Artist Spotlight – Texaco Country Showdown

Posted September 6, 2011

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;...

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Easy as Pie: Enter the Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship at the Topsfield Fair

Posted August 31, 2011

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...

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ARE YOU THE NEXT CHOCOLATE CHAMPION?

Posted August 31, 2011

If you cheer for chocolate, check out the 2011 Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship at the Topsfield Fair! Topsfield Fair this year operates Friday September, 30th through Monday October, 10th 2011. The competition calls for tempting treats, cakes and desserts featuring decadent Ghirardelli chocolate. From individual sweet snacks, to rich desserts that can serve a party, anything that delivers the intense flavor...

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COMPETE FOR CASH AND A CAUSE IN THE TOPSFIELD FAIR’S FLEISCHMANN’S YEAST BREAD BAKING CONTEST

Posted August 31, 2011

Don’t miss the 2011 Fleischmann’s Yeast “Bake for the Cure” at the fair, a nationwide recipe contest that celebrates bread baking and raises breast cancer awareness. There’s $400 in cash prizes at Topsfield Fair, plus $3000 in national grand prizes. Topsfield Fair this year operates Friday September, 30th through Monday October, 10th 2011. For each entry nationwide, ACH Food Companies...

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Aritst Spotlight – Burnham

Posted August 30, 2011

Alex, Andre and Forrest Burnham have been performing together for seven years, which is pretty remarkable because the three brothers from Vermont are, respectively, just 18, 16 and 14. Early on Burnham took over their family living room and converted it into a jam space where they honed their skills playing for four to five hours a day.   After...

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Welcome To The Freakshow!

Posted August 24, 2011

Going forth, we have thought of a clever idea to distinguish us bloggers from each other and for you to get to know us a little bit. I have chosen a theme for our names. I looked a little into side show acts and discovered that during Victorian Times, freak shows were very popular. People in that era would pay...

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Artist Spotlight – Mike Posner

Posted August 23, 2011

At 22 years old, Mike Posner has quickly become a singing sensation. His career began in 2009 when he released a mixtape that he had recorded in his college dorm room on iTunesU. Shortly after it’s release, “A Matter of Time” hit Number 1 on iTunesU. As Posner’s album became more and more loved, major-labels began a bidding war.  Eventually...

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Hundreds of Contests to Enter at 2011 Topsfield Fair

Posted August 19, 2011

The following press release is courtesy of Thompson Communications: The 2011 Topsfield Fair, running September 30th – October 10th will offer hundred of contests for both amateur and professional entrants.  Contests, some which include prize money while others are just for bragging rights, include: Art (Amateur & Professional) – Painting, Graphics, Photography, etc.  Entry Deadline: 9/2 Beekeeping – Honey Products, Beeswax Candles, Arts &...

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Topsfield Fair Featured on Fox 25!

Posted August 17, 2011

Last Friday, I got the chance to attend a Fox 25 Zip Trip. For those of you not familiar, the local Fox News broadcasts from a different town/city each Friday and last Friday was Topsfield, MA’s turn! The staff here in the Topsfield Fair office all took a field trip to Topsfield Commons to be a part of the excitement...

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Woody Lancaster’s Giant Pumpkin

Posted August 16, 2011

Nestled away in a residential neighborhood in Topsfield, MA is the garden that Woody Lancaster grows his giant pumpkins in. I recently visited Woody to check in on how his pumpkins were doing. Its only August and these local pumpkin jewels are already about 700-800 lbs. Woody explained to me that these pumpkins, Dill’s Atlantic Pumpkins, are mostly water at...

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Artist Spotlight – Ayla Brown

Posted August 16, 2011

Massachusetts born and raised Ayla Brown is no ordinary girl. Her father is Massachusetts junior senator, Scott Brown and her mother is former WCVB-5 reporter Gail Huff. She is one of the top female high school basketball players in the state scoring 2,358 career points making her the 6th all time leading scorer in MA between men and women. At...

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Indiana State Fair

Posted August 16, 2011

We here at the Topsfield Fair are all deeply saddened to hear about the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair over the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected and to the family and friends of those who were injured and those who lost their lives.

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Artist Spotlight – Joey + Rory

Posted August 9, 2011

Husband and wife Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek together make up the duo that is simply, Joey + Rory. Staring as a songwriter, Rory has written songs for country artists like Blake Shelton, Clay Walker, and Easton Corbin. Joey+Rory together got their start on CMT’s Can You Duet where they were third place finalists. After being eliminated, the...

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The Ticket Booth is open!!!

Posted August 8, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Ticket Booth is OPEN! As of 9:00AM this morning our Main Gate Ticket Booth is open and ready for business! Come by Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 4:00PM and purchase your discounted presale tickets!  You can get EVERYTHING here, from admission and ride tickets to food vouchers and concert tickets, and better yet you can SAVE...

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Artist Spotlight – Allstar Weekend

Posted August 2, 2011

After becoming a fan favorite on Disney’s Next Big Thing (NBT) (under the band name ALLSTAR), Zachary Porter, Nathan Darmody, Cameron Quiseng, and Michael Martinez signed with Hollywood Records to record their debut album, Suddenly Yours. The group quickly released many singles which became hits on RadioDisney. Allstar Weekend got the opportunity to tour with last year’s Topsfield Fair performer,...

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Buy Your Pre-Fair Tickets!

Posted August 1, 2011

Did you know you can buy tickets before the fair and save $$$? Buy discount admission tickets and ride tickets NOW! $8.50 for admission ($10-$12 at the fair) and $20 for 11 rides! Also before they sell out, buy Mike Posner tickets and Allstar Weekend with Burnham tickets! Like the fair A LOT?! Buy a Three-Day Pass for only $21....

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Announcing ALLSTAR WEEKEND

Posted August 1, 2011

The Topsfield Fair is proud to announce Allstar Weekend as our special guest with Burnham! Catch the concert at the Fair for $15 (plus fair admission) on October 8th at 11AM. They will be performing in the Topsfield Fair Arena with General Seating, so be sure to get here early to get the best seats! Buy your tickets NOW by...

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Job Fair

Posted July 27, 2011

Do you love the Topsfield Fair? Want to work here? Well you are in luck! The fair is looking for seasonal employees to work at the fair! This is a PAID position The 193rd annual Topsfield Fair will run from Friday, September 30 through Monday October 10, 2011. To ensure the Fair runs smoothly and is a fun and enjoyable...

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Welcome to @The Fair!

Posted July 18, 2011

Welcome to the brand new Topsfield Fair blog, @The Fair! We have revamped our blog and are planning exciting things this season! Stay tuned and make sure to subscribe to our blog to stay connected to America’s Oldest Fair!

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