TOPSHAM — Whether you’re a fan of demolition derbies, music, truck pulls, wrestling, comedy, magic, or an array of other entertainment, next week’s 158th Topsham Fair should have something for everyone.

Following free harness racing at 5 p.m. both Sunday, Aug. 5, and Monday, Aug. 6, as well as an American Red Cross blood drive on Aug. 6, the fair gets into full swing Tuesday, Aug. 7, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 12.

The fair offers six nights of entertainment, all at Area 1 of the Topsham Fairgrounds, off the Route 196 Coastal Connector.

Twyce Shy, an ’80s hair band, will rock the stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A demolition derby follows at 7 p.m. Wednesday, as well as NWA wrestling at 7 p.m. Thursday and a “Redneck Truck Pull” at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The demolition derby returns at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed the next evening by a performance by the Kelly Parker Country Band at 7:30 p.m.

Birdie Googins, the “Marden’s Lady,” will offer a comedy show at Area 3 at 6 p.m. Sunday, and fireworks round out the fair that night at Area 1 at 9 p.m.

Admission is $10 Tuesday through Thursday, and $12 Friday through Sunday, and includes rides. Children under 3 get in for free, as long as they’re not using the rides. Senior citizens get in for $3 on Tuesday.

Other sources of entertainment include the Amazing Lou’s magic show on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday; T-Acadie’s folk music and contradance on Tuesday; sheep herding demonstrations on Tuesday and Sunday; a “mad science” show on Tuesday and Thursday; the Coastal Cloggers on Tuesday and Friday, and the Cold Blue Steel Country Band on Saturday.

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Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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