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GROUNDS
ENTERTAINMENT

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ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

AROUND THE GROUNDS

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WADE SHOWS
MIDWAY CARNIVAL

 

Rides, Games, and Prizes oh my!

Come enjoy the Wade Shows Carnival, try your luck at the carnival games or enjoy the assortment of kiddie rides, thrill rides, family rides and spectacular rides! For more information and to purchase wristbands check out the carnival page! CLICK HERE

Hours of Operation

July 20: 5PM to 11PM

July 21 - 29: 1PM to 11PM

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HOLLYWOOD RACING PIGS
 

DAILY RACES ON ARENA AVENUE

 

Don't miss a Fair fan favorite attraction here at the Delaware State Fair; The Hollywood Racing Pigs! 3 races, 5 little piggies racing for prizes, and pig rooters picked from the audience! It's a fun filled show you don't want to miss!

Showtimes

July 20 - 29: 2PM, 4PM & 7:30PM

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PUBLIC SAFETY CORNER:
A Salute to Emergency Services

See ambulances, firetrucks and more on display to honor the dedication of various Delaware emergency service organizations.

Hours of Operation

July 20 - 29: 12PM to 8PM

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NIGHTLY DELAWARE STATE
FAIR PARADE

 

Grab your spot along the parade route to enjoy the Delaware State Fair nightly parade. The parade features floats, marching bands, antique tractors and more!

EVERY NIGHT AT 7PM

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CAROUSEL ORGAN
 

You can listen to the timeless music of the Carousel Organ as you walk through the front gate! This grand organ comprises some of the most colorful automatic musical instruments ever made!

 

Hours of Operation

July 20: 12PM - 10PM

July 21 - 29: 9AM - 10PM

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47 ABC LIVE BROADCAST

DAILY IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
You can be part of 47 ABC Live Broadcast! Join this fun and lively crew for a fair broadcast, followed by a nightly game of Family Feud!

Showtimes

Monday - Friday at 5:30PM

Saturday & Sunday at 6PM

SPONSOR COURT

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ARCY
 

New this year to the fair is ARCY, known for his paint splashed style of large scale street art. You can see ARCY in the Sponsor Court as he paints a Delaware State Fair mural throughout the 10 days!

Showtimes

July 20 - 29: 1PM - 7PM

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CIRCUS HOLLYWOOD
 

The Circus Hollywood is back again for another year. Full of family entertainment, the circus includes acrobats, animals, stunts, clowns and more! All in an open-air environment!

Showtimes

July 20 - 29:  5PM & 8:30PM

Additional 12PM shows:

July 21, 22, 23, 25, 28 & 29

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CAMEL SHOW
 

Come see the camels up close as they perform in Circus Hollywood’s Camel Show! This show is both fun and informative, you’ll learn all about these interesting creatures with their trainer!

Showtimes

July 20 - 29: 3PM & 6:30PM

ROAMING ACTS

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TREVOR & LORENA BARREL O'FUN
 

Trevor and Lorena will be moseying through the fair with their Barrel O’ Fun! You'll notice this roaming comedy act when you hear the old time saloon music, and when you do be ready for a barrel of laughs!

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THE FRITTERS
 

The Fritters are returning! Be on the lookout for one of the Fritters as the roam the fairgrounds looking to entertain crowds of all sizes. They are ready for lots of pictures and lots of laughs! The fritters roam periodically starting at 4PM!

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CHICKEN RIDER
 

Sheriff Fowler’s giant chicken has flown the coop and is headed to the fair! Introducing another new roaming act ‘The Chicken Rider’! They will be riding through the fairgrounds periodically after 4!

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MYTHI CREATURES
 

Something or some things of Legend are going to be appearing at this year's Delaware State Fair.  Imagine the magic moment when you get to meet a Mythical Creature face to face for the first time. The Dragon Tamer looks forward to assisting everyone in getting the perfect picture with a Dragon at the Fair!  

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ROLLO
 

Joining us for his first time this year, Rollo! Rollo stands at 10 foot tall! He's here to talk, laugh, dance, take pictures and have fun! You can find Rollo strolling the grounds periodically after 4:30!

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ROBOT RANGERS
 

Making their first appearance at the Delaware State Fair it's The Robot Rangers! These  Energetic Robots will be strolling through the fairgrounds with  hardy high-fives and witty conversation. You can find them roaming the fairgrounds periodically after 4:30!

HERTRICH PLAZA
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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BRITISH INVASION

The British Invasion Experience performs a wide range of songs; from The Beatles to The Who, to The Hollies to Led Zeppelin, spanning the British Invasion era and beyond. Delivering audiences with an unforgettable, electrifying, and exciting experience by taking a trip down memory lane; with a musical journey that leaves the audience wanting more!

Showtimes

July 25 - 29: 7PM & 9PM

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TREVOR & LORENA MAGIC SHOW

Trevor and Lorena take their audiences on a roller coaster of comedy and magic. Packed with cutting edge illusions, amazing sleight of hand effects and lots of audience participation! Fun for all ages!

Showtimes

July 20 - 29: 6PM & 8PM

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ROCKLAND ROAD

Rockland Road is six musicians who share the last name Martin—representing four generations of musical heritage—all vocalists who among them play 23 different instruments. It is a powerhouse group featuring soulful vocals and music for every generation!

Showtimes

July 20 - 24: 7PM & 9PM

BUILDING ENTERTAINMENT

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AG COMMODITIES BUILDING

Visit the Delaware Department of Agriculture's Commodities Building and see the products and programs Delaware Agriculture has to offer!

Hours of Operation

July 20: 12PM - 8PM

July 21 - 29: 10AM - 8PM

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DNREC BUILDING

Come visit the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control where you can discover the science behind the work DNREC does to protect the environment and Delaware’s natural resources.

Hours of Operation

July 20 - 29: 12PM - 8PM

July 25: 10AM - 8PM

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4-H/FFA BUILDING

Stop on into the Centre for a nice blast of air conditioning. While you're there be sure to take a look at all of the exhibits entered by local 4-H and FFA members throughout the State of Delaware!

Hours of Operation

July 20: 5PM - 9PM

July 21 - 29: 9AM - 9PM

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DOVER BUILDING

Exhibits in the Dover Building open for the public to view.  Departments in this building include Arts & Crafts, Children's, Culinary, Farm, Fruit & Apiary, Flowers, Garden Vegetable, and Needlework. 

Hours of Operation

July 20: 12PM - 9PM

July 21 - 29: 9AM - 9PM

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DELAWARE BUILDING

Exhibits in the Delaware Building are open for the public to view. A great place for the family to come check out all that the First State has to offer. Presented by the University of Delaware.

Hours of Operation

July 20 - 29: 12PM - 8PM

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EXHIBIT HALL

Visit the Exhibit Hall for a nice blast of air conditioning while also shopping! Here you can see many of our Delaware State Fair Sponsors and check out certain vendors.

Hours:

July 20: 12PM - 10PM

July 21 - 29: 11AM - 10PM

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MARKETPLACE TENT

Shop until your heart is content at the largest retail collaboration in the area! This air conditioned building consists of a wide variety of vendors for all to enjoy.

Hours of Operation

July 20: 12PM - 11PM

July 21 - 29: 11AM - 11PM

SPECIAL EVENTS

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HORSE PULL

Friday, July 21
6PM - 8PM

Quillen Arena

Mark your calendars for the Horse Pull Contest, in memory of Billy Ray Collison. Come see the incredible strength of these horses as they pull weight up to 3,420 pounds or more!

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DELAWARE STATE DUCK & GOOSE CALLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, July 22
10:00AM - 4PM

Hertrich Plaza

Callers are invited to compete in the Delaware State Duck and Goose Calling Championship sponsored by DNREC in conjunction with Delaware Ducks Unlimited in junior and senior levels! There will also be a duck and goose senior level contest to name the Delaware State Champions. Registration begins at 9AM!

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ANTIQUE MACHINERY
SHOWCASE

Saturday, July 22
10AM - 5PM

Quillen Arena

Travel back in time as we re-visit the history of agriculture in Delaware. This event will feature antiques dating back to the early 1900s (some before). With antique tractors, broom makers, craftsmen and more, the Antique Machinery Showcase will give fairgoers a glimpse into the past and celebrate the growth of agriculture and the Fair. Presented by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. 

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CHICKIN PICKIN

Sunday, July 23
3PM - 4PM

Hertrich Plaza

It’s the battle of the quickest hands. Come
see the contestants face off to see who
can pick and shred the most off a cooked
chicken! Presented by Mountaire Farms.

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KIDS' FAIR

Tuesday, July 25
Hertrich Plaza

Come join us for an exciting day of fun! We’ve got new things happening on Kids’ Day, so come see what activities we have in store, there is plenty to enjoy on this day!

• Free Admission to youth 12 and under
Kids' Day Activities:

• Story Time (Live Book Readings)

    - First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney (10AM)

    - Dr. Cora Scott (11AM)

    - Dr. Mark Holodick (12PM)

• DJ's Big Backyard LIVE (3PM) 

• Character Meet & Greet (5PM)

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LIVESTOCK
EXTRAVAGANZA

Tuesday, July 25
7PM - 10PM

Quillen Arena

Watch some of Delaware’s Youth as they exhibit the combination of hard work and determination that it takes to raise the best animals in Delaware. Grand and Reserve Champion market hogs, lambs, goats and steer will be selected, as well as the Overall Grand Champion Showman.

Presented by Corteva Agriscience, Horizon Farm Credit and Delaware Department of Agriculture.

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PIG KISSIN'

Thursday, July 27
3PM - 5PM

Hertrich Plaza

Contestants try to raise the most money for the Junior Exhibitor Scholarship. Watch them compete in a variety of fun competitions and a chance to kiss the pig!

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JR LIVESTOCK AUCTION

Thursday, July 27
6:30PM - 10PM

Kent Building

Public sale of the Grand and Reserve Champion animals and other top placed livestock from the past week. The Junior Livestock Auction showcases agribusiness education for young livestock owners who selected, purchased and raised some of Delaware’s finest animals. Presented by

Corteva Agriscience and Horizon Farm Credit.

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GOVERNOR'S DAY
CEREMONY

Thursday, July 27
Hertrich Plaza

Governor John Carney spends Thursday at the Fair, checking out exhibits, presenting awards and celebrating all that Delaware has to offer. Join us for his Governors Day Awards Ceremony.

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ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL

Saturday, July 29
9AM - 4PM

Quillen Arena

Don’t miss the Antique Tractor Pull! All Tractors in their respective classes pull a set of weight in the drag (sled). The winner is the one who can pull the drag the furthest. Join us for this traditional competition at the Delaware State Fair!

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NANTICOKE INDIAN
DANCE TROUPE

Saturday, July 29
4PM - 5PM

Grove Picnic Area

The Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe will share their Native American Culture and History through dance, music and storytelling!

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