NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Three County Fair, one of the oldest ongoing agricultural fairs in the country, begins Friday and runs through Labor Day.

There will be plenty of new things for visitors to enjoy, like the world of wonders amazement show, which includes circus entertainers like snake charmers and fire eaters. Also, for those who come year after year, your favorite staples will be there too.

“A lot of the big staples that the Three County Fair is known for like the baby barn yard or the school bus demolition derby, the racing pigs… those are all going to be down here. The food, the drink… the weather’s looking good so it’s going to be a great weekend,” said James Przypek, General Manager of the fair.

The fair was closed to the public due to the pandemic in 2020, it returned at 100 percent capacity in 2021. General admission to the Fair is $15 for ages 12 and up, discount tickets for $12 can be purchased on the fair’s website. Veterans can attend free on Sunday, September 4th.

Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday with the New England championship horse pull, racing pigs, hot air balloon rides and live music performance by Rosie Porter & The Neon Moons. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, gates open at 10 a.m. with additional live music, agricultural competitions, and exhibits.