Hold a chick, pet a calf, and have fun with many of our other farm animals!
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,... Read More
Volunteering at the Fair
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... Read More
100 Days of PreFair!
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... Read More
Royal Canadian Mounted Police 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=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu8w3_lpSas&list=UUxlWPQgRbd2OhZ9Hqs0tcnw&index=1&feature=plcp] Read More
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! Read More
Sep. 29, 2012 – 2nd Day of Fair Fun!
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“Mounties” March at the Fair This Year
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... Read More
Crazy About Cars
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... Read More
Burnham is Back!!
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... Read More
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... Read More
Emma B Gelinas
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... Read More
The Topsfield Fair Is Proud To Be An American
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!... Read More
Frankie Avalon’s Coming to the Fair!
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... Read More
Topsfield Fair’s ABC
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... Read More
To Chew Or Not To Chew?
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... Read More
John Michael Montgomery
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.... Read More
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... Read More
Performance Spotlight: The Flying Wallendas
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,... Read More
Ready? Set?! GO!!
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... Read More
ATTENTION ALL FAIR GOERS!
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... Read More
Bacon: Not Just A Breakfast Food
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... Read More
Want to work at the fair? We will be hosting a JOB FAIR!
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... Read More
Artist Spotlight – Jessica Prouty Band
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.... Read More
The Topsfield Fair will be closing today at SIX!
Due to the weather, the Topsfield Fair has made the decision to close today at 6PM. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call the office at 978-887-5000 Read More
Artist Spotlight – North Sea Gas
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... Read More
Topfield Fair WILL be open today!
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 Read More
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... Read More
NEW RIDE! The Vertigo!
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!... Read More
Fan Fav. 5 – Chrisse Santos
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... Read More
Artist Spotlight – Michael and Marisa
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... Read More
Get your votes in now!
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!... Read More
Fan Fav. 5 – Amanda Gioacchini
1. Largest pumpkin 2. Poultry barn 3. Gobbler sandwiches 4. The Midway! 5. The Essex Aggie FFA’s Cider Stand to get a delicious hot apple cider!!! Read More
ABC’s of the Fair
A-ll about agriculture B-ee Building has 4 observation hives with a total of 16,000 honey bees C-ow Barn hosts 60 cows and calves D-uring the fair, there can be at least 30 volunteers and demonstrators at any one time in Coolidge Hall alone E-xibitors can be any age F-udge served in over 25 different flavors G-o Green With Us! H-allamore... Read More
Fan Fav. 5 – Thomas Sacco
1.) Making beeswax candles 2.) Dunking that crazy clown in the booth (trying to anyway) 3.) Dan the Candy Man 4.) Cheap refills…every 3rd free at Texas Grill all day long 5.) Sheeps and Goats Read More
Artist Spotlight – Sean Kingston
Nowadays, many artists take to social media to try to make it big. Sean Kingston did just that and succeeded. He was discovered from Mypspace and was quickly signed to Beluga Heights Records. His first single “Beautiful Girls” hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 list. The song also went on to be number one in Australia and... Read More
Fan Fav. 5 – Ronald Adams
1. Tractor Pulls 2. The Biggest Pumpkin 3. Rides 4. Fried Dough 5. The Money pole Read More
It is not a shocker that one of the hottest new fair foods is deep fried. What IS shocking is that the “food” is actually a popular beverage. Have I confused you yet? One man at the San Diego County created a popular treat with the flavor of Kool-Aid. The recipe is quite a secret but is basically a batter... Read More
Happy Birthday Beulah!!!
Come meet Beulah! Beulah the Elephant will be celebrating her 46th Birthday this year at the Topsfield Fair. Beulah’s Birthday Party will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 10:30am in the Grandstand at the Topsfield Fair. On her birthday Beulah will enjoy a birthday cake presented to her by the Topsfield Fair for being an amazing elephant. Throughout... Read More
Wondering what to do at the Fair?
This year the fair is the LONGEST running season ever and we have PLENTY of things to do for EVERYONE! Check out this brief overview of our program and check out our whole program on our website Read More
Artist Spotlight – Mission Hill
New England residents are going CRAZY for Mission Hill! Ever since their formation in 2007, this local alternative rock band from Boston, MA has been rising up the rankings. In a short four years, Mission Hill has become a singing sensation on the East Coast. After the release of “Mission Hill EP” (their first EP), people couldn’t get enough of... Read More
We here at the fair love to welcome local companies to display their products. Avalanche Wear is here this year for the first time. The company is locally based but their products can be found at hundreds of retailers across the nation. Avalanche Wear was founded in 1987 by Ron Petrucci and works with his children, Ron and Talia. It... Read More
Artist Spotlight – Randy Houser
Randy Houser was born with musical talent in his blood. His father played at small venues around Lake, Mississippi, Randy’s hometown, and greatly influenced his son. From a young age, Randy knew he wanted to be a musician, and at only 13 years old, he started his first band. He continued performing through college until 2002 when he moved to... Read More
Only 2 More Weeks!
[slideshow] Hello Fair Fans! Can you believe the Fair is only 2 weeks from today? That’s right, at 1PM two Fridays from now, the streets of Topsfield will be lined with people waiting for the gates to open for the 2011 Topsfield Fair. The information booths are starting to be put in place and a TON of the tents are... Read More
Artist Spotlight – Nicholas Tetreault
At only 17 years old, Nicholas Tetreault is the ultimate triple threat. Not only is he an actor, but he is a singer and songwriter as well! Since he was four years old, Nicholas knew he was destined for stardom. His diverse fan group is attracted by a combination of his talent and individuality. He has a mix of cultural... Read More
Artist Spotlight Update
As we get closer to the fair, we want to spotlight more of the amazing artists that we have performing this year! So now we will feature a different artist every Tuesday AND Thursday as part of our Artist Spotlight series. Make sure to buy your fair tickets NOW and see some of the amazing acts we have this... Read More
Artist Spotlight – Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar debuted on the country scene as a songwriter in the late 1990’s. He wrote for artists that include Jo Dee Messina, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, and Neal McCoy. Handful of the songs became number ones and earned him the title of American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers’s (ASCAP) Songwriter of the Year in 1999. In late... Read More
Topsfield Fair To Do!
This year’s Topsfield Fair will be the LONGEST in our history. We have pushed back the opening time on opening day to 1pm! How many hours are we open exactly? Well lets do the math. So we open Opening Day at 1pm and close daily at 11pm. Day one we got 10 hours of fun already! Consecutive days, we are... Read More
[slideshow] 22 Days and a bunch of hours! The Topsfield Fair is less than 23 days away, but it wasn’t until I got to the Office this morning that I realized how close that really was. Sure, yesterday there had been 3 people in a booth, cleaning and getting ready for the Fair, and of course, the some of the... Read More
Artist Spotlight – Texaco Country Showdown
The Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA, will host the New England State Final of the 30th Annual Texaco Country Showdown, America’s largest country music talent search. The show will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 4:00 pm for FREE in the Grandstand. Contestants at this year’s Texaco Country Showdown New England State Final represent radio stations: WEBB Augusta, ME;... Read More
Easy as Pie: Enter the Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship at the Topsfield Fair
Got a great pie? Pillsbury® invites pie lovers to take part in the Topsfield Fair pie baking contest. Your passion for pie could lead to a $5,000 national grand prize from the makers of Pillsbury Pie Crusts. Topsfield Fair this year operates Friday September, 30th throughMonday October, 10th 2011. To enter the 2011 Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship, sign up with... Read More