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Highlights - 2016

Coleman Bros. Midway Show
Franklin County's Got Talent
North Quabbin Carvers
Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
Buddy the Clown
Flying High Frisbee Dogs
Shootout Productions Truck Pull
Foster's Supermarket Apple Pie Eating Contest
Tom's Famous Long Hot Dog & Grill Hot Dog Eating Contest
Swifty Swine Productions Racing Pigs
Community Stage
The Kids' Tent
Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby
EMS Parade

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Thursday Parade

The 2016 Parade theme is "The Fun, Family Friendly, Fair". The parade is held Thursday, September 8 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, 2016.

Questions can be emailed to Michael Nelson.


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2016 Fair Schedule

A printable schedule compliments of The Recorder is available to download.

Thursday, September 8th

3:00 PM Gates Open
3:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
4:00 PM Coleman Brothers Show Midway (wristband special $25)
4:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:00 PM North Quabbin Carvers
5:00 PM Kick-Off parade begins in downtown area
6:30 PM Matt Kims Rock Shop
6:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
7:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
7:30 PM North Quabbin Carvers
8:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
8:00 PM Two Lilies and a Toad

Friday, September 9th

10:30 AM Gates Open
12:00 PM Senior Bingo
1:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
3:00 PM North Quabbin Carvers
3 - 8 PM Buddy the Clown (roaming)
3:30 PM Swifty Swine productions
4:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
4:00 PM Coleman Brothers Show Midway (wristband special $25)
4:30 PM Flying High Frisbie Dogs
5:30 PM Swifty Swine productions
6:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
6:00 PM North County Line Dancers
6:30 PM North Quabbin Carvers
7:00 PM Stoney Robert's Demo Derby (tickets pre-sold)
7:00 PM Flying High Frisbie Dogs
7:30 PM Swifty Swine Productions
8:00 PM Afterglo

Saturday, September 10th

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
10-7 PM Craft Fair
10:00 AM Swifty Swine Productions
10:30 AM Draft Horse Draw, 3000 lb. Class
11:00 AM Coleman Brothers Shows Midway
11:15 AM North Quabbin Carvers
11:45 AM Swifty Swine Productions
12:15 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
12:45 PM Flying High Frisbie Dogs
1:00 PM Registration begins for Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull
1:15 PM Greenfield Tae Kwon Do
1:15 PM North Quabbin Carvers
2:00 PM Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull
2:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
2 - 8 PM Buddy the Clown (roaming)
2:30 PM Draft Horse Draw, 3300 lb. Class
3:00 PM Celtic Heels
3:30 PM Flying High Frisbie Dogs
4:00 PM Celtic Heels
4:00 PM Truck Pull by Shootout Productions
4:15 PM North Quabbin Carvers
4:45 PM Swifty Swine Productions
5:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
6:00 PM Tom's of Whately Hot Dog Eating Contest
6:15 PM Flying High Frisbie Dogs
6:30 PM North Quabbin Carvers
7:00 PM Swifty Swine Productions
7:00 PM Franklin County Fair's Got Talent
7:00 PM Draft Horse Draw, Free For All
7:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist

Sunday, September 11th
8:00 AM Gates Open
9:00 AM Open Dairy Cattle Show
10:00 AM Open Sheep Show
10-5 PM Craft Fair
10:30 AM Draft Oxen Pull, 2900 lbs Class
10:45 AM North Quabbin Carvers
11:00 AM Coleman Brothers Shows Midway (wristband special $25 11AM - 4 PM)
11:15 AM Swifty Swine Productions
12:00 PM EMS Parade (begins in downtown Greenfield)
12:00 PM Foster's Supermarket Apple Pie Eating Contest
12:00 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
12:30 PM Flying High Frisbie Dogs
1:00 PM Greenfield Military Band
1:15 PM North Quabbin Carvers
1:30 PM Draft Oxen Pull, under 3300 lbs. Class
1:45 PM Swifty Swine Productions
2 - 8 PM Buddy the Clown (roaming)
2:30 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
2:45 PM Franklin County Community Chorus
3:15 PM Flying High Frisbie Dogs
3:30 PM Draft Oxen Draw, over 3300 lbs. Class
3:45 PM North Quabbin Carvers
4:15 PM Swifty Swine Productions
4:30 PM Greenfield Tae Kwon Do
5:00 PM Flying High Frisbie Dogs
5:30 PM Stoney Robert's Demo Derby (tickets pre-sold)
5:45 PM Sylvia Fletcher - Ventriloquist
6:15 PM North Quabbin Carvers
6:30 PM Opel
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

Signup forms for the Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby (held Friday, September 9 & Sunday, September 11) are available by contacting the fair office. The cost is $40.00 per car. Call to make arrangements (413) 774-4282.

Pre-Sale Demo Derby Grandstand Tickets

There are two Demos, Friday, September 9 and Sunday, September 11. 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.

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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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Franklin County's Got Talent

The third annual “Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent” competition will take place Saturday, September 10 on the community stage at the 2016 Franklin County Fair. And entries are being accepted until August 21.

Do you sing, dance, juggle or have some other amazing talent? Show it off! And maybe win some cash!

Once again this year, there will be have two age groups. Sixteen and older, and fifteen and younger. Submit a video of your act, and you just might make it to the stage to compete! First place prize money in each age group is $500. There’s $250 for second, and $100 for third. You have until August 21st to submit your entry. Only 12 acts per age group can make it to the stage, so after August 21, WHAI Radio listeners will vote for their favorite acts, and the top 12 will advance to the fair.

If 16 and older, click here to enter: http://greenfield.upickem.net/engine/welcome.aspx?contestid=251385


If 15 and younger, click here to enter http://greenfield.upickem.net/engine/welcome.aspx?contestid=251397



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