GROUNDS
ENTERTAINMENT

Delaware State Fair

"Your Passport to Summer Fun""

AROUND THE GROUNDS

CIRCUS HOLLYWOOD
 

The Circus Hollywood is back again for another year. Full of family entertainment, the circus includes acrobats, animals, stunts, clowns, all in an open-air environment! Presented by Discover Bank

Showtimes:

July 22- 31: 5PM & 8:30PM

Additional 12PM show:

July 24, 25, 27, 30, & 31

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!

PREHISTORIC DINOSAUR ADVENTURES

You don't want to miss the Dinosaur Museum, learn about fossils in a hands on experience! Also get a chance to with Dino handler “Dr. Jack Cage" and his friend "Buster" the T-Rex!

 

Museum Opens at July 22 - 31: 12PM

T-Rex Meet & Greet 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 5:30PM, 7PM 

DISC-CONNECTED K-9S
 

With over 10,000 shows to their name, these dogs know how to entertain! Full of music and special routines, smiles are guaranteed!

Come watch these adorable pups as they perform tricks and catch discs, they're here to impress! 

 

Showtimes:

July 22 - 31: 1:30PM, 4PM, & 7:PM

Additional 11AM show added: July 24, 25, 27, & 31

ROBERTO THE
MAGNIFICENT

One of the nation’s most unique variety acts, filled with comedy and unbelievable stunts! Don’t miss Roberto the Magnificent as he roams the fairgrounds to meet, greet, and entertain!

GIRAFFIC MENAGERIE
 

We are so excited to Welcome back Twiggs and his friends at the Giraffic Menagerie. Come feed Twiggs and the rest of his companions during  your visit to the Fair!

 

Hours:

July 22: 12PM - 11PM

July 23 - 31: 11AM - 9PM

TOUCH A TRUCK

Don’t miss out on Touch a Truck! Kids of all ages are encouraged to explore the world of giant
trucks, specialty vehicles, and construction equipment!

 

Hours:

July 22: 12PM - 8PM

July 23 - 31: 12PM - 8PM

CAROUSEL ORGAN

Come check out the recreated Carousal Organ still playing timeless carnival music.

 

Hours:

July 22: 12PM - 10PM

July 23 - 31: 9AM - 10PM

HOLLYWOOD RACING PIGS

On your mark! Get set! Go! 
Watch the little piggies race for a prize and have fun cheering on your favorite pig! Presented by Del-One Federal Credit Union.

 

Races Times:

July 22 - 31: 2PM, 4PM & 7:30PM 

CAMEL SHOW

Come see the camels up close as they perform in Circus Hollywood’s Camel Show!

Showtimes:

 

July 22- 31: 3PM & 6:30PM

HERTRICH PLAZA
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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ADAM CALVERT

Ohio native, singer songwriter Adam Calvert is an up and coming independent country artist making a name for himself in the country music scene. Adam was nominated on MTV's hit musical reality show, "Taking The Stage". And we're excited to see him take the stage here at the Delaware State Fair! Don't miss Adam Calvert in the Hertrich Plaza!

 

Showtimes:

July 22- 31: 6PM & 8PM

VOCAL TRASH

They're back with an even more entertaining show bringing their unique brand of intense percussion with acapella-style vocals. Described as "music with a message", this green minded ensemble delights audiences, on a pursuit to bring people together using the universal language of song and dance! Don't miss Vocal Trash!

 

Showtimes:

July 22 - 31: 7PM & 9PM

BUILDING ENTERTAINMENT

AG COMMODITIES BUILDING
(Delaware Department of Agriculture)

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

Hours:

July 22: 12PM - 8PM

July 23 - 31: 10AM - 8PM

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:

July 22: 12PM - 8PM

July 23 - 31: 10AM - 8PM

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:

July 22: 12PM - 9PM

July 23 - 31: 9AM - 9PM

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:

July 22: 12PM - 9PM

July 23 - 31: 9AM - 9PM

DELMARVA BUILDING
(Poultry Barn)

In this building one can find the famous Baby Chick Display, along with rabbits and other poultry that are shown throughout the fair.

Hours:

July 22: 12PM - 9PM

July 23 - 31: 11AM - 9PM

DELAWARE BUILDING
Presented by the University of Delaware

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:

July 22 - 31: 12PM - 8PM

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:

July 22: 12PM - 11PM

July 23 - 31: 11AM - 11PM

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 22: 12PM - 10PM

July 23 - 31: 11AM - 10PM

SPECIAL EVENTS

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ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOWCASE
Presented by the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

Saturday, July 24th @ 10AM
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'
Presented by Mountaire Farms.

Saturday, July 31 @ 3PM
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' HEALTH FAIR

Tuesday, July 27th @ 9AM
Hertrich Plaza

Sussex County Health Coalition is
returning to the Delaware State Fair!
Check out the multiple booths set up
with fun and educational activities for
kids, as well as healthy living tips for the
whole family!

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ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL

Saturday, July 31 @ 9AM

Don’t miss the Antique Tractor Pull! All tractors in their respective classes pull a set 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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PIG KISSIN'

Thursday, July 29th @ 3PM
Hertrich Plaza

Contestants try to raise the most money for the Junior Exhibitor Scholarship and a chance to kiss the pig!