Editors’ Choice 

Topsfield Fair, Topsfield

Standout Qualities: The Topsfield Fair is almost 200 years old, but that doesn’t mean that it’s stale—quite the opposite. In fact, the United State’s oldest agricultural fair seems to get bigger and more bustling every year: its rides more daring, its giant pumpkins more impressive, and its fried food more indulgent. For all its glitz, though, part of Topsfield Fair’s charm is its devotion to the more traditional fair attractions, too, like blue-ribbon jams, quilts, veggies, and more.

207 Boston St., Topsfield, 978-887-5000, topsfieldfair.org


Readers’ Choice 

Topsfield Fair, Topsfield