Rochester Country Fair adds beer, wine garden; brings back woodsman show, wrestling

Jul 24, 2018

The 19th Annual Rochester Country Fair will take place Thursday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 19, at 65 Pine St., with some interesting new additions and some popular old ones.

"We are excited to welcome back 4-H demonstrations and live stock," said Kelly Morgado, an organizer of the fair. "There will be various musicians for you to relax to while you enjoy a bite to eat from many of our food vendors.  Once your belly is full, you can browse through our amazing craft vendor area for some specialty items."

Morgado said the most exciting addition to the fair this year is a beer and wine garden, which will be hosted by the Acushnet Lions Club Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 5 to 9 p.m.

She said fair organizers have also added a '50s Sock Hop with DJ Howie on Thursday evening, Aug. 16, as well as welcoming the New England Truck Pulling Association to the fair and celebration.

And after a hiatus away, the Woodsman Show will return, she said.

"We’re thrilled that the Woodsman Show will be coming back on Friday evening in the main arena and Antique Transfer Tractor pulls down in the back," Morgado said.

Saturday, Aug. 18, will see the return of wrestling events, and antique tractor pulls.

"We will also be adding some exciting new activities in the children’s arena," Morgado said, adding that the "Princesses of New Bedford" will be at the fair enchanting everything.

Saturday and Sunday will include miniature golf, an expanded children’s play area, and a volleyball and corn hole area.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, the final day of the fair will include a live auction.

Morgado noted that a few food and craft vendor spots are still available. Anyone interested can contact the fair committee at