The 200-year-old festival runs through October 11 and will include some of the most exciting attractions, such as carnival rides and games on the Midway (including the second ferris wheel this year), giant pumpkin weights and an agricultural exhibition. Animals (and running pigs), live entertainment, and field events.
Spokesman David Thompson said: “It’s always a mix of old and new.
But something will happen at the beloved agricultural fair. Disagreements over epidemic this year.
One of these changes will be obvious.
Attendees will be required to cover their faces inside all buildings in the fairgrounds under the mandate of the Town Board of Health.
“Our goal is to always have a safe and pleasant atmosphere at the Topsfield Fair,” said James O’Brien, the festival’s general manager. “We will inform people about this mandate on our website as well as the signs posted outside and inside the fair. In addition to the need for masks inside the buildings, we encourage festival goers to attend the entire fair Use hundreds of hand washing and hand washing stations and ask anyone who is not feeling well at home.
There has also been a slight change in the timing of the festival for opening days and weekend nights, with spokesman Dave Thompson saying finding workers is partly a problem for every sector of the business.
He said that this was mainly due to lack of staff and less pressure on all volunteers. More than 700 volunteers devote their time to making the festival a success.
Thompson said that because of this, the number of vendors is also a little less, as they cannot find workers to help the staff at their booth.
However, more than 150 vendors will be set up around the fairgrounds.
And there will be a rich, select mix of foods.
“Everything is fried,” Thompson confirmed with a laugh.
Organizers are reminding the public that there is an additional parking lot down the road from the fairgrounds if needed. A shuttle bus runs from here to miles of miles according to a regular schedule.
“Don’t worry about parking,” Thompson said.
This year’s entertainment lineup includes something for all ages, Thompson said.
Frankie Avalon will perform on October 6. Special on October 38. Forget Phil on October 8. Tony Orlando on October 9 Andrew Marshall on October 10 and Colin Jamieson on October 11.
Marshall only competed on “The Voice” and Jamieson appeared on “American Idol”.
Thomson said the two men grew up in a small community boxford near Topfield and went on to succeed.
Monday, October 4 is Senior Citizen’s Day, with discounted rates for those over 60. On October 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival lights and sounds will be reduced for those who are comfortable with sensory problems. And participate safely.
Tuesday, October 5, is Military Day, when all active military members and their close families can attend free of charge.
Based on pre-sales, organizers expect to see a strong turnout after the return of the fair.
“The numbers are really strong,” Thompson said. “We’re predicting a big crowd.”
And the weather forecast is good.
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