Delaware State Fair
The Delaware State Fair is the annual state fair
State fair
A state fair is a competitive and recreational gathering of a U.S. state's population. It is a larger version of a county fair, often including only exhibits or competitors that have won in their categories at the more-local county fairs....

 for the state of Delaware
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. It is held in Harrington
Harrington, Delaware
Harrington is a city in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. Harrington hosts the annual Delaware State Fair each July...

. The fair is a ten-day event at the end of July.


The first fair was held in 1920 and was known as the Kent
Kent County, Delaware
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 and Sussex County
Sussex County, Delaware
Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Delaware. As of 2010 the population was 197,145, an increase of 25.9% over the previous decade. The county seat is Georgetown. The Seaford Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sussex County.Sussex County is...

 Fair. It lasted four days and was held on 30 acres (121,405.8 m²). Today the fairgrounds encompass over 300 acres (1.2 km²) and feature concerts, wrestling, rodeo, races, agricultural exhibits, slot machines, a midway, and other typical stair fair demonstrations and events.


The Delaware State Fair has long been a center for regional entertainment, drawing in crowds from the rest of the state, Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

, New Jersey
New Jersey
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, and Maryland
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. It is one of few local concert venues, so has been able to attract many popular acts to Delmarva, among them:
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  • Hank Williams Jr.
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Winter Season

During the winter season the Centre Ice Rink
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The Centre Ice Rink is a 49,000 sq. ft. facility built in 2002 that is based in Harrington, Delaware that hosts activities like Ice Hockey, Figure Skating and Public skating in the Winter...

 located on the fair grounds hosts public skating and Ice hockey
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