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Topsfield Fair (MA) Food Recommendations

That nice topic on "BIG E Food Recommendations" got me looking forward to my annual trip to the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA.

Here are my favorite foods at the fair.
Sorry, I don't know the vendor names...

Corn on the cob
Sweet warm cashew nuts
Baked potato from a generic carnival truck...maybe there are better elsewhere at the fair?
Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream

What are your favorite Topsfield Fair foods?

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  1. You can't miss the fresh apple cider donuts. Best thing there. I usually go for apple pie instead of crisp, always a tough decision. Then split a typical fried dough and/or sausage sub and that's that.

    1. Those cider donuts sound great. Do you remember exactly where they're sold?

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      1. re: Joshua B

        I don't know, it's such a maze there. I really can't give a good description, you just have to stumble upon it I'm afraid. Definitely not on the main drag at all.

        1. re: Joshua B

          We usualyy get our cider donuts just inside the building that has the giant pumpkin and the vegetable winners. They have hot and cold cider too. Going straight from the front gate it is the last building on the left after the flower and poultry buildings.

          1. re: Joshua B

            They're usually sold in the barn where the giant pumpkin in, or else the poultry barn next to it. I agree, they're great.

            I usually get a corn dog, a delight which I've come to appreciate later in life. And onion rings, and cotton candy.

          2. There's a booth that sells smoked turkey legs. If I recall, the whole thing looked like a Medieval affair, sort of like a castle. The turkey was pretty good.

            1. We went today and found excellent, WARM cider donuts near the Kiddy ride area between the Grange building and Rt. 1. There is also a nice little maple place back there that has maple cotton candy. It isn't as sweet as the pink stuff, a little smoky tasting. I just finished the bag.

              1. I went Tuesday night and had two ears of corn ($1 each), a blooming onion ($6), and apple crisp & ice cream ($4). I saw the cider donuts stand but didn't get any.

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                1. re: Joshua B

                  How could you pass those up after wondering about them? But I think there must be two places cuz I've never gotten mine in a barn. It's always been a little stand off the main drag (but I can't describe it better than that).

                  1. re: Joanie

                    I saw three or four places for donuts and cider- the one by Kiddyland, the one in the Fruit/Veg barn, and at least one (maybe two) stands along the main drag.

                2. Last year I had something forgettable but wished I had seen the 4H (IIRC) lobster rolls first. Anybody tried them?

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                  1. re: Aromatherapy

                    Had one today- cold, big squishy roll was a major bummer. Lots of lobster but it was a bit fishy. I wouldn't get one again.