Delaware Public Media

More flock to Delaware State Fair this year

Aug 2, 2017

Attendance was up 10 percent at the Delaware State Fair this year.

287,632 people packed into the fairgrounds in Harrington during the fair’s 10 day run.

According to officials, that’s a big rebound over last year when dangerously hot weather kept attendance down.

Last year, we had 7 days of excessive heat. This year was kind of a mixture - it started off a little warm and we were fortunate enough with 4-5 days of  great, cooperative weather," said Danny Aguilar, marketing director for the Delaware State Fair.


For the second straight year the fair kicked off with a country concert the night before doors officially opened.

In addition to rides and games, livestock competitions dominated the events this year with more than 3 thousand goats, pigs, sheep, horses, camels and a pair of giraffes gracing the fairgrounds.

Next year’s dates have already been announced. The fair will run from Thursday July 29 - Saturday July 28, 2018.