Franklin County Fair opens in Greenfield

A new ride stands 110 feet tall

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Franklin County Fairgrounds have been opened, with food, fun and entertainment being offered Thursday evening and throughout the following three days.

Federal, Main, River, and Laurel Streets were closed for the two-hour Franklin County parade which marched Thursday.

Floats gathered behind the middle school earlier today to make the journey to the fairgrounds. Vendors set up a wide variety of rides, activities and food stands for people to enjoy.

This year they have Franklin County’s Got Talent, with a $400 dollar prize for first place. There will be a truck pull on Saturday, and Sunday is a demolition derby. In the Baby Barn, you can find some furry friends that are interested in sniffing out a smile. Among the traditional and kid rides, fair-goers will find some of them new.

Fred Steiner, President of the Franklin County Agriculture Society told 22News, “I said before, it’s probably going to be one of the finest in the area here. Well, I’m going to take that back. I think it’s going to be one of the biggest, too, because they got rides in there I wouldn’t even dare to go near.”

One of the new rides is the Air Racer, and another called Speed, which stands 110 feet tall.

To find all that the fair has to offer, click here.

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