George and Mary Ann’s involvement with the Fair began 20 years ago when they brought a 150 pound prize-winning hybrid to the Giant Pumpkin weigh-off. That was like bringing a guinea pig to the rabbit barn. Undaunted, they returned the following year with a more respectable specimen and quickly became more involved in the Weigh-Off, progressing from helping on the lifting team to setting up the Arena the night before. Fast forward 10 years and they’re Co-Chairmen! They give their free time to supporting not only the Giant Pumpkin, but the entire Fair. This includes numerous TV & newspaper interviews and manning the Education Tent. They received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 for their lifelong contributions to the Topsfield Fair.