Monday, Oct. 7 is the fourth day of the 2013 Topsfield Fair, the oldest fair in the country.
Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. at the Essex Agricultural Society's Fairground at 207 Boston St. (Route 1) in Topsfield. The agricultural buildings close at 10 p.m.
The weather forecast calls for a mix of clouds, fog and shower with temperatures in the mid-70s. There could be heavy showers at times and the possibility of wind gusts up to 23 miles per hour.
Monday is Senior Citizen Day, with $8 admission for anyone age 60 and older.
There’s a midway ride special from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., with unlimited rides for $20.
In the Arena, the Hallamore Clydesdale 8-Horse Hitch will perform at 1:30 p.m. Otherwise, there will be horse pulling in the arena for the rest of the day.
In the grandstand, “The Fools” perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Both shows are free with admission.
The Fleischmann’s Yeast Best Baking Contest runs all day in Coolidge Hall, with the winner announced at 9 p.m.
The 2013 American Honey Queen Caroline Adams will be in the Beekeeping Building all day.
On Arena Road (the road between the pig barn and arena), a High Dive Show will perform at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Performers on the Trianon Stage will include the Wakefield Retired Men’s Club Band from 10-11:30 a.m., The Bubble Show at noon, Senior Tones from 2-5 p.m., The Kid Jazz band from 6-9 p.m.
Admission is weekday pricing - $11 for adults on Sunday. Children under eight are free with a paying adult. Parking is $10 per car.