Going to a summer carnival has become a rite of passage, but they’re not always easy to find! And while it’s a nice surprise to stumble upon a carnival while you’re out with your family, it doesn’t always, or really ever, work out that way!
So, if you miss the summer tradition of spending an afternoon at the fair with your family and friends, here are some events for you to check out!
Kingston Carnival, Kington Collection, MA
July 14th – July 17th
This weekend, Kingston will be hosting its annual Carnival from Thursday – Sunday. The event will be set up just outside the mall and will be open Thursday and Friday from 5pm – Close, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – Close.
You can purchase tickets either online in advance, or on site.
For more information on tickets and what rides will be there, visit this page.
Barnstable County Fair, Barnstable, MA
July 18 – July 24
Next week, the Barnstable County Fair will be held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds.
Not only will they have rides, food, and vendors, but they have performers coming to the fair as well. You’ll have the opportunity to see an ABBA Tribute band and a Hall & Oates Tribute band as well as a folk artist, a country group, Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, and demolition derby. Best of all, those performances are included with admission to the fair!
For more information, visit the Cape Cod Fairgrounds site.
Marshfield Fair, Marshfield, MA
August 19 – August 28
Later this summer, the Marshfield Fair will be back at the Marshfield Fair Grounds! They will have rides, games, live music, agricultural features, and more!
If you’d like more information or to purchase tickets, follow this link.
Big E, West Springfield, MA
September 16 – October 2nd
West Springfield is a little bit far for you listeners, but trust us when we say that The Big E is worth the travel!
The Big E is one of the biggest fairs in New England and there’s something everybody in your family will love there. You can look forward to rides and games and agricultural exhibits. You can also look forward to great food – if you frequent carnivals, you already know that the Big E has some of the best food of all of the local fairs.
This is also a special event because they have incredible performers throughout the duration of the fair as well. Some of the performers for this year are the Dropkick Murphys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nelly, Chase Rice, Baha Men, American Authors, Tai Verdes, and many, many more (they have 3 different stages for performers!!).
For more information, visit the Big E’s website.
Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, MA
September 30 – October 10
The Topsfield Fair is back in town at the end of September, bringing you tons of vendors, agricultural exhibits, rides, games, parades, contests, and more!
Visit their website for more information on events and ticketing!
So far, these are all the carnivals we know of for 2022, but we’ll update this page if we find any others!