The Topsfield Fair is the oldest and one of the largest fairs in North America. Started in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society with a goal to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers in Essex county. Now almost 200 years later the Topsfield fair has become one of the largest fairs in the United States with a 2014 attendance of 470,000 fair goers.
The 2015 Topsfield Fair is predicted to be a record setting year and is host to number of classic fair attractions such as Midway rides, Grandstand Shows, Educational Exhibits and an Agriculture showcase and competitions.
Topsfield Fair Grandstand Shows
All the 2015 Topsfield Fair Grandstand Shows are included in the price of admission. The 2015 Grandstand will feature musical performances from the Navy Band, Tony Orlando, MKTO and Clint Black. There will also be feature performances by the Dock Dogs, Strictly Sinatra Now and Axe Women Loggers of Maine. View the Full Grandstand Schedule
Topsfield Fair 2015 Attactions
- Midway Rides and Games
- Grandstand shows
- Musical Performances
- Creative Collab Tour Youtube Music Festival
- Rides and activities for children
- Antique Farm Tractor Pull
- Demolition Derby
- Draft Horse Show
- Agriculture showcase and competition
- Dozens of concessions and vendors
Topsfield Fair Competitions
The 2015 Topsfield Fair will be host to a number of agriculture and livestock competitions for both adult and youth exhibitors. This years competition categories include a Youth Dairy Goats, Rabbit’s , Senior and Junior Doe Shows, Bee Keeping, Cattle, Flowers, Fruit, Fine Arts, Horse and Oxen Pulling and many more. There are a ton of exhibitions and contests to check out each day in different locations on the grounds.
Topsfield Fair Tickets
Fair admission tickets can be purchased at the gate upon arrival. All grandstand shows are included in the price of admission. Tickets for Digifest and the Monster Truck shows are not included in the price of admission and can be purchase online.
|General (Weekend / Holidays / Oct 9)||$15|
|3 Day Ticket||$25|
|Children (Under 8)||$10|
|Ride Tickets (10)||$24|
Topsfield Fair 2015 Discounts
Discount admission tickets to the 2015 Topsfield Fair are available at many local businesses for only $9 until October 1, 2015 including Crosby’s Market, First Ipswich Bank, Dawson’s True Value Hardware and Winfrey’s fudge.
- Oct 5 – $8 admission for seniors (60 and over)
- Oct 6 – Free admission for military personnel and family with presentation of military ID.
Pro-tip: Don’t be afraid to haggle, due to the large amount of foot traffic on the fairgrounds most product vendors are more negotiable on price then they normally would be. This tip probably won’t work on any of the food vendors.
Topsfield Fair Food
The 2015 Topsfield fair will offer nearly 300 unique vendors to checkout offering a wide range of dishes from tradition fair food to apple pie, fried oreos and nearly every type of ethnic food imaginable. Make sure to budget for food and bring an appetite!
Topsfield Fair 2015 Hours
The 2015 Topsfield Fair opens daily from 10am to 10pm. The fair will close in cases of inclement weather.
Topsfield Fair Parking
There are 5 parking lots surrounding on all sides of the Topsfield fairgrounds available for a $10 parking fee.
What is your favorite thing to do at the Topsfield Fair? Share your experiences below!