Special Events

What would a fair be without a little friendly competition? At the Berlin Fair, contestants of all ages can draw on a wide range of talents (or those of their babies or pet frogs and turtles) in pursuit of first prize.

Baby Contest

Bring your baby to this competition to determine if you have the youngest, chubbiest, friendliest, or if your baby has the best smile. Prizes go to the following groups:
Class 1 (up to 1 year old)

  • Youngest
  • Chubbiest
  • Best Smile

Class 2 (up to 2 years old)

  • Friendliest
  • Chubbiest
  • Best Smile

Blueberry Pie Eating Contest

The blueberry pie eating contest is open to everyone aged 4 to 12. Winners are awarded in two groups, those aged 4-7 and those aged 8-12.

Children Tractor Pull

On the blacktop children can ride tractors around a course.

Frog Jump Contest

Bring your pet frog and see how far it can jump. Start training now to see how far your frog can go after three jumps. On Saturday children may bring their amphibious friends and on Sunday adults may bring theirs.
Prizes for the ADULT frog jumping contest (contestants 18 yrs. or older)

  • First Prize: $75.00
  • Second Prize: $50.00
  • Third Prize: $25.00

Marching Bands

The Berlin High School Band, Drill Team & Color Guard perform selections from their halftime show. While the McGee Middle School Spartan Marching Band performs some songs from their selections.

Nail Driving Contest

Can you hammer in two nails faster than your friends? Compete in this competition to show off your strength. Men and women compete in their own division.
Prizes are as follows:

  • First Prize: 20 lb. Turkey
  • Second Prize: 10 lb. Turkey
  • Third, Fourth, & Fifth Prizes: Stanley Hammers

Painted Pony Rodeo Bullriding, Barrel Racing, & Much More

Come watch three days of excitement as man takes on beast as bull riders take on some of the toughest bulls on earth. It is not only bull riding but much more stunts including barrel racing and a kids rodeo.

Quilting Demonstration

Learn the art of quilting. Demonstrator Debbie D’Angelo will be showing her skills and be glad to answer any questions.

Racing Pigs

Several times throughout the day you can watch pigs race through a course.

Turtle Race

Children may bring their turtles and race them against the others. The first turtle to the finish line wins!

Spinning Demonstration

Learn the basics of making yarn with a spinning wheel. There will be a variety of fibers to show how to go from plain undyed sheep wool, to commercially prepared and dyed wool. There will be samples of alpaca fiber, and yarn made from dog fur. This demonstration is presented by the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center. Demonstrators Anita Perez, Dorothy Murray, Marguerite Neely, Bob Brooks will be glad to answer any questions.

Eastern Action Sports Team BMx Bike Show

The Amazing Magic Show

Special Events