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MARSHFIELD -- Children and adults alike screamed as they were spun high into the air while tightly strapped to seats that rotated and flipped a complete 360 degrees several times for a few minutes. The Speed XXL is the perfect ride for thrill-seekers with a need for speed and extreme heights, and it is the first time it has appeared at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
The new amusement ride is just one of a number of changes at the 146th Marshfield Fair, which opened on Aug. 16 and ends Sunday. In addition to the two-arm propeller ride and new landscaping in and around the fairgrounds, security measures were tightened, as they have been at many other large public events in light of the fatal Boston Marathon bombings.