Come Compete at the Fair
- All entries must be in by deadlines described in each department’s information. Exhibitors can help us by having exhibits in early so when the public arrives Friday afternoon, the Fair is ready to go. Split shows are the exception. Entries will not be released until Monday, September 3rd.
- Parking for handicapped will be permitted at Gate B, E or F. In order to qualify, one must have a valid handicapped license plate or hangtag. Those desiring handicap parking should notify “parkers” upon arrival at the Fair. Enter from Route 2A (Gate F) and proceed to Gate H (Handicap).
- All cattle/sheep exhibitors camping by the red barn will be assessed $100 per camping unit for Fair week, or $15 per day, payable to Champlain Valley Exposition, to be collected by Camping Superintendent, Kim Rolfe. He can be reached at or 802-355-4572
General Public Camping:
- Contact the camping superintendents, Kim Rolfe at 802-355-4572, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each camper must purchase the appropriate ticket at a walk-through gate each day they want to enter the Fair.
- All individuals exhibiting at the Champlain Valley Fair will be reliable and responsible for any harm or damage caused by their exhibit including but not necessarily limited to such damage as may be caused by live stock, horses, 4-H, fruits and vegetables, flowers, home crafts and foods. The exhibitor will hold harmless the Champlain Valley Exposition for any claims made against it and will indemnify the Champlain Valley Exposition for any and all damages or costs that may be incurred as a result of any such claim.
Vouchers & Cash Prizes
- Paid out on-site will be cash premiums up to and including $200.00. Prize vouchers redeemable at cashiers office.
- Each year special emphasis is given to the agricultural exhibits. In the Dairy Department, we are having four state breed shows, Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire and Guernsey. These four divisions of the cattle show, in addition to Milking Shorthorn & Beef Shows, make the Champlain Valley Fair Cattle Exhibit one of the largest in New England. Fruits, Vegetables and Flower Exhibits will be located in the Expo North Building, as well as a Bonsai display.
- The Chittenden County Milk Producers will operate the milking parlor and sell ice cream as a special dairy promotion. Old McDonald’s Farm will focus attention on the full variety of agricultural components of the fair. On the Cabot Ag Mound, a daily schedule will vary to include dairy and dairy products, horses, flowers, llamas, sheep, rabbits, maple, beef, etc. The Culinary Department is in the Ware Building Annex.
- Agriculture is really our most important product and we want to make sure that our interest in other agricultural activities does not get neglected. Poultry, Horses, Sheep, Plants and Flowers, Maple and Honey are all important to the agricultural community and our support for their betterment will continue.
Cashier Office Hours
Located by the Vermont State Building
Friday, August 23rd: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday, August 24th- Sunday, September 1st: 9:00am-9:00pm
Monday, September 2nd: 9:00am – Noon
Tuesday, September 3rd: Closed
Blue Ribbon Pavilion Building
(Prizes for Home Crafts and Art)
Thursday, September 6th: 10:00am – 6:00pm
The Cashier’s Office will close daily for roughly an hour for shift change. Please check with the Superintendent for timing.