|The Harmony Free Fair begins on Friday, September 4th and continues through Monday, September 7th at 1 Fairway Lane in Harmony. This is an agricultural fair held every Labor Day weekend since 1947, that celebrates farming, including the cultivation of the soil for growing crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. What makes this a unique fair is the fact that admission to the fair is free, with free parking, no gate fee, and all live music shows are free.
There will be a wide variety of events to attend or participate in including, bingo, truck pulls, livestock shows, demolition derby, tractor pulls, pie auction, children’s games, live music, horseshoe tournaments, bicycle giveaway, drawings, pig scramble, tractor rodeo, crafts, food vendors, rides, motor sports, animals, antique automobiles, midway, parade, fireworks, plus much more.
The Harmony Free Fair is sponsored by the Harmony Patriarchs Club which has become a community betterment program. Since its inception, this charitable, nonprofit, all volunteer club has donated funds to many worthy community causes. Over the years, the Club has contributed monies toward the purchase of the town's first fire truck, construction of the Recreation Park, and the acquisition of Harmony's first and second ambulances.
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FREE MUSIC AT THE HARMONY FREE FAIR:
There will be a wide variety of live music at the Harmony Free Fair which will begin on Friday, September 4th and continue through Monday, September 7th. With free parking, no gate fee, and all shows being free, the Harmony Free Fair is the place to find a wide variety of free music.
The Perkins Music House of Skowhegan and the Harmony Patriarchs Club bring the Opus One Big Band to the outdoor stage on Saturday, September 5th at 6:30 PM for an evening of jazz and big band music. The band is currently under the direction of Dale Perkins, who says that the band is comprised of professional Maine musicians and includes music educators and performers from across Maine. Opus One has been playing for over twenty years and has performed for church concert series, music booster fundraisers, and other charitable events throughout the state. There will be room for dancing on the grass or in the big tent if it rains.
Sharon Hood and Dixon Road will put on a modern-country music show Sunday evening before the fireworks. A Central Maine band, they opened for Luke Bryan in New Hampshire. They were the Pine Tree State Country Music Association Band of the Year and in 2014 Sharon was nominated for the New England Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year. With seasoned, talented musicians Jimmy Bell, Bruce Burpee, Ed Nevins and Craig Stutzman. They play everything from Johnny Cash to Carrie Underwood and there is never a dull moment on stage.
After the Labor Day Parade down Main Street, at 11 AM on Monday, Bill Thibodeau comes back to Harmony with his “Descendants of Bluegrass”. Billy remembers appearing on the fair stage as a young boy, with his brother and his father, the great Sam Tidwell--who, with The Kennebec Valley Boys, was a major figure in the 70's bluegrass revival, in the days of the Salty Dog Bluegrass Festival in Cambridge.
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