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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
The Marvelous Mutts
Buddy the Clown
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 7

3:00 PM Gates Open
3:00 PM Buddy The Clown
3:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
4:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
4:00 PM Coleman Brothers Show
4:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:00 PM Zydeco Connection
5:00 PM Kick-Off parade begins
6:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
6:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
7:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher
7:30 PM Matt Kimís Academy of Rock
7:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions

Friday, September 8
10:00 AM Gates Open
11:00 AM MASS APPEAL
12:00 PM Buddy The Clown
12:00 PM Senior Bingo
1:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
2:00 PM 100th Anniversary & Rededication of the Towers & Gateway
2:00 PM DJ Bobby C
2:30 PM The Marvelous Mutts
3:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
4:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher
4:00 PM Coleman Brothers Show
4:30 PM The Marvelous Mutts
5:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
6:00 PM Honey Tasting
6:00 PM Classic Kitchen And Bath's Youth Trivia Challenge
6:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
7:00 PM Stoney Roberts Demo Derby
7:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
8:00 PM BackTrack

Saturday, September 9
8:00 AM Gates Open
8:00 AM Apple Pie Baking Contest
9:00 AM Youth Rabbit Judging
9:00 AM Youth Dairy Cattle
10:00 AM Youth Sheep Show
10:00 AM Craft Fair (10am-7pm)
10:30 AM Draft Horse Draw 3000 lb. Class
11:00 AM Coleman Brothers Show
11:00 AM Honey Tasting
11:45 AM Swifty Swine Productions
12:00 PM Buddy The Clown
12:15 PM Greenfield Tae Kwon Do
12:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
1:00 PM Candle Rolling
1:15 PM The Marvelous Mutts
1:30 PM North County Line Dancers
2:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
2:30 PM Draft Horse Draw 3300 lb. Class
3:15 PM Sylvia Fletcher
3:00 PM Hagerís Farm Market's Fried Dough Eating Contest
4:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
4:00 PM Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance
5:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
5:30 PM Truck Pull by Shootout Production
6:00 PM Yet To Fall
6:15 PM The Marvelous Mutts
7:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
7:00 PM Draft Horses, Free For All
7:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
8:00 PM Chickenwire

Sunday, September 10
9:00 AM Gates Open
9:00 AM Open Dairy Cattle Show
10:00 AM Open Sheep Show
10:00 AM Craft Fair (until 5 pm)
10:30 AM Draft Oxen Pull 2900 lbs. Class
11:00 AM Coleman Brothers Show
11:00 AM Honey Tasting
11:45 AM Swifty Swine Productions
12:00 PM Buddy The Clown
12:00 PM EMS Parade downtown Greenfield
12:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
12:45 PM Greenfield Military Band
1:00 PM Candle Rolling
1:15 PM The Marvelous Mutts
1:30 PM Draft Oxen Pull Under 3300 lb. Class
2:00 PM Firefightersí Muster
2:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
2:30 PM Greenfield Tae Kwon Do
3:15 PM Sylvia Fletcher
3:30 PM Draft Oxen Pull Over 3300 lb. Class
4:00 PM The Marvelous Mutts
4:00 PM Franklin County Community Chorus
5:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:30 PM Stoney Roberts Demo Derby
5:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher
6:00 PM Tomís Hot Dogs' Hog Eating Contest
6:15 PM The Marvelous Mutts
6:45 PM Swifty Swine Productions
7:15 PM Community Smokes

All times subject to change (schedule as of 8/26/17).


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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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