Family Fun, Topsfield Fair

10 Secret Things You Might Miss at the 2015 Topsfield Fair

Say the words "Topsfield Fair" and people who have spent very year at the Fair will tell you what they go for. For some it's the food, the rides, the animals, the giant pumpkin, the big name concerts, the food, the food.

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The Mandatory New England Fall Foliage Blog

When you live in New England, you're just expected to fall in love with fall all over again every year.

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Apple Picking Etiquette

Eating the apple in Eden isn’t the only apple-based crime. After a recent trip to three orchards, I witnessed a dire need for a course on Apple Picking Etiquette. And so I present my list of the Top 10 "Don'ts" About Apple Picking.

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A Boggy Day in Middleton

Why would someone wuss out from crossing a 6-acre blog? It was not a rhetorical question.

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Walk With a Great Blue Heron in the Field of Honor (Newburyport, MA)

Knowing where you are headed is just the framework for an adventure that can take you anywhere.

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Apple Picking Etiquette

REFRESH YOUR MEMORY WITH THE RULES OF APPLE PICKING....CLICK ON THE APPLE PHOTO.   Apple Picking Etiquette.

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ONE (OR MORE) PERFECT FUNGI/MUSHROOM – 24 HOUR PHOTO CONTEST

DEADLINE POSTPONED TIL THE END OF SANDY (AKA FRANKENCANE OR FRANKENSTORM)....NEW DEADLINE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON....BE SAFE EVERYBODY! The summer drought here in New England left little hope of producing the bouquet of wild mushrooms that typically add interest to the forest floor once the leaves take to releasing their grip on deciduous branches. And… Continue reading ONE (OR MORE) PERFECT FUNGI/MUSHROOM – 24 HOUR PHOTO CONTEST

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It Really is The Great Pumpkin – Competing for the Biggest Pumpkin EVER

At the 2012 Topsfield Fair, a world record smashing giant pumpkin, the first to exceed one ton (2,009 lbs) is encased in a glass mausoleum as the receiving line wraps around the building - who are the people who grow these things?