APISCATAQUIS VALLEY FAIR
“A DOWN HOME COUNTRY FAIR”
ENTERS ITS 127TH YEAR
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The Piscataquis Valley Fair will be taking place in Dover-Foxcroft from Thursday, August 21st through Sunday, August 24th. True to its nickname “A Down Home Country Fair” the 127 year old fair still maintains the small town agricultural feel of yesterday.
The schedule includes oxen twitch, scoot and pulls, milking parlor demonstrations, dairy/beef cattle, goat and sheep shows, truck pulls, farm tractor pulls, horse pulls, a pig scramble and an equitation horse show. There will also be a flower show, laser tag, magic shows, tuff truck competition, chicken barbecue, frog jumping contest, pedal tractor pulls for the children, wrist wrestling competition, skillet toss, pie and muffin baking competions and more. The Sangerville Fire Department will provide Bingo at 4 PM on opening day and 12 noon every other day.
Fairgrounds open at 6 AM daily and admission is $6 per person over 10 years of age, $2 for those aged 5 to 10 years and children under 5 are free. Thursday is Senior Citizen Day when seniors will be admitted for $3. Parking on the fairgrounds is free at 77 Fairview Avenue. The Smokey’s Greater Shows Midway with their rides, games and foods will open on Thursday and Friday at 2 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM. A wrist band will be offered at $15 for rides each day.
A diverse variety of musical acts have been planned for the fair this year. On Thursday, August 21st fairgoers can enjoy the music of String Field Theory at 5 PM and the H.J. Crosby Band at 8 PM followed by fireworks at 9 PM. Friday, August 22nd will feature the Empty Head Band at 8 PM. Ken and Jane Brooks will take the stage on Saturday, August 23rd at 7 PM followed by Dakota at 8 PM. The Banjo Man will be strolling the fairgrounds on throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibition halls will be filled with area 4H exhibits, foods and produce, floral displays, home arts and crafts and more. Stop and see the work of many talented individuals from throughout the Piscataquiz Valley and beyond.
There are to be no dogs on the grounds except service dogs and drinking in public is against state law.
Camping is offered on the fairgrounds with pre-registration. Contact Donald Merrill at 943-2650 or Billy Smart at 564-7712 for more information on availability and cost. Vendors who would like to rent a portion of the grounds during the fair should contact Rusty Weymouth at 694-0192. There is a rental fee which will need to be paid prior to set up.
For a complete schedule you can check area businesses for the official fair booklet or download a schedule at www.piscataquisvalleyfair.com or find them on facebook.