The Bangor State Fair returns this summer from August 3rd to 6th!
The Bangor State Fair is a recreational gathering of the population of the Greater Bangor Area and the entire state of Maine that lasts for 4 days at Bass Park – the land encompassing Cross Insurance Center. The Bangor State Fair typically draws between 40,000 and 50,000 people a year and dates back to 1849.
Events coming to the Bangor State Fair:
– Antique Car Show
– Demolition Derby
– Eating Competitions
– Jameson Rodgers
– Photography Competition
– Tractor and Truck Pulls
– More TBA!
A Bangor State Fair ticket will give you access to the events. Additional upgrades may be available.
August 3 – $10.00 per person
August 4 – $15.00 per person
August 5 – $12.00 per person
August 6 – $8.00 per person
*Ages 4 and under are FREE at the fair
For more information, please visit the Bangor State Fair website!
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 3|
|Truck Pulls||6:30 PM||Grandstands|
|FRIDAY, AUGUST 4|
|Jameson Rodgers||7:00 PM||Grandstands|
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 5|
|Demolition Derby||7:00 PM||Grandstands|
|SUNDAY, AUGUST 6|
|Tractor Pulls||5:30 PM||Grandstands|
Groups of 10 or more will receive admission and an unlimited mechanical ride bracelet for $20 per person when purchased in advance.
Contact Sam Spargo for group sales orders – (207) 561-8310 or Sam.Spargo@OakViewGroup.com.
One of the country’s oldest fairs, what’s now called the “Bangor State Fair” got its start in September 1849 when the Bangor Horticultural Society organized and held its first exhibition.
Other agricultural groups were hosting their own exhibitions around this time and eventually they came together, including the Maine State Agricultural Society, and held a single event.
In the 1880s, a group of Bangor businessmen formed an organization and changed the name of ‘Maplewood Park’, a popular harness racing spot, to the “Eastern Maine Fairgrounds”. One of those men, Joseph P. Bass owned the land. After Bass’s death, the grounds would be renamed “Bass Park” in his honor.
The ‘Eastern Maine Fair’ was held on the grounds in September, 1883—combining the elements of the exhibitions started by the Bangor Horticultural Society with new elements added by the Eastern Maine Fair organizers.
Over time, the name would change to the ‘Bangor State Fair’ and add many of the activities and events we celebrate now like carnival rides, musical performances, demolition derby, fabulous fair food and more!