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Local fairs and festivals have been a Maine tradition since 1819, when the very first Maine Agricultural Fair was held in Skowhegan. Since then, no other venue has had the power to bring communities together. Whether it’s the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival, Central Maine Egg Festival, or the Common Ground Fair, attending one or more of these gatherings will provide an opportunity for meeting and greeting your neighbors, reconnecting with long lost friends, and forming new friendships. Often times, those new friendships begin with a mere smile and hello. Maine communities prepare all year long, with the help from hundreds of volunteers, including area businesses and members of the community as they fundraise and organize to ensure the fair or festival is a successs. Fairs and festivals represent “small town America”, and all rural life has to offer. Attendees may experience anything from livestock demonstrations to live entertainment. They can participate in amusement park rides, sample different foods, play games, but most importantly create lasting memories. Take a look at the tentative list of this summer’s special celebrations being held in the local area and across the state. Mark your calendars today! Maine summers are short and you don’t want to miss a minute of what this great state has to offer.
Maine Farm Days, Clinton August 24th - 25th
American Folk Festival, Bangor August 26th - 28th
Union Fair, Union August 20th - 27th
Piscataquis Valley Fair, Dover-Foxcroft August 25th - 28th
Acton Fair, Acton August 25th - 28th
Windsor Fair, Windsor August 28th - Sept. 5th
Blue Hill Fair, Blue Hill September 1st - 5th
Springfield Fair, Springfield September 2nd 5th
North Country Pow-Wow, Newport September 3rd - 5th
Harmony Free Fair, Harmony September 2nd - 5th
Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair, Clinton September 8th - 11th
Greenville Seaplane Fly-In, Greenville September 8th - 11th
Garland Days, Garland September 8th - 11th
Litchfield Fair, Litchfield September 9th - 11th
Oxford County Fair, Oxford September 11th - 17th
New Portland Lion’s Fair, New Portland September 16th - 18th
Farmington Fair, Farmington September 18th - 24th
Common Ground Fair, Unity September 23rd - 25th
Cumberland Fair, Cumberland September 25th - Oct. 1st
Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg .October 2nd - 9th