It’s Now or Never!

Posted July 25, 2013

This week’s 100DOP Question is: “Will you be exhibiting with us this year?” Deadlines for entries forms (and even some actual entries) will be here soon! With only 72 days until the 2013 Topsfield Fair, it is hard to believe there is only two weeks until the first Exhibitor’s Handbook deadline. The first competition deadline is the Amateur Winemaking and...

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Topsfield Fair – before we settled.

Posted July 24, 2013

     This week’s Win It All Wednesday’s question is: What is the street address of the Topsfield Fairgrounds?      The Topsfield Fair seems like a staple for Topsfield, MA, but the Fair has not always called this town its home. The Essex Agricultural Society started the Fair in 1818 as a cattle show to “promote and improve the...

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The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show

Posted July 23, 2013

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is a historical, educational, humorous show, filled with audience participation. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show has been performing and competed at Logging Shows and Sport Shows for over 28 years. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show will take place on Saturday, October 12th, Sunday, October 13th, and Monday, October 14th in the Grandstand. There will be...

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Discount Tickets – Debunked!

Posted July 21, 2013

This week the Topsfield Fair’s 100DOP question is: Are you buying discount tickets this year? If not, why?      We always get a wide variety of answers to the “Why not?” half of this question. We took the three most common comments about why people don’t buy Discounted Tickets and given explanations, solutions, etc! If your reason isn’t covered,...

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Jessica Prouty Band

Posted July 20, 2013

When you take four unique, but inspired musicians and unite them, you can’t expect much better results than that of the Jessica Prouty Band. The band is composed of four extremely talented members, who pride themselves on having original music that doesn’t conform to any specific genre or stereotype. For example, Jessica Prouty, the lead vocalist and bassist, enjoys Southern...

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Freebie Friday – Take your picture with a Giant Pumpkin

Posted July 19, 2013

The 2013 All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off will begin in the Arena at 4 pm in the arena. Pumpkins will start being unloaded at 1 pm. The 2012 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off held at the  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,...

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Posted July 17, 2013

To enter into this week’s Win It All Wednesday contest and enter for the chance to win a Topsfield Fair Swag Bag, visit and answer this question: What are this year’s Fair dates?   The 2013 Topsfield Fair will start on Friday, October 4th and end Monday, October 14th.  On Opening Day, Friday, October 4th, the gates will open at...

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Best of Friends at Topsfield Fair

Posted July 16, 2013

Attention Boys Like Girls fans: Two of the band’s members will be performing a FREE show at the 2013 Topsfield Fair with their band Best of Friends. Best of Friends is a folk/Americana band with John Keefe and Morgan Dorr of Boys Like Girls, along with some of their closest family and friends. Their debut album is out and available...

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2013 Job Fair

Posted July 14, 2013

The Topsfield Fairgrounds is announcing that they will be holding a job fair for the 2013 season. If you are looking for a temporary job this fall, and you enjoy people and a fun atmosphere, Topsfield Fair is looking for you. The Fair is looking to fill temporary positions for the 2013 Fair, which runs from October 4th – October 14th, 2013....

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For the Year at the Topsfield Fair

Posted July 13, 2013

On Friday, October 11, 2013, For The Year will be playing on the Trianon Stage at the Topsfield Fair. They will be playing three free shows, which are included in your general admission tickets, at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00pm. For The Year is a local band from Middleton, Massachusetts and they were described as “one of the rising stars of...

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2013 Topsfield Fair Theme – Make Time for a Great Time

Posted July 11, 2013

After announcing the Topsfield Fair’s first ever theme contest, over 200 submissions flooded into the Fair’s fanpage. The staff judged all of the entries, and announced the Top 5 theme entries on Monday, April 15th. The finalists consisted of “Barn in the USA”, “Fun for the Whole Herd”, “It’s a Family A-Fair”, “Make Time for a Great Time”, and “Old...

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Monster Trucks – at the 2013 Topsfield Fair!

Posted July 9, 2013

Calling all Monster Truck lovers! You’re in luck- this year the 2013 Topsfield Fair will have two Monster Truck shows on Saturday, October 5th! Located in the Arena, the shows will start at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets cost $15 each and are limited so make sure to order yours ASAP as they will sell out. Please note, this...

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Calling All Winemakers!

Posted July 7, 2013

The Topsfield Fair is excited to be hosting our annual Winemaking Competition at the 2013 Fair. Homemade Wine entries are being accepted now until Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Entries, along with registration forms, should be dropped off at the Topsfield Fair’s Administration Building (207 Boston St, Topsfield, MA). Entries will be awarded points based on the following categories: Appearance, Aroma...

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Aloud at the Topsfield Fair

Posted July 6, 2013

On Saturday, October 12th, 2013, the Topsfield Fair will welcome Aloud to our Picnic Area Stage.  They will play three free shows, included with your general admission to the Fair – at 7:00PM, 8:00PM, 9:00PM. This Boston-based rock band has been together for over a decade! On lead vocals, guitar, and keys are husband-and-wife duo Henry Beguiristain and Jen de...

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Agricultural Adventure

Posted July 5, 2013

This week’s 100 Days of PreFair, Freebie Friday is: Earn a ribbon by completing the Agricultural Adventure program! The Topsfield Fair’s “Agricultural Adventure” program was created by our Education & Outreach Coordinator in the days leading up to our 2011 Fair. Our goal with the program was to create a fun, but educational, guide to the Agricultural Buildings. Follow the...

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Topsfield Fair Sponsors

Posted July 3, 2013

This week’s Win It All Wednesday contest prompt is: Name one of our sponsors (hint:see below!). Click here to enter! One winner will be randomly selected to win a special Topsfield Fair Drink Tumbler. The Topsfield Fair would like to say thank you to everyone who is sponsoring us for the 2013 season! We are excited to be welcoming to...

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Entertainment Announcement – THE FOOLS

Posted July 2, 2013

Think back to the 80’s. Then think back to “It’s A Night For Beautiful Girls” and “Psycho Chicken”. That’s right – at the 2013 Topsfield Fair we will be welcoming to our Grandstand Stage: The Fools!  The Fools have sold over 2 million records and have performed live in front of over 3 million people! Besides for being a great...

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Rent the Fairgrounds

Posted June 30, 2013

Did you know that you can rent out different parts of the Fairgrounds for special events? Over the years, we have hosted a variety of events on the Fairgrounds, including weddings, birthday parties, horse shows, dog shows, craft festivals, art galleries, and more! It hosts our annual Fair, and our annual 5K Walk/Run Race, as well as many other fundraisers....

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Karina at the 2013 Topsfield Fair

Posted June 29, 2013

Topsfield Fair is excited to welcome Karina to our Picnic Area stage on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. Karina will play a one hour set starting at 5:30PM. To many people’s surprise, the voice you’ll hear isn’t coming from a seasoned industry professional – it’s coming from this 14 years old girl from Lowell, MA. Karina sums up her musical talent...

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Hold a chick, pet a calf, and have fun with many of our other farm animals!

Posted June 28, 2013

This week’s Freebie Friday is: “Hold a chick, pet a calf, and have fun with many of our other farm animals!” Topsfield Fair patrons come from all over the state, region, country, and even the world. Many of you come from inner-city areas and have never seen an actual farm. Even more of you have never interacted with (or seen,...

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Volunteering at the Fair

Posted June 27, 2013

Today’s #100DOP question is: “Have you ever volunteered at the Fair before? Do you want to in the future?” Each year, we have hundreds of volunteers who come out and help in a variety of different manners. Many patrons don’t realize that when you walk into one of our Agricultural buildings, it is more than likely you are interacting with...

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100 Days of PreFair!

Posted June 26, 2013

Can you believe it? Today, June 26th, is the 100 day mark until the 2013 Topsfield Fair! In honor of this amazing milestone, we’re introducing the 100 Days of PreFair (100DOP). Topsfield Fair will be talking to our fans every day for the next 100 days – until the Fair arrives! We have a great line-up of posts coming your...

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police 2012

Posted October 4, 2012

Hey Fair Fans! Come check out the Royal Canadian Mounted Police here at the Fair tonight at 6PM in the Arena! You have one more chance to see the Mounties before they leave! Check out this cool video to see what they’re all about and the highlights of their musical ride!   [youtube=]

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Posted October 1, 2012

Come visit the Arena here at the Topsfield Fair and see what’s pullin’! Everyday there’s a new event and up to 3,300 lbs. of FUN! Click on the link below and check out yesterday’s horse pulls!  

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“Mounties” March at the Fair This Year

Posted September 26, 2012

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or “Mounties” have performed their spectacular musical ride at the Fair in our previous years. This year, THEY ARE BACK! With a full troupe of 32 scarlet coated riders and their horses, the Mounties are ready to prove once again just how skilled they are as performers when they maneuver into various intricate figures and...

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Crazy About Cars

Posted September 25, 2012

Here at the Topsfield Fair we love cars! We host two shows in our area that are dedicated to all you car fans! One of them is the Figure 8 Races where cars race to the finish line in a figure eight. Drivers must out-think and out-maneuver their competitors in order to win this fast past action race! You can...

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Burnham is Back!!

Posted September 24, 2012

Just last week Burnham announces their scheduled performance at the fair this year on their Twitter page, for all to see. But it is safe to say that after their performance at the fair last year Burnham has created a rather large, devoted fan base here at the Topsfield Fair who have already marked their calendars for another great performance...

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100 Years!!!

Posted September 21, 2012

On Saturday, September 29th, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, the Topsfield Fair is giving FREE admission to all girl scouts dressed in uniform along with one parent. All Girl Scout troupes are also invited to march in our Grand Parade that kicks off the Fair that morning. After that, we will be having a Girl Scout...

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Emma B Gelinas

Posted September 21, 2012

Vocal dynamo, Emma B Gelinas, has been entertaining audiences since age seven and we are lucky enough to be having her perform at the reception following our First Annual 5K Road Race. Though Emma’s love for music continues to evolve, her main focus is on R&B, Pop, Contemporary Inspirational and Country. Emma is a middle school student, who has a...

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The Topsfield Fair Is Proud To Be An American

Posted September 18, 2012

Founded in 1798, the United States Marine Corps Band is the oldest continuously active professional musical organization in America. The group has over  500 performances a year and this year two of those performances are right here at the Topsfield Fair! You can come and see the U.S Marine Corps Band play for free twice a day for two days!...

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Frankie Avalon’s Coming to the Fair!

Posted September 17, 2012

With three generations of talent within the industries of music, TV, and movies, we are proud to announce Frankie Avalon’s performance at the Fair this year. For those more mature audience members, you may recall Frankie’s fame as a teenage idol when his tunes were played at the finest establishments. After playing in the band Rocco and the Saints, Avalon...

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Topsfield Fair’s ABC

Posted September 14, 2012

Do you remember learning  your ABC’s in school? Well it’s  that time again…well at least  time for school again. The Topsfield Fair wanted to congratulate everyone on completing their second week of school this year and get you even more excited about this year’s fair with everyone’s favorite song…the ABC’s.   A – wesome food! This year’s Topsfield Fair theme is ALL...

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To Chew Or Not To Chew?

Posted September 13, 2012

Would you ever think that deep fried bubblegum would come to mind while looking for something to eat at the Fair? Seems shocking, but this new treat will be making its debut at the Fair this year!  After doing some research, we found that deep fried bubble gum was a big hit at the State Fair of Texas and even...

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John Michael Montgomery

Posted August 24, 2012

Hey y’all guess who’s coming to the fair this  year? Country Super Star John Michael Montgomery! Guess who can see him for free? YOU CAN! On Friday, October 5th you can come to the Fair and see John Michael Montgomery perform live for FREE! Mr. Montgomery is a country singer phenomenon and has found unbelievable success in the music industry....

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Dock Dogs

Posted August 24, 2012

Ever wondered how you could have the most fun with your canine friend? The Dock Dogs know just how, and will provide astounding entertainment for all ages this year at the Fair. Known for their incredible leaps and athletic abilities, these dogs will sure be welcomed for their appearances at the 2012 Topsfield Fair! In the Super Elite division of...

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Performance Spotlight: The Flying Wallendas

Posted August 17, 2012

This year at the fair, the Flying Wallendas will be providing spectacular performances that will certainly prove to be jaw-dropping!  For those who are not familiar with the Flying Wallendas, let’s recall a man’s recent journey across the death defying Niagara Falls by tightrope! He was a part of the Wallenda Family! Yes, this group, or should we say, family,...

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Ready? Set?! GO!!

Posted August 15, 2012

This year, we will be hosting our first annual 5K Road Race! Yes, that’s right; you may now RACE to the fair! We are looking forward to a great turn out, as all proceeds will go towards the Essex Agricultural Society’s College Scholarship Fund. The race will be held on Sunday, September 23rd on our fairgrounds. Runners are to arrive...

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Posted August 9, 2012

There are currently advance tickets on sale at the Fair Box Office for the 2012 Topsfield Fair. Take advantage of our discounted ticket sales and buy your tickets today! Admission tickets can be purchased for $9.00 each, opposed to up to $15.00 each during the Fair! If you’re planning on visiting us more than once, Three-Day passes can also be...

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Bacon: Not Just A Breakfast Food

Posted August 7, 2012

Bacon is leaving the breakfast table behind and is coming to the Topsfield Fair this year covered in chocolate.  Yes that’s right, that last sentence just said chocolate, you read it correctly. We’re proud to announce that the Topsfield Fair will be serving a new food this year called Pigs in Mud, otherwise known as chocolate covered bacon.  Chocolate covered...

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Want to work at the fair? We will be hosting a JOB FAIR!

Posted July 18, 2012

Looking for a temporary job? Want to be a part of America’s oldest agricultural fair for it’s 2012 season? Stop by our JOB FAIR tomorrow, July 19th from 5-8 PM or Saturday, July 21st from 9 AM – Noon at Coolidge Hall on our fairgrounds. All positions are temporary and require individuals to be available during this year’s fair which will...

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Artist Spotlight – Jessica Prouty Band

Posted October 6, 2011

Local established teenage rock band, Jessica Prouty Band will be performing at the Topsfield Fair this coming season. The Jessica Prouty Band who has a huge established fan base is scheduled to perform on Saturday, October, 8, 2011 on the Trianon Stage starting at 7:00pm. This is the bands second year performing at Topsfield fair, last year being their first....

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Artist Spotlight – North Sea Gas

Posted October 4, 2011

North Sea Gas is found far from home here at the Topsfield Fair. This two man band originates from Scotland and provides attention catching, authentic folk music. They’re known for using non-traditional instruments for the United States, such as Bodhrans and Bouzoukis.  They also incorporate mandolins, guitars, whistles, fiddles, and banjos. Further increasing the unique quality of their music is...

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Topfield Fair WILL be open today!

Posted October 4, 2011

As of now, the official word is that the Topsfield Fair WILL be opening at 12 noon today. We will keep you updated as we learn more! Make sure to keep checking @TheFair and our twitter @topsfieldfair for the most up to date information

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Slushy Magic

Posted October 3, 2011

Here at the Topsfield Fair we are always looking for new products to showcase and this year we have quite an interesting product that us here in the office are very excited to try. It is called Slushy Magic! The basic idea is that the user can turn any beverage into a slushy drink. We are not exactly sure how...

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NEW RIDE! The Vertigo!

Posted October 1, 2011

This here blogger is quite afraid when it comes to rides. I mean, I had to have the ride conductor stop the Tilt-a-Whirl at the fair two years ago because I was feeling sick.  And take a look at this picture from Six Flags a few weeks ago to the left. Needless to say, I am not good with rides!...

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Fan Fav. 5 – Chrisse Santos

Posted September 29, 2011

1. Seeing the piglets – Who can resist? There’s a reason there’s always a line at the Pig House – those baby piggies are some of the cutest guys around! 2. Buying fresh honey – I must spend ten dollars just on those little honey sticks alone in the Bee House. This is one of my die-hard traditions for the...

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Artist Spotlight – Michael and Marisa

Posted September 29, 2011

Less than a year apart, 13 and 14 year old, Boston-bed siblings, Michael and Marisa, Possess the uncanny ability to get a crowd in the thousands on their feet and begging for more. Their harmonic vocals, accompanied by Michael on guitar and Marisa on drums, overflow with a pop/rock energy and refreshing spirit. citing musical influences that range from The...

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Get your votes in now!

Posted September 28, 2011

After our recent post highlighting the Fried Kool-Aid, many of our fans were horrified, but fascinated, by this strange delecacy. We got some good responses from people eager to try it, while others are refusing to even contemplate giving it a chance! Four brave souls have stepped up to the opportunity and are planning on trying this new Fair phenomenon!...

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