Ventriloquist Darci Lynne to play Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Darci Lynne Farmer, who won NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2017 for her singing ventriloquism, will be perform with her puppets at the M&T Bank Grandstand at the Delaware State Fair on July 24. The Delaware State Fair announced the first installment of the concert lineup on Wednesday. The fair’s centennial celebration is […]

State fair final day draws record crowd: Total attendance 2 percent above last year

DOVER — The 99th Delaware State Fair — which wrapped up last Saturday — both increased its total attendance from last year and broke its record for highest single day attendance, according to fair management. This while suffering both oppressive heat and intermittently heavy rain. “Weather certainly was a challenge this year,” said state fair […]

State Fair ends with a bang

HARRINGTON — The 99th annual Delaware State Fair wasn’t a place that Joseph Smith expected to be this past week. However, he said he wouldn’t trade his 10 days spent at the Delaware State Fairgrounds for anything after he kept guard at the gate at the entrance to The Roost Beer and Wine Garden throughout […]

Volunteers work behind the scenes at the state fair

HARRINGTON – Visitors to the Delaware State Fair strolling the carnival grounds, listening to entertainment and touring the barns may have no idea of the work going on behind the scenes. But inside the Exhibit Hall on the fairgrounds, there is a team of volunteers helping to keep other key participants happy. Many hands are […]

BEST BETS: Redhead Express pull into Delaware State Fair

A gamble more than 10 years ago has paid off handsomely for the Walker family of Palmer, Alaska. On Thanksgiving Day 2007, Kendra, LaRae, Alisa and Meghan, who ranged in age from 17 to 11, along with their three brothers and parents, left home in a new RV and trailer in search of a musical […]

DSBF finals highlight Governor’s Day races at state fair

HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway’s richest program of the season, the annual Governor’s Day program at the Delaware State Fair, was contested Thursday, highlighted by four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for 3-year-olds as well, three of which were won by driver Russell Fos-ter, and program fixtures like the $40,000 Governor’s Cup for older horses. […]

Goat milking contest attracts the cream of competitors at state fair

HARRINGTON — One of the Delaware State Fair’s many livestock competitions is the furnishing of dairy goats. This intense, speed-induced event is for those of all ages from 5 years old to adults. The competition took place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the New Castle Building. Right behind the goat pens, many were released as […]

11-race program on tap for Governor’s Day Thursday at fair

HARRINGTON — The richest program of the season at Harrington Raceway is set for Thursday during the Delaware State Fair as the annual Governor’s Day program will be contested with an 11-race program (7 p.m. post time). More than $550,000 in total purses will be at stake on the program, with the majority being dispersed […]

State Fair puts focus on youngsters

HARRINGTON — A day free of admission for kids 12 years old and younger was full of educational and enjoyable events held specifically for the younger portion of Delaware’s fairgoers on Tuesday. The Delaware State Fair is known for its multiple agriculturally educational programs and tents, however today was dedicated to the healthy food that […]

Bees play important role in Delaware agriculture

HARRINGTON — As a hard rain pounded the Department of Agriculture building’s roof late Monday morning Kayla Fusselman anticipated State Fair goers seeking shelter inside. The 2018 American Honey Queen was ready to start a conversation about honey and bees with anyone with a few minutes to spare. She’s passionate about bees and is spending […]