Every year the Topsfield Fair hosts a pageant for children between the ages of 5-8 years old to become the Junior King and Queen and serve as a representative of the fair at local parades and other events throughout the year.

This yearís pageant will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 on the Trianon Stage.

All contestants are asked to be dressed in casual attire. Each child will be interviewed on stage and be judged according to general appearance, conduct, and personality.

To enter a child, download an application from the Exhibitorís Handbook section of the fairís website found at https://topsfieldfair.org/about/exhibitor-handbook.

The 201st Topsfield Fair opens on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. and will run through Columbus Day, Oct. 14. Ticket prices for the 2019 Topsfield Fair are $15 each. Discount admission tickets are available at https://topsfieldfair.org/plan/tickets through Sept. 30. General Admission discount tickets can be purchased for $12, which are good any day during the fairís 11-day run. A three-day pass, good any three days, is available for $30. Children under 8 with an adult are free. Discounted food vouchers and ride tickets are also available when purchased in advance at https://topsfieldfair.org/plan/tickets.