Perform at the Fair
Do you know someone who would like to showcase their talents at this year’s Topsfield Fair? We’re looking for performers, bands and others who want to help us fill our stages. The Topsfield Fair will run from Friday, October 1st through Monday, October 11th, 2021. We will begin booking our entertainment soon and complete our booking later this Spring. To... Read More
Essex Agricultural Society and the Charles E. Larner Family Foundation Scholarships
The Essex Agricultural Society DBA Topsfield Fair and the Charles E. Larner Family Foundation are pleased to once again offer scholarships for local students. The Essex Agricultural Society will award thirty-five $1,000.00 scholarships, paid directly to the school, at the second semester of their freshman year for well-rounded students. The Society will also administer scholarships for the Essex County Farm... Read More
2020 TOPSFIELD FAIR CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Essex Agricultural Society, the organization that runs the Topsfield Fair, announces that for the safety of fairgoers, staff, volunteers, vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors, it has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Topsfield Fair. “For the past few months we have continued to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the recommendations of local, state, and federal health... Read More
Have some fun learning where dairy products come from! A Cow’s Night Out – Milking Cow Grade 4-5 Math All About Cows – Grade 5 Literacy At the Farm I Will See Betsy the Cow- Milking Cow Wksht Grade 2-3 Literacy Can You Spot the Mistake Math Grade 1-2 Click Clack Moo Fill Ins Click Clack Moo Letter Consuming Cows... Read More
Have fun exploring corn with crafts, songs, and more! Corn Coloring Corn Coloring 2 Corn Craft Corn Songs Corn Sun Catchers Different Types of Corn Extend Learning Book List How Does Corn Grow Worksheet Learning about Corn Where is the Corn Read More
Learn about Cattle and the importance of meat and dairy! Cheeseburger Worksheet Cow Puppet Dairy Facts Fun Facts about Beef Cattle Moo Masks Process Of Milk Read More
Dates Available in 2021!
Did you have to change your date this year? Weddings at the Topsfield Fair is here to help! We still have open dates available in 2021! We understand that this is a difficult time and we know that things are still not certain for the future, but we are hoping for better days ahead and weddings next year too! Whether... Read More
The Essex Agricultural Society, which runs the Topsfield Fair, recently distributed $28,000 in scholarships to students graduating from 10 local high schools. This year’s scholarship recipients include: Sophia Carter of Amesbury; Karoline Jacobs of Newbury; Emily Riter and Sarah Riter, both of Groveland; Miranda Urbanski of Beverly; Katelyn Ellsworth, Ezra Lombardi and Colby Thomson of Danvers; Rilee Newhall of Gloucester; David Butt of Haverhill; Laura Farnum and Noah Freedman,... Read More
Drive-In Movies at the Fairgrounds
A digital projector and huge screen will enable classic movies and other entertainment in perfect video and audio quality. There is a variety of food and drink options for the whole family too! It is open 7 days per week and movies will begin at approximately 8:45pm, with gates opening at 6:00pm. You can listen to the sound through any... Read More
Get to know all of the agricultural careers here! Agriculture Career Matching Choosing an Agriculture Career Who Can Fix it Read More
Make a little fun out of learning math! Dividing and Multiplying Worksheet Incomplete Farming Math Farmers Market Math – Subtraction Farmers Market Math – Division Farmers Market Math – Addition or Multiplication Farming Word Problem Mean Median Mode Number Line Activity Probability Activity – Medium Plotting Data Points Read More
All About Agriculture
Learn about the agriculture that surrounds us each day! Agriculture Alphabet All About Agriculture – Multiple Choice – 3-5 All About Agriculture – Open Response All About Agriculture – Yes or No – K-2 All About Agriculture – Yes or No – 3-5 All About Agriculture – Yes or No – Varius Farm Checklist 1 Farm Checklist 2 Where is... Read More
Looking for fun Summer activities? Click here for activities to explore this Summer! Ag-Summer-Bucket-List-1 Ag Summer Bucket List- 2 Read More
All About Apples
Apples, Apples and more apples! Adding Apples – Simple Addition Apple Comparisons – Example Apple Comparisons Apple Fact or Opinion Apple Life Cycle – Match words to pictures Apple Life Cycle – No words pictures only Apple Life Cycle – With words and pictures Apple Multiplication 2’s Apple Multiplication 3’s Apple Multiplication 5’s Apple of My Eye Apple Paper Craft... Read More
Explore a healthy lifestyle with us! My Plate Lesson Plans – Learning Zone Express Serving Size Comparison Chart Smart Way to Grow Up Strong Read More
Spend some time learning about bees! A Bee or Not a Bee All About Honeybees – Grade 5 Literacy Bee Craft Beekeeping Project Book Buzzing Honeybees – Grade 1 Literacy Counting Honeycomb Worksheet – Grade K Math Dancing Honey Bees Flower Parts Crossword Flower Parts Word Search Glossary of Flower Parts Flash Cards Glossary of Flower Parts Matching Game Glossary... Read More
Simple paper craft activities to do at home! Apple Chain Paper Plate Chick Paper Plate Pig Parts of an Egg Pizza Plate Turning Tomato What’s Inside a Pumpkin Moo Masks Where Does Milk Come From? Read More
Some additional activities to enjoy agriculture in the classroom. Agricultural Awareness Through Poetry (from CA Agriculture in the Classroom) Agricultural Mechanics Master (from My American Farm) Haagen-Dazs Bee Book Harvesting Worksheet (from My American Farm) Poultry Vocabulary Products and Sources Matching Game Products and Sources Sorting Worksheet Serving Size Comparison Chart Read More
A few activities for sunflowers! Grade 1 Sunflower Packet The Story of the Sunflower Read More
Top 5 Reasons to Run the Fair
Check out the Fair, crowd free! Everyone gets to see the fair once it has already opened, but how many people can say they got to explore the Topsfield Fair crowd free? Check out all your favorite spots as you run through the fair and along scenic Topsfield. Our race after party puts all other parties to shame. Our race after party... Read More
How to Get Involved in “Year of the Sunflower”
The biggest way to get involved this year is by entering in our new exhibit categories made especially for this year’s theme! The Farm Photography Contest has added “Year of the Sunflower” categories for Youth and Adults. The Educational Department has added a special youth “Year of the Sunflower” poster contest as well. Adults have always been able to enter... Read More
Fairest of Them All Bridal Expo
Tomorrow (March 8th), 100 local brides will flock to Coolidge Hall on the Topsfield Fairgrounds for the Essex Agricultural Society’s “Fairest of Them All” Bridal Expo. The Expo, which will be open from 11AM to 4PM, will be an event to remember, with a live DJ, lots of demonstrations, and food samples. We have a wonderful assortment of vendors... Read More
We Have a New Friend!
The 2014 Topsfield Fair is proud to announce our newest sponsor, National Grid. They have a long standing tradition of supporting local events, and is committed to the communities they serve. National Grid is an electricity and gas company that networks their consumers to energy sources. In Northeast America alone, they connect more than 7 million gas and electric... Read More
Meet Abbey D’Agostino!
If you haven’t heard of Abbey D’Agostino, you will soon. The 22 year old Topsfield native already took Dartmouth college by storm and is now getting ready to take her talents to the national level. She is a passionate and fierce competitor, Abbey is easily the most decorated athlete in Darthmouth history. She is just beginning to start her professional... Read More
Show Us Your Best Cookie!
If you think you have the greatest oatmeal cookie recipe, then we have the perfect contest for you! This year’s Cookie Celebration supported by Goodie’s Ice Cream theme is “Favorite Oatmeal Cookie.” Entries will be judged based on flavor, texture, appearance, and originality/creativity. First place wins a blue ribbon (for bragging rights), $40 (to buy more ingredients to make... Read More
Topsfield Fair Runs for a Cause
If you like running for a good cause, then we have great news for you! The Topsfield Fair Annual Road Race is back for another year! Join us on September 28th, at 8AM for check in and 10AM for race start! Every year the Essex Agricultural Society donates over $25,000 in scholarship money to rising seniors throughout Essex County. This... Read More
Top 7 Things About Growing a Giant Pumpkin
Recently I went to visit Woody Lancaster of Topsfield, who won the Giant Pumpkin competition in 2013. I had never seen a Giant Pumpkin being grown before, my pumpkin experience up until this point was picking one out at a local farm from my house around Halloween. When talking with Woody, I soon realized I knew absolutely nothing about what... Read More
Danielle Bradbury is coming to the Topsfield Fair!
NBC’s The Voice winner, Danielle Bradbery, is coming to the 2014 Topsfield Fair! The seventeen-year-old country music singer from Cypress, Texas, sung her way into our hearts when she won Season Four of The Voice in 2013. She holds the title of being the youngest contestant ever to win the show. While on the show The Voice,... Read More
Six Fast Ways to Save Money at the Fair!
Here at the fair, we know a lot of people are on a budget! We decided to put our best ideas together to come up with a list of tips for you to have the most fun, without spending too much money! 1) Buy Pre-Sale Tickets Pre-Sale tickets are only $9.00 and can be used on a weekday or... Read More
Let the Good Times GROW!
This year’s theme is brought to you by Jenna Melvin from Danvers, MA and could not be more perfect for this year’s fair! In a literal sense, “Let the Good Times Grow” applies to the agriculture part of the fair. After all, we are the world’s oldest agricultural fair. It represents all the great things we have that... Read More
Free Monster Truck Pit Passes!
Happy Entertainment Tuesday from the Topsfield Fair! Want to win FREE pit party passes to this year’s monster truck show? All you have to do is purchase tickets to our Monster Truck Show before 9PM tonight (August 12th) and you’ll be entered into a random drawing for pit party passes! The trucks will take over the arena on Saturday, October... Read More
The Mounties Are Coming to The Topsfield Fair!
The 2014 Topsfield Fair is proud to announce that The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, more commonly known as “The Mounties,” are coming to the Fair’s Arena! Known for their red coats and Stetson hats, The Mounties are members of the federal and national police force of Canada who volunteer for musical ride duty after two years of active police work.... Read More
Axe Women Loggers of Maine Coming to 2014 Topsfield Fair
Come see the Axe Women Loggers of Maine at the 2014 Topsfield Fair! These all female timber sports athletes travel throughout North America entertaining at fairs, sports shows, and festivals. This group of six world titleholders are champion axe throwers and choppers. Their skills include underhand chopping, standing block chopping, hot sawing, cross cut sawing, axe throwing and log... Read More
America Coming to the 2014 Topsfield Fair!
The 2014 Topsfield Fair is proud to announce that America will be back to perform Wednesday October 8th in the fair’s Grandstand. America, a folk rock band established in London in 1970, has had several number one hits and won a Grammy for best new musical artist in 1972. Some of their best-known songs include “A Horse With No Name,”... Read More
Topsfield Fair – Now Hiring!
The Topsfield Fair will be hosting on the spot interviews for all candidates interested in working as temporary employees at the 2014 Topsfield Fair. Interviews will be held on Monday, July 28th from 10AM to 7PM, and Tuesday, July 29th through Friday, August 1st from 10AM to 4PM. Candidates will be interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, so no prior... Read More
The Houston Bernard Band is coming to the 2014 Topsfield Fair!
The 2014 Topsfield Fair is pleased to announce that The Houston Bernard Band will be performing at the Trianon Stage on Sunday October 12 at 3:00 PM. Houston Bernard is a country singer from Oklahoma that is deeply connected to his rockabilly roots. His music videos have been broadcasted on MTV, Logo, and other stations as well as all over... Read More
Confederate Railroad Coming to the 2014 Topsfield Fair!
The 2014 Topsfield Fair is thrilled to announce that Confederate Railroad, will be performing on Tuesday October 7 at 7:00 PM. This country music band entered the scene back in the 90’s when they signed with Atlantic Records. Their hit song “She Took It Like A Man” went directly to number 26 on the charts. Two more singles followed; “Jesus... Read More
Monster Trucks Coming to the 2014 Topsfield Fair!
Come see giant trucks with pick up truck bodies, massive suspension, and extremely large wheels crush smaller vehicles and man made barriers. The names of the trucks include The Illuminator, Green Mountain, Avenger, and Brutus. The whole family will not only be entertained, but amazed and astounded when they attend the Monster Truck Show coming back to the Topsfield Fair... Read More
North Sea Gas Coming to the 2014 Topsfield Fair!
The 2014 Topsfield Fair is pleased to announce that North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular and highly entertaining folk bands, will be performing on Monday October 6 at the Grandstand. Not only does this band feature guitars, but they also use mandolins, fiddles, bouzoukis, whistles, bodhrans, and banjos to enhance their dynamic Celtic/Scottish sound. They have recorded over... Read More
The Meadows Brothers
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3GqrGdf_vk?feature=player_embedded] ARTIST SUMMARY: The Meadows Brothers will perform on the Topsfield Fair Picnic Area Stage on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th, 2014. Dustin and Ian Meadows, who together make “The Meadows Brothers”, have created a quintessential band. They possess four main qualities that we know will make them a sure-fire hit with our Fair Patrons – variety, individuality, talent, and passion. VARIETY & INDIVIDUALITY: From Bill... Read More
Ayla Brown at 2014 Topsfield Fair!
Massachusetts native, Ayla Brown, is singing her way to center stage at the Topsfield Fair! Originally from Wrentham, MA, Ms. Brown was a contestant on American Idol season 5 where she placed in the top 16. A woman of many talents, she is also a former NCAA basketball player and a graduate of Boston College with a degree in communications.... Read More
The Fair is excited to present the Nerveless Nocks – an aerial stunt show! The Nocks have earned universal acclaim for their daring stunts on skyscraping sway poles, completely free of guy wires and safety means. The Nocks can bend their sway poles to a perilous 40 degree angle. They also feature an unbelievable and risky mid-air sway pole exchange,... Read More
The Racing Pigs Are Back!!!
Missed the Racing Pigs last year at the Topsfield Fair? They are back this year and ready to race! Robinsons Racing Pigs have been entertaining fair-goers for many years with their athletic abilities in the water and on the racetrack. Come watch the Paddling Porker Show as they race four at a time, diving into a twenty-four foot swimming pool... Read More
100 DOP is back!
It’s official – at 1PM today (June 25, 2014) we reached exactly 100 days until the 2014 Topsfield Fair! Do you know what that means? Our daily countdown to the Fair is officially on, featuring posts on our Facebook and Twitter every day from now until Opening Day, with entertainment announcements, reminders about Exhibitor’s Handbook, and LOTS of giveaways! We’ve got... Read More
Meet Jenna – 2014 Theme Contest Winner!
As a life-long resident of Danvers, I have attended the fair with family and friends every year since I was born. As far back as I can remember, my dad and I would take a day off from school/work and go to the fair and spend the day eating our favorite fair foods (Vegetable Tempura!) and playing the midway games... Read More
8 Things You Simply Need to Know About Our Enhanced Security
The Topsfield Fair is being proactive. We know that if there had ever been an incident, we would have regretted not being as prepared as possible and not doing everything we could to prevent it. There have been no threats of any kind, we simply want to be educated and keep ourselves and our patrons safe. The Topsfield Fair... Read More
BLUE RIBBON BAKING AT ITS BEST!
Roll up your sleeves and roll out some dough for the 2013 Fleischmann’s Yeast “Best Baking Contest,” an annual recipe contest hosted at the Topsfield Fair (and exclusively at 33 more state and county fairs). The contest helps a good cause: for each entry nationwide (between July and October, 2013) ACH Food Companies will contribute $10 to the... Read More
Welcoming back a FAN FAVORITE!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueVq-N4OI24&w=420&h=315] – The Topsfield Fair is glad to be welcoming back a fan favorite to the 2013 Topsfield Fair – the Demolition Derby and Double Figure-8 Race! Each year, the Arena stands fill as we round out the end of the Fair with these great events. The Double Figure-8 Race starts at 3:30PM and the Demolition Derby starts at 7:00PM.... Read More
Annual 5K Walk/Run Race
The Topsfield Fair will be hosting the second annual 5K Walk/Run Race to help support the Essex Agricultural Society’s College Scholarship fund. The Topsfield Fair 5K Road Race will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. Race starts at 10:00 a.m. The race begins and ends at the Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston Street (Route 1)... Read More
Krista Angelucci at the 2013 Topsfield Fair
Krista’s name should ring a bell to many people – she has an extensive musical background and is based right out of Massachusetts! In fact, Krista grew up in Billerica, only about half an hour from the Fairgrounds! You may have also seen her at some of your favorite events (other than the Fair, of course!). On top of performing... Read More