The 2012 Guilford Fair has something for everyone: live bands and musical artists, circus animals, trapeze acts, equestrian acrobatics, an Elvis impersonator, tractor pulls, a children’s zoo, juggling acts, games and rides, food, contests and much, much more. The 153th Annual Fair will be held the weekend of Sept. 21-23 at the fairgrounds at the corner of Lover’s Lane and Stone House Lane in Guilford.
First Class Entertainment Every Day
Love and Theft, an Academy of Country Music nominated duo of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson will be performing Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8pm. Their hits include songs such as “She’s Amazing,” “Amen,” and “Angel Eyes.” Their music has been compared to the likes of Roy Orbison, Eagles and Elvis Presley.
The Flying Wallendas will perform their death-defying acrobatic and tight-rope thrill shows again this year. Since 1922, this family has been performing breathtaking acts all over the world. Starting in Germany in 1905, the Great Wallendas were headliners with the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus during much of the 1930s and 1940s. Now the grandchildren perform the same acts for new audiences. This is a show not to be missed!
The Truck Stop Troubadours is a Massachusetts-based band who will entertain fair-goers with their versions of classic outlaw country sound, Rockabilly and Americana tunes.
Hilby-Skinny Juggling German Boy is a hilarious act not to be missed. The once boy (now an adult) performs a one-man show of juggling, balancing stunts, ropewalking, unicycling and so much more. He’s known for getting his audience involved in his stunts so be aware!
Other attractions include animals, large equipment pulls and so much more. Don’t forget to allow plenty of time to visit all the barnyard animals at their special exhibit. Winning apples pies, crafts, jams and jellies will be on display, too. An ox and horse pull and antique tractor pull will delight all ages, and don’t forget the food court, games, and amusement park rides.
Dates and Times The Guilford Fair will be held Friday, Sept. 21 from 1pm – 11pm; Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9am – 11pm; and Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9am – 7pm.
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for children ages 6-11; and free for children 5 years old and under. There is a special three-day discount pass available for $25.
Parking at the fairgrounds is $5 per vehicle. There will be free off-site shuttle buses available at Exit 57 off I-95 all three days of the fair.