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Attractions and Events

Highlights - 2017

Coleman Bros. Midway Show
WWLP Channel 22 - Mass Appeal LIVE
Swifty Swine Productions
Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
Buddy the Clown
Flying High Frisbee Dogs
Shootout Productions Truck Pull
Hagar's Farm Market Fried Dough Eating Contest
Tom's Famous Long Hot Dog & Grill Hot Dog Eating Contest
The 22News & The CW Springfield Community Stage
The Kids' Tent
Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby


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Thursday Parade

The 2017 Parade theme is "Gateway to Fun". The parade is held Thursday, September 7 and begins at 5:00 p.m.

Application forms are available to download. Parade Rules can be viewed here. Forms should be returned no later than Thursday, August 25, 2017.

Questions can be emailed to Michael Nelson.


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2017 Fair Schedule

All events and times are subject to change.

A printable schedule is available to download.

Thursday, September 7th

3:00 PM Gates Open
3:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
4:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
4:00 PM Coleman Brothers Midway
4:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:00 PM Kick-Off Parade
6:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
6:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
7:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher
7:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions

Friday, September 8th
10:00 AM Gates Open
11:00 AM WWLP Channel 22 - Mass Appeal LIVE
12:00 PM Senior Bingo
1:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
2:00 PM Celebration of Towers 100th Anniversary
2:30 PM The Marvelous Mutts
3:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
4:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher
4:00 PM Coleman Brothers Midway
4:30 PM The Marvelous Mutts
5:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
6:00 PM Stoney Robert’s Demo Derby
5:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
6:00 PM High School Trivia
6:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
7:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
8:00 PM Live Music by BackTrack

Saturday, September 9th
8:00 AM Gates Open
9:00 AM Youth Cattle Show
11:00 AM Coleman Brothers Midway
11:45 AM Swifty Swine Productions
12:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
2:00 PM Franklin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Demos
2:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
3:15 PM Sylvia Fletcher
3:00 PM Hager’s Farm Market Fried Dough Eating Contest
4:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
5:00 PM Truck Pull by Shootout Productions
5:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
6:15 PM The Marvelous Mutts
7:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
7:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
8:00 PM Live Music by Chickenwire

Sunday, September 10th
8:00 AM Gates Open
8:30 AM Open Cattle Show
11:00 AM Coleman Brothers Midway
11:45 AM Swifty Swine Productions
12:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
1:15 PM The Marvelous Mutts
2:00 PM Franklin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Demos
2:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
3:15 PM Sylvia Fletcher
4:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
5:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:30 PM Stoney Robert’s Demo Derby
5:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
6:00 PM Tom’s Hot Dogs Hot Dog Eating Contest
6:15 PM The Marvelous Mutts
6:45 PM Swifty Swine Productions

All times subject to change.


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Kids' Activities

There are many kids' activities at the Franklin County Fair! We have the Baby Barnyard petting zoo, loads of rides just for children, the expansive infield kids' tent with ride-on toy tractors and a lot of other hands-on fun, the Kiddie Tractor Pull on Saturday, and this great Fair Fun for Kids Activity sheet. Click to download Fair Fun for Kids PDF. (Click to download answers here Fair Fun for Kids Answers PDF.)


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Demolition Derby

Demo drivers - contact the Fair Office for applications. (413) 774-4282

Pre-Sale Demo Derby Grandstand Tickets

There are two Demos, Friday, September 8 and Sunday, September 10. General admission tickets will be available at the Fair Office beginning in August. The cost is $5.00 per person. Perferred seating tickets are available at $10.00 per person (limited number sold, you get on the grandstand first and pick your preferred seat). Everyone on the grandstand needs a ticket. The office is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the week before the Fair opens, and during Fair week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tickets maybe ordered through the mail. Send a SASE with your check, indicate which day you are buying. Also include your telephone number. You are limited to ten tickets. Please mail to: FCAS Demo, PO Box 564, Greenfield MA 01302.
Or new this year, order your tickets online. Click here for details.

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Midway & Ride Specials

We welcome Coleman Shows to the Franklin County Fair. They'll offer over 20 rides for all ages. Wristband Ride Specials will be offered on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The cost is $25.00. Thursday & Friday on sale from 4:00 - 9:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 PM. Look for midway ride ticket booths to purchase them when you arrive.

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