Sunday, October 09, 2005

This week's column:
Family a-fair -- a Topsfield Fair diary

3:48: Arrive at the fair late in the day, when we figure it will be less crowded. Jockey for parking spaces with the thousands of other visitors who had the same idea.

4:01: Enter directly into Kiddie Land. Make mental note to next year find entrance closest to vegetables.

4:13: Kids get $8 face painting; for that price I wonder if the paint is guaranteed to still be visible at their high school graduation.

For the rest of this week's AT LARGE by Peter Chianca, click here.

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