Sunday, Oct. 6 is the third 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 cloudy day with temperatures in the mid-60s. There will also be some fog and the chance of a passing shower.
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, it is the third of three days of Dock Dogs competition. It is free with admission and runs all day.
It is Sunday, so First Church of Boxford will hold a church service at 10 a.m. at the Trianon Stage.
In the Essex County Farmyard (the grassy area in front of Coolidge Hall), the State Police K-9 Unit will be on display at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The 2013 American Honey Queen Caroline Adams and 2013 Essex County Honey Ambassador Stephen Sample will both 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, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Performers on the Trianon Stage will include The Bubble Show at noon, Purely Vocals a capella from 2-4 p.m., Tom Eaton and Pick 3 from 4:30-6:30 and Autumn Hollow at 7 p.m.
Admission is weekend pricing - $15 for adults on Sunday. Children under eight are free with a paying adult. Parking is $10 per car. Satellite parking for $5 will also be available at Masconomet Regional High School and the Danvers campus of North Shore Community College with free shuttle bus service on back roads with less traffic to get to the fair.