The 2021 Topsfield Fair kicked off Friday night, and with it, the All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. This year’s winner was Alex Noel of Abington, Connecticut, for his pumpkin weighing 2,092 pounds. The All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off began at the Topsfield Fair in 1984, as an offshoot of the fair’s Family Garden Largest Cucurbit Contest. That year,…
Known as America’s oldest county fair, the Topsfield Fair is back after a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic. General Manager Jim O’Brien says ticket sales are significantly better than 2019, despite higher prices. The fair runs through Oct. 11.