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Final Day for Midway Special: What to Know About the Topsfield Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 9

Here's a look at some of the special things you will find at the Topsfield Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Check for this daily feature through the fair's closing day on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14.

The final day of the $20 all-you-can-ride midway special is Wednesday night at the Topsfield Fair.
The final day of the $20 all-you-can-ride midway special is Wednesday night at the Topsfield Fair.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 is the sixth day of the 2013 Topsfield Fair, the oldest fair in the country.

Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. at the Essex Agricultural Society's Fairgrounds at 207 Boston St. (Route 1) in Topsfield. The agricultural buildings close at 10 p.m.

The weather forecast calls for a sunny day with a high temperature in the low 60s. An east wind will gust to 10 miles per hour.

Wednesday will be the final day for the midway ride special from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., with unlimited rides for $20.

In the grandstand at 7 p.m., Bobby Vinton will perform. The performance is included in the price of admission.

At 5 p.m. there is an on-grounds parade where mardi gras beads, T-shirts and beach balls are distributed as the parade makes its way around the parade grounds.

Beulah the elephant will have his birthday party in the grandstand at 10:30 a.m.

The Rawhide Rodeo will have its first of two shows on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Arena. The Hallamore Clydesdale 8-Horse Hitch will perform at 1:30 p.m. and other, up until 6 p.m., there will be draft horse shows in the arena.

Lon Cerel will put on a show for kids with magic and balloons in the picnic area at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

On Arena Road (the road between the pig barn and arena), a High Dive Show will perform at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Performers on the Trianon Stage will include Tony Fonseca All Hands Drumming at 10 a.m., The Bubble Show at noon, Psychedelic Relics from 2-6 p.m. and Best of Friends from 7-10 p.m.

Admission is weekday pricing - $11 for adults on Wednesday. Children under eight are free with a paying adult. Parking is $10 per car.

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