State & County Fairs

Here’s a list of the State and County Fairs. Please contact me if you find a better list so I can add it to what is already here. (e-mail:

Remember that most of these Fairs book 9-10 months in advance, so get started early. And I have to add a disclaimer: this list is not a recommendation of any particular fair. Not every fair is a good fit for every musician. Do your homework to find the best matches for your ministry. CLICK HERE to learn how to use this list to book your band at State and County Fairs.

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Alabama National Fair               Oct. 27 to Nov. 5, 2017

Alabama County Fairs

Alaska State Fair (Fairbanks)     Aug. 4-13, 2017

Alaska State Fair (Palmer)         Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, 2017

Alaska State Fair (Southeast)    July 26-29, 2018

Arkansas State Fair                  Oct. 12-22, 2017

Arkansas County Fairs

Arizona State Fair                    Oct. 6-29, 2017

Arizona County Fairs

California State Fair                 July 13-29, 2018

California County Fairs

Colorado State Fair                  Aug. 24 to Sept. 3, 2018

Colorado County Fairs

Connecticut County Fairs

Delaware State Fair                 July 19-28, 2018

Florida State Fair                     Feb. 8-19, 2018

Florida County Fairs

Georgia State Fair                    Sept. 29 – Oct. 8, 2017

Georgia County Fairs

Hawaii State Fair                     May 27 to June 26 2017

Idaho State Fair (Eastern)        Aug. 31-Sept. 8, 2018

Idaho State Fair (Western)       Aug. 17-26, 2018

More Idaho Fairs

Illinois State Fair                     Aug. 9-19, 2018

Illinois County Fairs

Indiana State Fair                   Aug. 3-19, 2018

Indiana County Fairs

Iowa State Fair                      Aug. 9-19, 2018

Iowa County Fairs

Kansas State Fair                   Sept. 7-16, 2018

Kansas County Fairs

Kentucky State Fair                Aug. 16-26, 2018

Kentucky County Fairs

State Fair of Louisiana           Oct. 26 to Nov. 12, 2017

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair    Oct. 26 to Nov. 5, 2017

Louisiana County Fairs

Maine State Fair                    July 28 to Aug. 6, 2017

Maine County Fairs

Maryland State Fair                Aug. 23 to Sept. 3, 2018

Maryland County Fairs

Massachusetts State Fair (The Big E)   Sept. 14-30, 2018

Massachusetts County Fairs

Michigan State Fair                Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2018

Michigan County Fairs

Minnesota State Fair              Aug. 23 to Sept. 3, 2018

Minnesota County Fairs

Mississippi State Fair also on Facebook    Oct. 4 to Oct. 15, 2017

Mississippi County Fairs

Missouri State Fair                 Aug. 9-19, 2018

Missouri County Fairs

Montana State Fair                July 27 to Aug. 4, 2018

Montana County Fairs

Nebraska State Fair               Aug. 24 to Sept. 3, 2018

Nebraska County Fairs

Nevada State Fair                 June 8-11, 2017

Nevada County Fairs

New England State and County Fairs

New Hampshire Fair Listings

New Jersey State Fair            Aug. 4-13, 2017

New Jersey County Fairs

New Mexico State Fair           Sept. 6-16, 2018

New Mexico County Fairs

New York State Fair              Aug. 22 to Sept. 3, 2018

New York County Fairs

North Carolina State Fair        Oct. 12-22, 2017

North Carolina County Fairs

North Dakota State Fair         Jul. 20-28, 2018

North Dakota County Fairs

Ohio State Fair                     July 25 to Aug. 5, 2018

Ohio County Fairs

Oklahoma State Fair              Sept. 13-23, 2018

Oklahoma County Fairs

Oregon State Fair                 Aug. 24 to Sept. 3, 2018

Oregon County Fairs

Pennsylvania County Fairs

Rhode Island State Fair          Aug. 15-19, 2018

South Carolina State Fair        Oct. 11-22, 2017

South Carolina County Fairs

South Dakota State Fair         Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2018

South Dakota County Fairs

Tennessee State Fair             Sept. 7-16, 2018

Tennessee County Fairs

Texas State Fair                   Sept. 29 to Oct. 22, 2017

Texas State Fair (Northern)    Aug. 18-26, 2017

Texas County Fairs

Utah State Fair                     Sept. 6-16, 2018

Utah County Fairs

Vermont State Fair                Aug. 15-19, 2017

Vermont County Fairs

Virginia State Fair                 Sept. 28 to Oct. 7, 2018

Virginia County Fairs

Washington State Fair (Evergreen)  Aug. 23 to Sept. 3, 2018

Washington State Fair (Central)  Aug. 31 to Sept. 23, 2018 (closed Tuesdays and Wednesday 9-5)

Washington County Fairs

West Virginia State Fair           Aug. 9-18, 2018

West Virginia County Fairs

Wisconsin State Fair               Aug. 3-13, 2017

Wisconsin County Fairs

Wyoming State Fair                Aug. 12-19, 2017

Wyoming County Fairs


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