Where Can You Find the State’s Only School Bus Derby?

Only at Rochester Fair in New Hampshire!

Hear the roar of the crowd and the crunch of metal as heavy weights collide into each other in an effort to come out on top. Why watch regular cars when you can watch school buses from your childhood get repeatedly smashed for your entertainment?

Come to the Rochester Fair for total car carnage in an explosive demolition derby to claim cash prizes. Derbies, the trailer race and demo-cross are held on three separate days to spread out the entertainment.

If the thought of hearing metal twist and bend doesn’t send goosebumps down your spine, we have other entertainment for your enjoyment, including:
• Giraffic park
• Circus Hollywood
• Pig Racing
• 4-Wheel Drive Truck Pulls
• Tractor Pulls
• Horse Show
• Craft Demonstrations


Watch your favorite car come out on top or go down in fiery glory at the Rochester Fair. We’re not your average carnival. We take the Rochester Fair to a whole new level with New Hampshire's largest midway, delicious fair food and entertainment for the whole family!

See how fun Rochester can be at the 140th Rochester Fair!

Demo Derby Payout!

Trailer Race - $500 winner take all

- Demo Cross- $500 winner take all

Sunday Sept 18th- Demo Derby – 4 & 6 Cyl

$100 – Each Heat Winner
$100 – Mechanics Choice
$100 – Best Looking
$1500 – Feature Winner
$1000 – Runner Up

Sunday Sept 25th– Demo Derby – 6 & 8 Cyl

$100 – Each Heat Winner
$100 – Mechanics Choice
$100 – Best Looking
$2000 – Feature Winner
$1500 - Runner Up