Vendor FAQ’s

Thursday 5pm-11pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8am-11pm, Monday 8am-7pm.

Vendors may come on grounds anytime between 11pm- 8am with vehicles. Access is through the security gate. All vehicles must be off grounds prior to 8am.

Starting on the Monday of the week of the fair hours will be as follows:

  • Monday: 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday: 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-8pm
  • Thursday: 8am-12pm

Any special requests or needs can be emailed to Jeff Cain at for accommodations.

Attendance can vary depending on a number of factors such as weather, but on average you can plan on approximately 60,000 people over the 4 days of the fair.

We supply dumping cans for grease, which are strategically place around grounds often near the dumpsters, or vendors should haul out themselves. Please DO NOT leave grease in jugs around the grounds.

Grey water can be transported to one of the dump tanks on grounds by vendors using their own portable tanks. If needed for a camper or large tank Dave’s Septic comes around daily and will pump for a fee.

Vendor and Staff parking as well as camper parking is provided. There is no fee for vendor and staff parking.

In accordance with the NH Dept of Health and Human Services: If a mobile unit only operates as a “Temporary food service establishment” which means any food service establishment which operates at a fixed location for a temporary period of time not exceeding 2 weeks, in connection with a fair, carnival, circus, public exhibition, or similar transitory gathering, it is exempt from a food service license. The Town of Hopkinton follows state guidelines and does not have a local ordinance requiring a permit.

All insurance requirements are located on the fair website under vendors

No, The Fire Department will conduct inspections prior to the fair opening and will address any concerns at that time, but cooking permits are not required.