The small farming community nestled in southwestern Kent County is home to only 2,350 residents, yet Harrington accommodates thousands of visitors from across the state when it hosts the annual Delaware State Fair. Historically significant as one of Delaware’s original railroad towns, the fair brings the sleepy town to life with livestock and farm equipment displays, amusement rides, wonderful food booths, and live entertainment. During the remainder of the year, the Delaware State Fairgrounds pulsates with live harness racing in the spring and fall, year-round simulcast racing, and a slots casino. Even the local museums reflect the local blend of railroad history and agriculture, from local artifacts and an old caboose to the Messick Agricultural Museum with the first John Deer tractor and other antiques. Home choices in the heart of town and the Harrington area range from farm houses and modest bungalows to country estates and beautiful residential developments in a tranquil, rural setting.