Essex Agricultural Society

The Topsfield Fair is owned and operated by the Essex Agricultural Society, a non-profit organization consisting of approximately 1,280 members. The Essex Agricultural Society is dedicated to the following task: "To encourage, promote and preserve Essex County agricultural activities and to educate the general public regarding their importance. We strive to do this in an atmosphere of fun and excitement through the medium of the Topsfield Fair." A Lifetime Membership in the Society costs $275.00. Annual memberships cost $25.00. The Society is governed by an elected executive board.

Executive Board Members

  • Alvin W. Craig, President
  • Lisa D. Colby, 1st VP
  • A Richard Bonanno, 2nd VP
  • Gene N. Demsey, Secretary
  • Bruce P.Potter, Treasurer
  • Forrester A. Clark, Jr.
  • William H. Clark, Jr.
  • Francis A. Di Luna
  • William D. Fitzgerald
  • Priscilla M. Gerrard
  • Peter Gibney
  • Erwin W. Haynes
  • Edward A. White
  • James P. O'Brien, General Manager

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 134, Topsfield, MA 01983



The Essex Agricultural Society is a non-profit corporation.
All donations are welcome and tax-deductible.



Next Event:

Statewide Agricultural Fairs Judging Workshop

May 30, 2015 8:00 am until 4:00 pm

MDAR (Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources) will present an Agricultural Fair Judging Workshop at Coolidge Hall on the Topsfield Fairgrounds. In order to be a Certified Judge for Fruits, Vegetables, Canning, and Community/Grange Exhibits, a judge candidate needs to attend instructional training.
To Register: Email Ellen.Hart@state.ma.us
Deadline is May 27th - but we ask you to register early!

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207 Boston Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

Phone: 978-887-5000

essex@topsfieldfair.org

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