NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Three County Fair is fully reopening for the first time this coming weekend since the pandemic began.
This will be the 204th consecutive year the Three County Fair opens its gates to the public on Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6. Last year the fair only held small livestock competitions due to gathering size restrictions. This year, the fair plans daily live concerts and performances on two different stages on the fairgrounds.
Organizers were hard at work Wednesday preparing for Friday’s opening day. General Manager of the Three County Fair James Przypek told 22News, “Of course the city of Northampton got its updated mask mandate that went into effect on Monday, so indoors people have to wear masks and outdoors when you’re unable to socially distance, that applies as well. I think a lot of people are cooped up and really looking forward to getting out.”
The 2021 Three County Fair will also have a variety of shows throughout the weekend with national acts, and the livestock competition. More information and a full schedule of events, can be found on the Fair’s official website 3countyfair.com.
2021 Three County Fair Music Schedule:
- The Green Sisters: Friday at 5 p.m.
- Charlie Marie: Friday at 7 p.m.
- Katherine Winston: Saturday at 11 a.m.
- The New Domestics: Saturday at 3 p.m.
- The WhoDat! Band: Saturday at 7 p.m.
- Scott Alan Savoy: Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
- Moose & The Hightops: Sunday at 7 p.m.
- Christa Joy & The Honeybees: Monday at 11:30 a.m.
- Martin & Kelly: Monday at 1:30 p.m.
- Katherine Winston: Monday at 4 p.m.
“We are thrilled to once again partner locally with Quality Beverage and Bud Light to deliver a terrific roster of artists to the Fair and the Bud Light Clubhouse Stage” said Przypek. “We have Rhode Island native Charlie Marie helping us kick things off opening night, who Rolling Stone has identified as one this year’s stars on the rise for country music, plus American Idol contestant, Katherine Winston from the Berkshires, performing twice with her second act brining the Fair to a close Monday evening.”
The Northampton Health Department expanded the mask mandate on August 26th that requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering when in specified indoor and outdoor spaces and circumstances. These include but are not limited to:
- All public-facing indoor spaces
- Indoor workplaces
- Common areas of multi-unit buildings
- Outdoor public events when you cannot socially distance
- Off-field seating areas for players of outdoor team sports
- Food service establishment employees who are serving customers outdoors