Three County Fair
Incorporated in 1818, the Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden County Agricultural Society promotes agriculture, agricultural education, agricultural science and sustainability for the region through exhibitions, displays, competitions and demonstrations and annually operates The Three County Fair, recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture as the oldest on-going Fair in continuous operation in the U.S.A, with the first Three County Fair taking place, October 14-15, 1818 and every year since without interruption.
Situated on fifty-five acres, the fairgrounds is home to over a dozen different horse shows each year including the historic New England Morgan Horse Show, which has called the Three County Fair home for more than 80 years.
The fairgrounds has also hosted the Paradise City Arts Festival and Allsport Arena for more than a quarter of a century each. In total, the fairgrounds is visited by more than 200,000 people annually.