Opening Day Schedule~The 300th



Opening Ceremony and Pre-Show
Cary Hall and High School

Seating is reserved and tickets for the opening ceremony are sold out.

Tickets must be picked up between September 8 and 13. Please note your assigned seating location when you pick up your tickets.

If you were unable to get tickets, there is a waiting list at the Town Hall–please call the Town Clerk’s Office. If you have tickets that you are not intending to use, please consider turning them in. If you cannot make it to Town Hall to pick up your tickets, please call the Town Clerk’s Office for assistance.

Those without tickets can watch live coverage on LexMedia.

Participants in the Opening Ceremony are invited to parade in a procession to the Country Fair.


8:00am – 10:00am
Country Fair Blue Ribbon Contest
Hastings Park

Entry forms due on August 31st. Go to the website to print out your entry form.

Participants may enter special categories to compete for ribbons. See details right.

All entries must be delivered to Hastings Park between 8 and 10 AM on September 22nd.

Blue Ribbon Contest Details


Are you an up and coming chef? Do you like to experiment in the kitchen? If so, this is your event! To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Lexington, Lexington’s Country Fair will be holding a Blue Ribbon cooking contest on Saturday, September 22nd, at Hastings Park. Children and adults are invited to participate. Food categories include Family Favorite Corn Dish, Quick Breads, and Jams and Jellies. You can enter a homemade jam or jelly, family corn dish, or quick bread in the food contest.

Cooking not your thing? Test your green thumb by competing for the widest sunflower head, tastiest tomato, or oddest vegetable in the garden contest.

If you are 17 and under, you are also eligible for the special youth categories. You can enter chocolate chip cookies, a container garden and more. Do you cook, bake or grow plants? This is your time to shine!

Registration deadline is August 31st.

Go to the website to print out your entry form.

In addition to downloading the Blue Ribbon Contest forms and requirements, you can obtain entry forms and make payment at the Town Clerk’s office, 1625 Massachusetts, Ave., Lexington, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


For more information, contact the Blue Ribbon Contest Committee. There is a $5 fee per entry to help cover fair costs.


11:00am – 4:00pm
All-Town Country Fair and Picnic
Hastings Park

Visit the tercentennial tent featuring games and activities from the past three hundred years, craft booths and more. (Shuttle bus transportation will be provided to the Country Fair from satellite parking lots around town. Please check for the location of a parking lot near you.)


11:00am – 4:00pm
Complete the 300th Scavenger Hunt
Country Fair, Hospitality Tent

If you have been participating in the ongoing Scavenger Hunt (see website for details), visit the hospitality tent on 9/22 to receive the last clue and complete the hunt! All participants will be rewarded.


Outdoor Opening Celebration
Center Track

If you were not able to get tickets for the indoor Opening Ceremony, join us for a public ceremony at the Country Fair and All-Town Picnic.

12:00 pm (Tentative)


All-Town Photo
Center Track, Lexington High School

Those who wish to participate in the all-town photo should gather at the Center Track at noon on 9/22.

12:30 pm – 3:30pm

Race Through Time

Start Line at Track

Teams will compete in a race through town.

Teams must pre-register and spaces are limited. Go to the website to register a team or to register as an individual.

See the website for information on available spaces.


6:30pm – 10:00pm
Dance Revolution 300
Lexington High School

Join us at a community dance, all ages welcome! The beginning of the evening will feature live music with instructor-led folk dancing, waltzes, and swing (6:30-8pm). Then Saigel Entertainment takes over with a DJ (8-10pm) playing everything from Elvis and the Beatles to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Suggested donation of $3 per person.

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