NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The three-county fair in Northampton has officially kicked off for the weekend.
You can ride a caterpillar, eat some fried dough and win a Big Bird to take home.
Representative Bruce Shallcross told us Friday, “This is our 196th year we claim to be the oldest continuous agricultural fair in the country.”
So what’s new this year? A jousting show and a new monster truck. ”Megausauraus which shoots flames and eats cars you know for the kids,” says Bruce.
And there is plenty to do outside but in the barns there is even more. Check it out! There are vendors of every kind at the fair. You can take home unique jewelry and see Allison’s handcrafted chain wedding dress.
“Chains are not the fittest thing so we actually reinforced it in the back and added extra rings to have it fitted up,” explains Allison Pettengill.
And you can find everything local, from Atkins apple cider donuts to cupcakes both to eat and to clean with.
Maybe the parents out there would like to relax and taste some flavors from a farm right down the street.
Susan Godard with the Mineral Hills Winery says, “Our blueberry wine is most popular one this year. It’s made from all local blueberries and our daughter is our graphic design artist.”
While the kids can get their face painted.
“It’s actually the best one I ever had because it has jewels,” says Edith Parkeryourga, from Northampton.
Emma Landry with At Face & Eye Face Painting asks her young client, “How beautiful is that? (Good) what do you think? (Beautiful!)”
And there’s animals too! Little Annie here was just born on Monday you can come here and meet all of her new friends.
“We’ve got a lot of farm animals as well as some animals from the Lupa Zoo we’ve got some arctic fox pups,” explains Heather Perry with Baby Barnyard.
You’ll meet Rupert the pig and give Mr. Cow a kiss and maybe even adopt a puppy to take home.
There’s plenty of time for you to get out and enjoy the fair this weekend. It runs through Monday.
Gates open at 11:00 each morning. Ticket prices are $10 for adults. Seniors and veterans get in for $8. And kids 11 and under are free.
For a full list of all the entertainment and events happening there this weekend check out the Three County Fair website by clicking here.