Franklin County Fair seeks competitors

  • Then 87-year-old Lorraine O’Neil, from left, Charity Noyes, and her daughter Kelsey Motyl, 13, all of Greenfield, compete in the fried dough eating competition at the Franklin County Fair in 2017. Staff File Photo/Dan Little

Staff Report
Published: 7/29/2019 5:16:29 PM

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Fair is back in just over a month, and organizers are looking for eager competitors for everything from fried dough and hot dog eating contests, to children’s demolition derbies.

This year’s fair is from Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 8. Competitors have until Sept. 1 to sign up for one of the following events:

■The second annual children’s power wheels demolition derby will be on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. There will be two age groups: 3 to 5 years old and 6 to 8 years old. There is a $5 entry fee, and the event is hosted by 22 News.

■The third annual Hager’s Farm Market fried dough eating contest will be on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. There are two age groups this year: ages 8 to 12 and ages 13 and older. There will be prizes for first, second and third place.

■The first annual comedy challenge with Erin Lynch and Ellen Villani will be on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m.

■The fourth annual Tom’s Long Hot Dogs, of Whately, hot dog eating contest will be on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. The contest is for people ages 13 and over. There will be prizes for first, second and third place.

The Franklin County Fair Attractions Committee is also looking for local comedians to open for two headliners with a five- to 10-minute set that will be family friendly. Participants will receive fair admission tickets and parking for a day.

These contests will be on a first come, first served basis. If you or someone you know is interested, or if you have questions, contact the Franklin County Agricultural Society by Sept. 1 by email at or by phone at 413-834-2784.

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