There has been Beekeeping Contests at Topsfield Fair for years. The Beekeeping and Honey had its first show in 1844 as The Essex County Beekeepers’ Association who has sponsored the show at the Topsfield fair since 1923. Exhibitors have a large variety of competitions that community members can compete in including honey-made products, cooking with honey, sculpting with wax, making natural soap bars, etc. They have an extensive contest that puts on a beautiful display for fair goers. The Beekeeping & Honey Show at Topsfield Fair is the largest honey show at any fair in North America.