TOPSFIELD, Mass. — The building that houses the Topsfield Fair’s poultry show will be closed this year due to avian influenza concerns.
In a statement, Topsfield Fair General Manager James O’Brien said, “Per the recommendation of The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, who is concerned about the highly pathogenic avian influenza, we have made the difficult decision not to open our Poultry Building during the 2022 Topsfield Fair.”
O’Brien noted that the Fair is disappointed by the development but that closing that closing the building is the right decision to ensure the safety of all fairgoers.
The 2022 Topsfield Fair opens on Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 10.
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