Every year the Topsfield Fair comes to town and this year me and my girls decided to use our professional critiquing abilities and check it out. We spent the day walking around the fair, riding plenty of the rides, playing the classic games, and of course, enjoying the food.
This is definitely a place for people of all ages and walks of life. They do a great job making sure that there is something for everyone. Most of the Fairgrounds is paved to accommodate guests in wheelchairs and on scooters. Conveniently located near the Picnic Area, a private Nursing Mother’s Lounge and an Adult Changing Room, which is in the same area as our haven for the Kids Safe Zone, which is staffed whenever the Fair is open. There’s also plenty of hand wash/hand sanitizing stations throughout the Fairgrounds to keep everyone healthy and happy.
There was over 200 vendors present at the fair offering a wide variety of quality goods, services, demonstrations, and food. We could spend all day enjoying ourselves. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious as well.
Walking around it seemed like they offered just about everything! They had wood stoves, leather goods, jewelry, dog treats, novelties, books, toys, tractors and more. Naturally after working up an appetite walking around the fair and smelling all the delicious aromas, you can have your choice of food. They offer everything from traditional “fair” food to more restaurant-type fare… apple pie, cinnamon rolls, fried Oreos, and ice cream sundaes… Italian, Greek, Mexican, and Chinese foods, BBQ, and seafood. Once again, definitely something there for everyone.
In our typical “keeping it real” fashion, we are inclined to tell you the things that weren’t so great. Although admission to the fair itself isn’t too pricey, if you plan on playing any games, enjoying the food, or riding any rides throughout the day, it can definitely start to add up. Aside from that though, my daughters and I can both agree that this is a can’t miss activity that happens every year in Topsfield, Massachusetts. The Topsfield Fair always ends on Columbus Day and runs for the 10 days prior.