Wicked Fall Guide

Wicked Fall Guide

Wicked Fall Guide

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: The August full moon known as the 'Sturgeon Moon' rises behind the ferris wheel at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court Estate, on August 11, 2022 in Bristol, England. From the event's small beginning in 1979, the Fiesta has grown into what has become Europe's largest annual hot air balloon festival. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a charity, run by a committee, and remains free of charge to the public. It attracts over 100 hot-air balloons and 500,000 visitors over the four days of the event. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

To me, The Topsfield Fair is the BIG E, east. 

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. From September 30 to October 10, Topsfield becomes the north shore’s epicenter for family fun, food and Ferris wheels.  This fair comes with everything you’d expect from your good ole fashioned home town fair. What do I expect from a good ole fashioned hometown fair? Well, sit back and see if your list matches mine:

Pumpkin weigh-in

Hot dog eating contest

Farm animals with ribbons


Deep Fried Oreos (Actually, I never had this)

Apple Crisp (THIS, I have had)

Powdered sugar on my clothes


Cool cowboy hats you can buy. (One day I will, I will buy one)

Performances from at least one big act I have heard of like Kansas

Tractor pulls

The Flying Wallendas

Clydesdales (A Jaybeau favorite)

And of course, more fair FOOD!


According to their website: On February 16, 1818, the first meeting about creating the Essex Agricultural Society to promote Agricultural interest, was held.  Thanks to about 20 “practical farmers” at the Cyrus Cummings Tavern in Topsfield, The Topsfield Fair was born. 


The fair is located on the beautiful north shore of our great state at 207 Boston St, Topsfield, MA 01983. Of course, if you have never been to the fair, there are many questions you may have., like cost of admission, are the concerts free, parking, ATM access and many, many more. We took a deep dive into the fair, and came up a comprehensive list of items we thought you would be asking. Of course we recommend you take some time to research your trip, yourself. But, I wanted to give you a jump start, to help you insure a fun safe trip to the Topsfield Fair!

So, let’s get to it! It’s the Topsfield Fair, everything you need!

  • Fair Map

  • Performers-Trace Adkins

  • Admission/tickets

    $15 Dollars General Admission

    $45 Dollars-3 Day Pass

    $30 Dollars-10 Fair Rides

    $40 Ride Wrist Band

    More Info

  • The Food!!

    This is called the Gobbler-Happy early Thanksgiving….I think I need to buy  a ticket.

  • Hours

    Friday, September 30th – 4:00-10:00pm

    Saturday, October 1st – 10:00-10:00pm

    Sunday, October 2nd – 10:00-9:00pm

    Monday, October 3rd – 11:00-9:00pm

    Tuesday, October 4th – 11:00-9:00pm

    Wednesday, October 5th – 11:00-9:00pm

    Thursday, October 6th – 10:00-10:00pm

    Friday, October 7th – 10:00-10:00pm

    Saturday, October 8th – 10:00-10:00pm

    Sunday, October 9th – 10:00-10:00pm

    Monday, October 10th – 10:00-8:00pm

  • How Do We Get There?


    207 Boston Street
    Topsfield, MA 01983

    From Points South
    Take Route 95 North to Exit 70 (formerly Exit 50) /Route 1 – Follow Route 1 north to the Fairgrounds on right.

    From Points North
    Take Route 95 South to Exit 76 (formerly Exit 53) / Route 97 – Follow Route 97 south to Route 1 – Follow Route 1 south to Fairgrounds on left.

  • Parades and More!

    Parades & More! - Topsfield Fair - 2023

    Don't miss one of our Topsfield Fair On-Grounds parades! On the first Friday of the Topsfield Fair, join us for an on-grounds parade at 6:00 PM! We also have three weekday parades that take place through the fairgrounds at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Daily Schedule


  • Animals-Nellie Wants to Meet YOU!

    Animals - Topsfield Fair - 2023

    The Cattle Barn is host to many head of cattle, some with calves, a pair of oxen, and many times a pregnant cow which will give birth over the course of the Fair. Among the breeds on display are Jersey, Brown Swiss, Red Holstein, White Holstein, and Guernsey's.

  • What If I Want To Stay More Than A Day?

    Accommodations - Topsfield Fair - 2023

    Register for our Mailing List to keep up with all the latest Topsfield Fair News!

  • What If My Family Has Special Needs?

    Accessibility - Topsfield Fair - 2023

    Sensory Day is an opportunity for a more sensory sensitive experience to the Topsfield Fair for families who have family members with autism or sensory processing disorders. Vendors will have no flashing lights, music or announcements. Sound for entertainment and stages will be lowered and announcements on the grounds will be limited and turned down as well.

  • Questions? The Answer Is Right Here From A-Z!

    FAIRly Common Questions - Topsfield Fair - 2023

    We, at Topsfield Fair, pride ourselves in making the Fairgrounds and its venues accessible to all of our guests. Most of the Fairgrounds is paved to accommodate our guests in wheelchairs and on scooters. We have manual wheelchairs available to rent for $20 on a first come first served basis at the gate next to Parking Lot A/River Gate.

  • Contact Info

    2022 Topsfield Fair:

    Sept. 30th – Oct. 10th, 2022

    PO Box 134
    Topsfield, MA 01983



     [email protected]

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