Tour the Fair
The Grand Parade will be stepping off from the Topsfield Town Common promptly at 9:00 AM. Participants in this colorful event include: Town officials, an Essex County fire truck competition, Town & State Police, Sheriffs, scout troops, local and fair department floats, animals, and of course a large contingent of local and state politicians. Usually the Masconomet Regional High School Band, the Danvers High School Band, the Proctor School Band, and the Shriners Oriental Band take part. The parade makes its way to the Fairgrounds for opening ceremonies at 10:00 AM, setting the stage for 10 days of fun, action and entertainment.
Three weekday parades take place through the fairgrounds at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These fun parades include distribution of mardi gras beads, T-shirts, and beach balls. The parades have become very popular with our mid-week crowds.
2016 Topsfield Fair Parade Results
Grand Theme - "Preserving the Past"
1st - Topsfield Garden Club
2nd - Essex County FFA
3rd - Essex County Co-op
Best Agricultural Theme
1st - Topsfield Fair Flower Department
2nd - Essex County Beekeepers
3rd - Essex County Rabbit
Best Patriotic Theme
1st - US Submarine Veterans
2nd - US Naval Sea Cadets
Best Youth Theme
1st - Boy Scout Troop #19 - Middleton
2nd - Boy Scout Troop #87 - Groveland
3rd - Mariana's Dancing Studio
Best Commercial Float
1st - Hidden Treasure Mining Company
2nd - Old Time Yard Care
3rd - The Whoopie Wagon