To me, it’s the BIG E, east. So here we go with our comprehensive guide! No waiting for this ride, so hop on to Topsfield Fair: Everything You Need To Know!

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 hometown 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-

Tractor pulls-

The Flying Wallendas-


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 To Know!

  • Fair Map

    207 Boston Street
    Topsfield, MA 01983

    This map gives you the lay of the land for the fair!

  • Headline Performers


    (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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  • Tickets

    You can buy advanced tickets for $15. If you’re a ride the rides person, it’s $30.

  • Food!

    Food - Topsfield Fair - 2023

    What types of food can you find at the Topsfield Fair? Check out some of the amazing choices below!

    I want to eat this computer screen. Yes, the BEST fair food you have ever had. Don’t worry, you’ll walk it off.

  • How Do We Get There?

    Topsfield Fairgrounds

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    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.

  • Fair Hours

    Friday, September 29th – 4:00-10:00pm

    Saturday, September 30th – 10:00-10:00pm

    Sunday, October 1st – 10:00-9:00pm

    Monday, October 2nd – 11:00-9:00pm

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

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

    Thursday, October 5th – 10:00-10:00pm

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

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

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

    Monday, October 9th – 10:00-8:00pm

  • 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.

    I’m a Clydesdale horse guy. I can’t believe those big creatures are from our planet.

  • What If I Want to Stay Over?

    Accommodations - Topsfield Fair - 2023

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    It could easy use up more than one day to see the entire fair!

  • Do They Have Animals?

    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.

    One of the fair’s most famous is Nellie, their milking cow. She wants to meet you!

  • 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.

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