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Topsfield Fair

It’s fall, and time for the Topsfield Fair, the oldest in the country. Started in 1818 to encourage agriculture interest in Essex County, now also entertains with rides and games as well as the traditional mainstays. The pumpkin weigh-off is a popular New England ritual many look forward to every year. -Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

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