building Annex
  • 5:00pm
    • The Fair Parade     – Throughout the grounds
    • Milking Demonstrations – Milking Parlor
  • 5:30pm
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Cooking Demonstrations with The Essex – Ware Building Annex
  • 6:00pm
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building   
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
  • 6:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 7:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway

Monday, August 25 - Kids Day

Kids Day: Monday, August 25th - children receive a 20% discount of normal gate prices with $4.00 admission all day.

  • 9:00
    • Ayrshire Jr. Fitting & Showmanship followed by Ayrshire, Brown Swiss & Milking Shorthorn Open Shows - Cattle Tent
  • 10:30    
    • Dye Day - Fiber Loft
  • 11:00
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 11:30
    • Sheep & Shepherd Presentation - Sheep Tent
  • 12:30
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with the The Essex – Ware Building Annex
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building
  • 1:00
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall     
  • 1:30
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
  • 2:00
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 2:00
    • Ayrshire Futurity - Cattle Tent
  • 2:30
    • Shearing Demonstration - Sheep Tent
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
  • 3:00
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building
  • 3:30
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with the Inn at Essex –  Ware Building Annex
  • 4:00
    • Horse Pulling, 3400 lbs - 12’ - Pulling Ring
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
  • 4:30
    • Judging for the Best Cupcake Contest - Ware Building Annex
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Sheep & Shepherd Presentation - Sheep Tent
  • 5:00
    • Milking - Dairy Center
    • Fair Parade
    • Wunderlee Circus Extravaganza  - Free Family Show  in the Coca-Cola Grandstand
  • 6:00
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building               
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
  • 6:30
    • Shearing Demonstration - Sheep Tent
  • 7:00
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway

Tuesday, August 26 - Senior Day

Senior Day: Tuesday, August 26th - Guests over the age of 55 receive a $3.00 discount at the gate.

  • 10:30am
    • Horse Pulling - 3300 lbs, 20’ No touch - Pulling Ring
  • 11:00am
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 11:30am
    • Sheep & Shepherd Presentation - Sheep Tent
  • 12:00pm
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building
  • 12:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with the The Essex – Ware Building Annex
  • 1:00pm
    • Felting Demo - Fiber Loft
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall   
  • 1:30pm
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
    • Horse Pulling - Open Distance, 1 3/4 lbs rock per lb of horse - Pulling Ring
  • 2:00pm
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Vermont Music Showcase – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 2:30pm
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
    • Shearing Demonstration - Sheep Tent
  • 3:00pm
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building
  • 3:30pm
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cooking Demonstrations with the Inn at Essex –  Ware Building Annex
  • 4:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
  • 4:30pm
    • Judging for the King Arthur Flour Whoopie Pie Contest - Ware Building Annex
    • Sheep & Shepherd Presentation - Sheep Tent
  • 5:00pm
    • The Fair Parade     – Throughout the grounds
    • Milking Demonstrations – Milking Parlor
  • 5:30pm
    • Horse Pulling - 3100 lbs, 12’ - Pulling Ring
    • Wild West Show – NCFCU Stage - Expo Plaza
    • Cooking Demonstrations with The Essex – Ware Building Annex
  • 6:00pm
    • Wild World of Animals – South End of the Ware Building   
    • West Texas Rattlesnake Show – Expo South
  • 6:30pm
    • Shearing Demonstration - Sheep Tent
    • Steve Baynor – Koffee Kup Stage – Adsit Mall
    • Cabot Ag Mound Demonstrations
  • 7:00pm
    • Mutts Gone Nuts – HP Hood Stage – Ag Mall
    • The Amazing Winns – East End of the Midway
    • The Burnett Scrap Metal Double Figure Eight Race in the Coca-Cola Grandstand - Click Here for Tickets & Info