This Hebron Harvest Fairgrounds is the official site of the Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival, Inc. This annual bluegrass festival is held the second full weekend of August in Hebron, CT. It features local, regional and national bluegrass, bringing together the finest in bluegrass music each year. See what people are saying about Podunk. New this […]Read More
With a good ol’ country theme – Barn in the USA – this year’s Hebron Harvest Fair will be the best yet! Four fun-filled days and nights with entertainment, activities and attractions for everyone. Advance discount tickets available online and at Ted’s IGA in Hebron through September 3rd.Read More
Live music will rock the 2014 Hebron Harvest Fair with a variety of concerts scheduled performances on all four days. All acts free with general fair admission! See Rodney Atkins on the Lions Stage Sunday, Sept. 7th.Read More
Get ready for thrills in the Reed Arena Mechanical Pull Ring! Witness the World’s Largest Demolition Derby, Championship Double Figure 8 Racing® and Demolition Derby. See raw power with Connecticut State Tractor Pullers, Massachusetts Truck Pullers, Mass Mini Tractor Pullers and New York Tractor Pullers. Watch the speed and agility of American Mower Racing.Read More
2nd Annual Country Music ShowdownSponsored by The Farmer’s Cow Six area amateur bands will battle for the title of “Best Country Band in New England” as well as cash prizes. Sponsored by The Farmer’s Cow, this is a toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’ hoedown. Starting at 10am Saturday September 6th, each band will have 30 minutes to show […]Read More
See trained teams of draft horses, oxen, steer and ponies give it their all in our Animal Pull Ring. *Both classes of mini’s will pull together. Image Gallery – Oxen Pull Image Gallery – Horse PullRead More
There’s a cornucopia of fun at the Hebron Harvest Fair with lots of free activities for kids and families. Located near the Farm Display Building. Visit the animals in the petting zoo. Watch high-flying fun with Dock Dogs. Sing along with Vic’s & Sticks and the Melody Farm Folies. Explore Old McDonalds Farm Tent and […]Read More
The Hebron Harvest Fair is proud to announce that Reithoffer Shows will be returning in 2014 as our Midway/Carnival.Read More
Artisans from around the state and beyond showcase their talents and sell their wares in our Craft and Artisans Tents. From delicate one-of-a-kind jewelry and handmade quilts to mouth watering pies and baked goods to stunning photography and floral arrangements, and more!Read More
From a small district fair that ran for three days in 1971 and drew a few thousand people on the donated grounds on Wall Street in Hebron, a giant has grown. The detailed history of how it happened has been told many times, so let’s take a look at what it has become in 40 years. The Hebron Harvest Fair originated as a small indoor fair at a local school and was run by the Recreation Council of Hebron.
The Council asked the newly formed Hebron Lions Club to assume sponsorship and operation of the Fair in 1971. The Fair was held on a lot on Wall Street across from RHAM High School. The first Hebron Harvest Fair was well attended and the Fair was registered with the Association of Connecticut Fairs, for the first two years as a district fair, then as a major fair in Connecticut. In 1972, the Hebron Lions Club purchased 84 acres of land on Route 85 in Hebron, known presently as the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds. That year enough land was cleared to put on the 1972 Hebron Harvest Fair. Since that day most of the land at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds has been cleared for the expansion of the Fair. Every year the attendance grew and so did the Fair. Additional 16 acres of land were purchased as the fair steadily grew. Various buildings were built to accommodate the growth of the fair such as; Antiques Building, Arts and Crafts Building, Better Living Building, Department of Environmental Protection Building, and other buildings and animal barns were built as needed.
As the fairgrounds were developed heavy equipment such as a backhoe, loader, skid steer and trucks were purchased. Some equipment was donated by various businesses in Connecticut to expand and maintain the fairgrounds. Currently the fairgrounds is upgraded and maintained on a year round basis by volunteers from the Hebron Lions Club, Hebron Leos Club and many volunteers from the community.