Nothing helps you get acquainted with a state quite like heading to the fair. You can find the agriculture, crafts, art, livestock, and activities that make that state unique, all in one place. Of course, along with showcasing the state’s bounty, the fair is home to rides, carnival games, concerts, and more. The Delaware State Fair shares all these and more with those who attend.
The Delaware State Fair offers a lot to do! View the livestock that has been entered into competition, sample delicious fair food, shop for souvenirs and unique items, or ride the midway rides and play carnival games. When you’ve finished all the activities and need a rest - head to the beer and wine garden for a drink and a comfy place to sit.
Amenities such as First Aid stations, restrooms, and ATMs are available throughout the grounds. You can rent strollers and wheelchairs on-site as well. Coolers are not allowed in, but there are plenty of food and beverage options at the fair.
18500 S. DuPont Hwy.
Harrington, DE 19952
Finally, be sure to check out the acts on the main stage - TobyMac is scheduled to play and more acts will be added soon. You do have to purchase separate concert tickets for these events and you can find out more about them here.
Although RV camping is available at the fairgrounds during the off-season (Aug.-June), they have very limited spaces available during the fair itself. You can call 302-398-3269 ext. 203 to inquire about camping during the fair.
Fortunately, there are plenty of other campgrounds nearby as well. You can enjoy a full day at the fair and then return to a comfy bed and your favorite food, right in an RV nearby. Renting an RV with RVshare means even if you don’t own an RV, you can enjoy the ease of being home with only a very short drive.
Here are a few other places to camp:
Whether you own an RV or use an RV rental, it is a wonderful way to experience the fair! You’ll be able to come home to your own space, a cozy bed, and a serene spot to relax after a busy day.
There are several hotels near the fairgrounds where you can stay and visit the fair and surrounding attractions. The Delaware State Fair website has several suggestions for places to stay, along with ideas for other things to do near the fair.
Directions from Wilmington/Philadelphia: Take I-95 south toward Baltimore. Merge onto DE-1 south via exit 4A toward Christiana/Mall Rd. Exit 97 to 13 Salisbury/Norfolk and bear left onto US Route 13 south, follow south toward Harrington. After passing over DE-14, look for the fairgrounds on your right.
Directions from Baltimore/Washington DC: Take US-50 east/US-301 north. At the US-50/US-301 split, bear right taking the US-50 east exit toward Ocean City. Turn left onto MD-404 east toward Denton/Rehoboth, continuing on to follow MD-404 east. Take the MD-313 ramp toward Denton/Greensboro. Turn left onto MD-313 north. Turn right onto MD-317 east. As you cross into Delaware, MD-317 becomes DE-14. Continue to follow DE-14 east toward Harrington and follow signs to the fairgrounds.
Directions from Salisbury: From US-50, take US-13 north. Follow US-13 north through Laurel and Seaford. Fairgrounds are 4 miles north of Farmington on the left. Turn left onto Tower Road and immediately right into the fairgrounds.
Directions from Delaware beaches: Follow DE-1 north toward Milford. Turn left onto NE Front St/New Wharf Rd/DE-14 west. Continue to follow DE-14 west. At the intersection of DE-14 and US-13, turn left onto S. Dupont Hwy/US-13 south. The fairgrounds will be on the right.
Parking for the fair is free.
You can also purchase a wristband that allows you unlimited rides on the midway - they run from $25-$30 depending on which day you want to attend. You can also save money buying wristbands online before the fair starts. Finally, if you don’t think you’ll need unlimited rides, you can buy individual tickets for $1.25 each - each ride takes between 2-6 tickets. Find out more about carnival wristbands here.
You can purchase tickets for gate admission and for the concerts online. Purchasing ahead of time is recommended, to be sure you’re guaranteed a ticket! Admission for people age 13 and older is $9, plus a $0.50 convenience fee. Kids 6-12 years old are $4, and kids 5 and under are free. You can also see promotional days and deals for 5-day admission passes online. Concert prices vary.
We at RVshare love to help people try new experiences and explore new things! Regardless of whether you’re a Delaware native, or this is your first time visiting the state, heading to the state fair is a great way to learn about Delaware and its surrounding areas. You’re sure to enjoy trying new foods, shopping for souvenirs and original crafts and art, and seeing the livestock and agriculture of the area. Who knows - you may even make a new friend or two in the process! Whether you visit the fair in an RV rental from us or make other arrangements, we’d love to see pictures of your adventures! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your trip could be featured on our blog or social media!
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