Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair Kicks Off, Bringing Food, Music and Giant Pumpkins

You can head to Topsfield to enjoy the fair's offerings, which include lots of food, animals, music and giant pumpkins

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The 204th Topsfield Fair kicked off Friday, a storied event promising everything from parades, music, games, food, all the way to giant pumpkins.

The fair began Friday and ends Oct. 10. The fair's website features daily programs for each day it's running. Visitors can expect appearances from country music star Trace Adkins, the Essex County Sheriff's Office's K-9 Unit and many more.

The Topsfield Fair has been a mainstay autumn event in Topsfield, Massachusetts since 1818, and is known as the country's oldest county fair. Among its most celebrated events is the giant pumpkin weigh-in. There was a new record set this year, with Jamie Graham's pumpkin topping the scales at 2,480 pounds.

One of the fair's claims to fame is being home to the first one ton pumpkin ever grown in the world.

If food is more your thing, look forward to a wide variety of offerings, including baked potatoes, apple crisp, German fries and deep-fried oreos.

You can learn more about buying your ticket in the door and other attractions on the Topsfield Fair website.

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