January 15, 2019

Last Chance to Enjoy All The Fun of the Hamburg Fair Today

The ferris wheel at Hamburg Fair is always a popular attraction.

Milestone Midway Carnival rides, animal exhibits, food concessions, pony rides, oxen-pull, crafts, kids games and top local musicians are among the favorite attractions for visitors attending the annual Hamburg Fair, now celebrating their 117th year.

Hosted by The Lyme Grange, the fair takes place rain or shine Friday, Aug. 17, 5 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1 Sterling City Rd, Lyme, (located at the intersection of Rte. 156 and across from Reynolds’ Subaru.)

General admission to the fair is $7 per person, kids up to age 12 are free.   Senior Citizens and Active Service men and women $5/person (ID required).  Tickets are available for purchase at the entrance and $5 parking is offered on and nearby the site.

The three-day, family-friendly fair showcases many agricultural fair traditions including entries and exhibits for farm, animal, crafts, fruits, vegetables and more.  The intimate size of the fair makes for easy navigation, parking and crowd control.

Young fair-goers will enjoy kids games offered on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will include a watermelon eating contest, face painting, three-legged race and contests with prizes.  Visitors are invited to watch the traditional pony and horse pulls on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and oxen pull on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Free on-stage music talent and entertainment is a growing Hamburg Fair highlight.  From country to pop, fiddlers to funk, there is something for everyone who enjoys live music.  The fair kicks off Friday evening music with performances in the amphitheater from country music favorites Katie Perkins and Branded.

See many local young artists hosted by Music Now and Nightingale’s Showcase on Saturday afternoon including; Conn3cted, Sophie Spaner, Forever Fool and Letterhead.  Saturday evening features local headliners Dizzy River Band followed by 60’s Explosion.  Sunday afternoon concludes with the tradition of bluegrass and fiddling by Longmeadow, Five in the Chamber and the Old Tyme Fiddlers.

The full music entertainment line-up is as follows:


  • 6:00-8:00pm: Katie Perkins
  • 8:30-10:30pm: Branded


  • 1:00pm -5:45pm: Music Now/Nightingale’s Showcase – Up and coming local talent
  • 1:00-1:10pm: Caleb “Reno” Haylon
  • 1:15-1:35pm: Emily May
  • 1:40- 2:00pm: Galen Donovan
  • 2:05-2:30pm: Cici Klimaszewski
  • 2:35-3:00pm: Chris Gregor
  • 3:05-3:30pm: Sophie Spaner
  • 3:35-4:10pm: Forever Fool
  • 4:15-4:55pm: Letterhead
  • 5:00-5:45pm: Conn3cted
  • 6:00-8:00pm: Dizzy River Band
  • 8:30- 10:30pm: 60’s Explosion


  • 12:00-1:30pm: Longmeadow
  • 1:45-3:00pm: Five in the Chamber
  • 3:00-6:00pm: The Old Tyme Fiddlers

Each year the Hamburg Fair honors a cherished community member.  The 117th Hamburg Fair is dedicated in memory of Jack Tiffany, who passed away in January after battling many health problems. He proudly lived in Lyme his whole life, and made it his mission to improve the farm and make Lyme a great place to live.

Highlighted Sponsors of the Hamburg Fair include Reynolds’ Subaru, Hamilton Point Investments, GeoMatrix, Essex Savings Bank, Connected Systems, Guilford Savings Bank, Bogaert Construction, Middlesex Hospital, Lyme Public Hall Association, Wind River Environmental, Maddy Mattson Coldwell Banker, Block Design Build, Sapia Builders, Ring’s End, New England Power Equipment and Tiffany Built.

Visit www.hamburgfair.org for fair schedule, exhibit entry, and more information.  The 117th Hamburg Fair is hosted by Lyme Grange #147 and organized by many local volunteers to build community relationships and create lasting family memories.  Money raised from the event proceeds are used to fund the Grange Association, Lyme Fire Association and Lyme Ambulance Association.


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