The Marshfield Fair fills ten days with fun at the end of August just south of Boston. Summer after summer, the fair has offered everything you'd expect for a harvest festival, including flower contests, dog shows, and bake-off events that are charming and authentic. The fair also includes midway games and rides and other thrills like supercross races and battles of the bands.
Whether you spend a few hours at the fair or come back day after day, you'll find plenty of places to have some kick back and enjoy the fresh air along Massachusett’s South Shore. Visitors of all ages are bound to finding something just to their liking.
Marshfield Fair History and Facts
Since 1867, the end of August has signaled the beginning of the Marshfield Fair—before the weather turns cold and after the harvest has begun. Not long after the end of the Civil War, community leaders wanted an event that supported the local agriculture and brought community together. For well over a century, this is exactly what has happened with every fair. The big celebration continues to be a source of pride, while the Marshfield Fairgrounds Massachusetts remain a gathering place for the community and its visitors.
Tickets to the Marshfield Fair
Like many Massachusetts events, general admission tickets are required to enter the fairgrounds. Priced for affordable family fun, the tickets are discounted for anyone under the age of seven and very reasonably priced for anyone older. Discounts are available, and wristband packages are another way to save money if you're planning on enjoying the carnival rides.
Directions to the Marshfield Fairgrounds Massachusetts
Marshfield and the fairgrounds are located about 30 miles southeast of Boston. From Beantown, take Massachusetts Highway 3 south to Marshfield and exit 12. Head east on Route 139 for just three miles and turn left onto Route 3A north. The fairgrounds are just a block away.
If you're coming for Worcester, head east on 90 (the Massachusetts Pike) until I-95. Catch 93 north until you reach Highway 3 south. Then the directions are the same to the Marshfield fairgrounds Massachusetts—Route 139 to Route 3A north to the Marshfield Fair 2016.
Lodging near the Marshfield Fair
Most of the best lodging choices are located just south of Marshfield in Plymouth, a straight shot down Highway 3. The home of the Plimoth Plantation living history site also have a beautiful waterfront and several golf courses to enjoy when you're not spending time at the fair.
The Best Western Plus Cold Street, at 180 Court Street, Plymouth, is less than a mile from the scenic waterfront and Plymouth Rock. The nonsmoking guestrooms include large-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed Internet. The morning breakfast buffet is complimentary as well. The outdoor heated pool has excellent views of the Massachusetts Bay.
Another choice close to the Marshfield Fairgrounds Massachusetts, the Comfort Inn offers a long list of visitor amenities above and beyond its 67 comfortable guestrooms. Located at 155 Samoset Street in Plymouth, the inn is close to whale watching cruises and the local beaches, and the Marshfield Fair 2016. The free morning breakfast spread includes hot waffles. Guests also have access to a sundeck and a large outdoor pool as well as wireless Internet and daily newspapers.
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