Over 300 sheep of varying breeds take part in the two-day Open Sheep Show at Topsfield Fair. The show takes place on opening weekend of the Fair and includes Cotswolds, Dorset, Hampshires, Suffolks, Shropshires, and Southdowns breeds, just to name a few participating breeds.
The Open Classes feature Yearling Rams, Ewes, Lambs, and flocks. There is also a Youth Costume/ Lead Line class. It is such a treat to see the bright and clever costumes that the children have fashioned for their animals! The Youth and Adult Obstacle Courses present some interesting challenges. This contest has been going on for years, dating back to the 1800’s.