Major Fairs

  • Sponsored and conducted by an agricultural or horticultural society incorporated under Massachusetts law.
  • Fair must operate at least three days annually. Inspected and approved by DAR
  • A majority of exhibits must be competitive ones.

Community Fairs

  • Sponsored and conducted by an agricultural or horticultural society, or association; along with being in operation for at least one day for a period of five hours.
  • Must be inspected by the Department of Agricultural Resources
  • Shall include competitive exhibits

Livestock Shows/Fairs

  • Specific breed shows
  • In operation for at least one day for a period of five hours
  • Inspected and approved by DAR

Grange Fairs

  • sponsored and conducted by a local grange organization
  • In operation for at least one day for a period of five hours
  • must be inspected by the Department of Agricultural Resources
  • Shall include competitive exhibits

Youth Fairs

  • Sponsored and conducted by a youth agricultural society In operation for at least one day for a period of five hours
  • must be inspected by the Department of Agricultural Resources
  • Shall include competitive exhibits