Tuesday, Oct. 8 is the fifth 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 partly sunny day with temperatures in the mid-60s. The wind will blow from the west at 8-15 miles per hour with gusts to 20 mph.
Tuesday is Military Day, which means anyone who is active duty military will get free admission along with any immediate family member with them at the gate.
In the grandstand at 7 p.m., American Idol finalist Angie Miller of Beverly will perform. The performance is included in the price of admission.
There’s a midway ride special from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., with unlimited rides for $20.
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.
In the Arena, the Hallamore Clydesdale 8-Horse Hitch will perform at 1:30 p.m. Otherwise, there will be oxen pulling in the arena for the rest of the day.
The 2013 American Honey Queen Caroline Adams will be in the Beekeeping Building all day.
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.
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.
Performers on the Trianon Stage will include Tony Fonseca All Hands Drumming from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Bubble Show at 2 p.m., Overboard from 4-6 p.m. and Krista Angelucci from 7-10 p.m.
Admission is weekday pricing - $11 for adults on Sunday. Children under eight are free with a paying adult. Parking is $10 per car.