2013 Topsfield Fair - October 4th - 14th
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Dock Dogs Perform First Weekend
"Dock Dogs", a competition for dogs to dive the furthest into a specially prepared pool, will be held in the Grandstand. The competition is open to ALL dogs. Owners must pre-register on-line at dockdogs.com
New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off in the Arena
The Weigh-Off will begin at 4 pm in the arena and pumpkins will start being unloaded at 1 pm. The 2012 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off held at Topsfield fair was, without a doubt, the most exciting Weigh-Off to date. The world's first one ton pumpkin, grown by New Englander Ron Wallace from Greene, RI, weighed in at a whopping 2009 pounds. Topsfield Fair is home to the first ONE TON pumpkin ever grown in the world. Imagine that!
Call George and Maryann Hoomis of Ipswich (978) 356-0117 for more information.
Military Day Tuesday October 8th
To honor our military, all active members of the military...men and women, are invited to come to the Fair on Tuesday, October 8th to be admitted free with their families. They need only to show their identification at the admission gate to be admitted.
Mrs. Essex County Pageant
The Mrs. Essex County Pageant will be held on Sunday, October 13th in Coolidge Hall. The contestants will demonstrate their cooking abilities by entering a food dish for judging, have private interviews, and present themselves at the Pageant on Sunday. This is not a beauty contest... it is an opportunity for "the women of today" to talk about themselves, their interest in the Fair, and their daily activities. The winner will then go on to be the Official Hostess for the 2014 Topsfield Fair throughout the year. Entry forms are available online or by calling the fair office (978) 887-5000.
Express Parking And Shuttle on Weekends
Tired of waiting in traffic to get to the Fair? Let the Fair do the driving! In an effort to alleviate the frustration of waiting in traffic, there will be off-site parking on both weekends at North Shore Community College and Masconomet Regional High School. The Express Shuttle has a special dedicated traffic-free route to the Fair. The NSCC is located just off Route 95 at exit 50: drive onto Route One South, and the college is located on Ferncroft Road in Danvers. Masconomet High School is just off Route 95 at exit 51. Parking is $5. Free continuously operating shuttles take fairgoers to and from their cars to the fairgrounds at both lots. The Topsfield Fair is also offering entertainment for the kids while you wait! A stress free way to start your day at the Fair!
Sinks and Handwash Stations
While everyone is being urged these days to consistently wash their hands, the fair has several hand washing sinks in the rest rooms and outside areas. Sinks are available outside the Nursing Mothers Lounge and alongside the Adult Changing Tent (located behind the Nursing Mother's Lounge). Hand sanitizer stations are in the buildings on the fairgrounds.
Visit The Cow Of The Day And Pet A Calf!
The fair's popular Cattle Barn continues its "Cow of the Day" program. Fairgoers will be able to see Milking Demonstrations and "Pet a Calf" in that building daily, as posted.
World Champion High Dive Show
Kunze Entertainmnet Group, which is owned and operated by Dana Kunze, is the world leader in innovative water shows and theatrical aquatic productions. Their most popular productions are completely portable high diving shows that feature spectacular aquabatic diving comedy acts, clown diving, tower diving, cliff-style high diving and the remarkable Human Torch Fire Dive. The World Champion High Dive Show will be performing on Arena Road this year. There will be 3 shows on the weekdays and 4 shows on the weekends and holiday.
The New Ride "SPEED"
"Speed XXL is a 112-ft high spectacle of a thrill ride. At the end of each arm, a gondola holds 4 people who will experience the thrill of their life at 3G speeds. A brand new ride from Fiesta Shows, Speed XXL is sure to be the perfect fit for adrenaline seekers everywhere."
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Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Junior King and Queen