2019 Acton Fair Starts August 22

The 2019 Acton Fair starts at 9:00 am Thursday, August 22, 2019 and concludes the following Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 6:00 pm. Admissions is $8.00 per adult while children under 12 are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $4.00 per day.

New this year is a gondola ferris wheel with a light and music show in the midway and all day Thursday, veterans may attend for half-price admission.

2019 Acton Fair Premium Book
2019 Acton Fair Premium Book

Previously at the Acton Fair

Acton Fair 2018 Grand Parade
2018 Acton Fair Grand Parade

2019 Acton Fair Highlights

  • An Acton Fair tradition, Miss Acton Fair, takes place Friday night on the Grandstand.
  • Saturday at noon there will be a slime booth for children of all ages with the Mad Scientist at the Entertainment Tent.
  • There will be an 8 foot by 12 foot paint-by-number scene where anyone, artist or not, may pick up a brush and participate.
  • The truck pull track has increased in length to allow drivers to push modified trucks harder to further test their skills.
  • Returning this year are Jose Duddy on Friday at 1:00 pm and Jonathan Sarty on Friday at 3:00 pm at the Music Pavilion.
  • Something Stupid plays Thursday at 8:00 pm and American Ride on Saturday at 8:00 pm on the Grand Stand.
  • Mike Peterson will host the increasingly popular 4th Annual Local Musicians Festival on Sunday.
Acton Fair Car Show 2018
Acton Fair Car Show 2018

2019 Acton Fair Schedule

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Veterans $4.00 all day with Military ID
Exhibition buildings open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • 9:00 AM Judging Show Oxen & Steers in pulling ring
  • 10:00 AM 4-H Beef Showmanship in livestock show ring
    • 4-H Market Steer Show following the 4-H Beef Showmanship
    • Beef Judging, 4-H & Open Classes following the 4-H Market Show
  • 10:00 – 2:00 PM Guild of Spinners & Weavers by museum building
  • 10:30 AM How to select a rabbit to show & general care of rabbits by rabbit barn
  • 12:00 PM Clipping Demonstration for dairy animals in dairy barn
  • 1:00 PM Farmer’s Exhibition-Oxen on Scoot, in pulling ring
    • Watermelon Carving Contest by Exhibition Hall
  • 1:30 PM Talk on care of Guinea Pigs
  • 3:30 PM 4-H Dog obedience clinic, in livestock show ring
    • Cruise’n Car Show, in horse show ring
  • 4:00 PM Midway Rides Open
  • 4:00 – 8:00 PM Farmer’s Lil’ Helper by flower building
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Milking demonstration in dairy barn
  • 6:30 PM Cruise’ n Car Show Awards
  • 7:00 PM Kid Farmer Olympics in livestock show ring
  • 8:00 PM Something Stupid on stage in front of the Grandstand
Pebble of Acton learning to milk a cow.
Pebble of Acton learning to milk a cow.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Senior Citizen’s Day – from opening until 4:00 PM
Exhibition Buildings open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • 9:00 AM 4-H Dairy Showmanship in livestock show ring
  • 9:30 AM Steer and Ox Pulling in pulling ring
  • 10:00 AM Dairy Judging, 4-H and open classes in livestock show ring
  • 12:30 PM Dairy Judging continued
  • 1:00 PM Ox Pulling continued
  • 2:00 PM Midway Rides Open
  • 3:00 PM Talk on Good Rabbit Nutrition in rabbit barn
  • 4:00 – 8:00 PM Farmer’s Lil’ Helper by flower building
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Milking demonstration in dairy barn
  • 5:00 PM 4-H Poultry Show, in livestock show ring
  • 5:00 – 9:00 PM Spinning demonstration in Rabbit barn
  • 7:00 PM 4-H Quiz Bowl in livestock show ring
  • 8:00 PM Selecting and Crowning of Miss Acton Fair
Shirley Sheesley of Shapleigh
Shirley Sheesley of Shapleigh

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Exhibition Buildings open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Gates will open early for Parade Participants

  • 9:00 AM Draft Horse, Pony, and Miniature Horse Exhibition in horse show ring
    • Rabbit Judging by rabbit barn
  • 9:30 AM Recognition of Agricultural Award winners of York County
  • 10:00 AM Grand Parade
  • 11:00 AM Women’s Skillet Throw on track by scales
    • Girls Youth Skillet Throw following Women’s Skillet Throw
  • 12:00 PM Horse Pulling following the parade in pulling ring
    • Midway Rides Open
  • 12:00 – 8:00 PM Farmer’s Lil’ Helper by flower building
  • 1:00 PM 4-H Goat Showmanship in livestock show ring
    • Judging 4-H Goats following showmanship classes
    • Judging 4-H and Open Sheep Classes following the Goat show
  • 3:00 PM Truck Pull behind rabbit barn by gate 3
  • 4:00 PM Milking Contest in dairy barn
  • 5:00 PM Frozen Tee Shirt Contest in livestock show ring
    • Truck Pull continued if entries permit
  • 7:00 PM 4-H Quiz Bowl Finals in livestock show ring
  • 7:30 PM Adult Farmers Olympics in livestock show ring
  • 8:00 PM American Pride on stage in front of Grandstand
Produce on display in the exhibit hall.
Produce on display in the exhibit hall.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Exhibition Buildings open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • 8:00 AM 4-H Rabbit Showmanship Clinic by rabbit barn
  • 8:30 AM Interdenominational Church Service in Entertainment Center
  • 9:00 AM ADGA Sanctioned Dairy Goat Show in livestock show ring
    • 4-H Members Rabbit Showmanship by rabbit barn
  • 9:15 AM Horse Show in horse show ring
  • 9:30 AM Antique Tractor Pull behind rabbit barn by gate 3
  • 11:00 AM Farmer’s Lawnmower Rodeo. Place to be announced
    • Pig Scramble for York County Residents Only in pulling ring
  • 12 Noon Pedal Tractor Pull in tent by rabbit barn
    • ADGA Sanctioned Dairy Goat Show continued
    • 4-H Rabbit show for York County Members Only by Rabbit Barn
  • 12:00 – 6:00 PM Farmer’s Lil’ Helper by flower building
    • Midway Rides Open

Locke Family Entertainment Center Schedule

Thursday, August 22, 2019

  • 12:00 pm Spoof Gambling Circus – plate spinning, juggling, vocals
  • 1:30 pm Judy Pancoast – children’s sing-along
  • 3:00 pm Spoof Gambling Circus – plate spinning, juggling, vocals
  • 4:30 pm Judy Pancoast – children’s sing-along

Friday, August 23, 2019

  • 12:00 pm JuJu Bee – Ventriloquist, juggling, balloons, magic
  • 1:30 pm Stan Jr. Variety Show – Tribute to Elvis
  • 3:00 pm JuJu Bee – Ventriloquist, juggling, balloons, magic
  • 4:30 pm Stan Jr. Variety Show – Tribute to Elvis

Saturday, August 24, 2019

  • 12:00 pm Mad Scientist and Slime Booth
  • 2:00 pm Dick Coffin – Impressionist, puppet show
  • 3:00 pm Pat Swan – Juggling, giant balloon characters
  • 4:00 pm Dick Coffin – Impressionist, puppet show
  • 5:00 pm Pat Swan – Juggling, giant balloon characters

Sunday, August 25, 2019

  • 12:00 pm Dylan Tenny – Magician
  • 1:30 pm Dylan Tenny – Magician

Music Pavilion Schedule

  • Thursday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band
  • Thursday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Generations Rock & Roll Band
  • Friday, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Jose Duddy
  • Friday, 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm Johnathan Sarty – White Mountain Music
  • Friday, 6:0 pm to 8:00 pm Pub Pirate
  • Saturday, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Nicole Knox Murphy
  • Saturday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Milltown Roadshow
  • Sunday – 4th Annual Local Bands Festival – Hosted by Mike Petersen

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