The Town of Sterling Massachusetts was founded in 1781 and is located in the Worcester County area and is set at the foothills of Mount Wachusett. Sterling was named for the Earl of Sterling, a Scottish Lord.
Sterling is home of Mary Sawyer of "Mary had a little lamb" fame. There is a statue of the lamb in the Town Common which attracts many visitors each year.
Every year during the month of September the Sterling Town Fair attracts many people from near and far who enjoy the many attractions of the fair which include horse and oxen pulls as well as game booths, rides, food and music and much much more!