Fan Fav. 5 – Thomas Sacco

Posted September 27, 2011

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

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Artist Spotlight – Sean Kingston

Posted September 27, 2011

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...

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Fried Kool-Aid

Posted September 26, 2011

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...

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Happy Birthday Beulah!!!

Posted September 24, 2011

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...

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Wondering what to do at the Fair?

Posted September 23, 2011

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

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Artist Spotlight – Mission Hill

Posted September 22, 2011

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...

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Avalanche Wear

Posted September 21, 2011

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...

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Artist Spotlight – Randy Houser

Posted September 20, 2011

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...

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Only 2 More Weeks!

Posted September 16, 2011

[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...

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Artist Spotlight – Nicholas Tetreault

Posted September 15, 2011

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...

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Artist Spotlight Update

Posted September 13, 2011

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...

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Artist Spotlight – Phil Vassar

Posted September 13, 2011

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...

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Topsfield Fair To Do!

Posted September 8, 2011

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...

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It’s coming!!!

Posted September 7, 2011

[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...

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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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