2017 Maine Fair Dates and Festival Schedule

2017 Maine Fair Dates and Festival Schedule

Livestock, local food, agriculture, demolition derbies and live entertainment- these are just some of the things you will find at Maine’s fairs in 2017!  Maine’s agricultural fairs have something everyone in the family will enjoy!  

June

3 – 4 Maine Fiber Frolic at Windsor Fairgrounds
Celebrating fiber art with demonstrations including spinning and livestock shearing. Vendors sell fiber items, fiber animal exhibits, livestock demonstrations and for sale.
23 – 24 Maple Meadow Fair Festival at Mapleton, Maine
Agricultural fair featuring rural farm demonstrations, exhibits, 4-H, hay rides, horse drawn wagon rides, antique farm equipment displays and educational exhibits.

July

1 – 4 Houlton Fair 
A small fair, livestock, crafts, midway, and entertainment.
6 – 9 Ossipee Valley Fair in South Hiram, Maine
Old-fashion fair, unique exhibits, livestock, midway, drag racing, animal pull events.
14 – 16 Waterford World’s Fair in North Waterford, Maine
Small agricultural fair, local vendors, entertainment, and livestock petting area, local entertainment, demonstrations & exhibits.
20 – 23 Pittston Fair 
Small country fair, midway, animal pulling events, games, and Strawberry Festival.
28 – Aug 6 Bangor State Fair 
Large fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, and flower show. Read more about 2017 Maine Fair Dates and Festival Schedule

Explore the Maine Oyster Trail, eat fresh Maine oysters!

Explore the Maine Oyster Trail, eat fresh Maine oysters!

oystertrailDo you love oysters?  Then you’ll love the Maine Oyster Trail, a new tourism trail designed to help people find Maine oyster farms and restaurants in that offer the delicious, fresh shellfish.

About Maine Farmed Oysters

There are two species of oysters that grow in Maine.  The Eastern oyster (also called the Atlantic oyster) is native to Maine and has been a favorite in Maine for centuries, as seen by the large shell middens which line river banks along our coastal shore.  Belon oysters (also called European oysters or European Flat) are native to the Belon River in France and were brought to Maine by scientists in the 1950’s.  Only around 5,000 Belon oysters are harvested in Maine each year.

Pemaquid oysters
Fresh Glidden Point Oysters.

Oysters can vary in flavor depending on where they were harvested (similar to clams or scallops) and by species.  Oyster flavors are named after the region they were harvested, such as Glidden Point, Dodge Cove, Norumbega, Pemaquid Wawenauk, Wiley Point, Whaleback Cocktail, Bagaduce, Little Island, Gay Island, Flying Points, North Haven, Winter Point and Taunton Bay oysters.  There is no one flavor that is “better” than another- just like wine, one person may prefer the flavor of oysters from one location while another prefers oysters from another, yet both are delicious! Read more about Explore the Maine Oyster Trail, eat fresh Maine oysters!

Maine 2016 Fair Date Schedule

Maine 2016 Fair Date Schedule

Livestock, local food, agriculture and live entertainment!  These are just some of the things you will find at Maine’s fairs in 2016.  

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June

3 & 4 Maine Fiber Frolic @ Windsor Fairgrounds
Celebrating fiber art with demonstrations including spinning and livestock shearing. Vendors sell fiber items, fiber animal exhibits, livestock demonstrations and for sale.
25 – 26 Maple Meadow Fair Festival @ Mapleton, Maine
Agricultural fair featuring rural farm demonstrations, exhibits, 4-H, hay rides, horse drawn wagon rides, antique farm equipment displays and educational exhibits.

July

1 – 4 Houlton Fair @ Houlton, Maine
Small fair, livestock, crafts, midway and entertainment.
7 – 10 Ossipee Valley Fair @ South Hiram, Maine
Old-fashion fair, unique exhibits, livestock, midway, drag racing, animal pull events.
15 – 17 Waterford World’s Fair @ North Waterford, Maine
Small agricultural fair, local vendors, entertainment and livestock petting area, local entertainment, demonstrations & exhibits.
21 – 24 Pittston Fair @ Pittston, Maine
Small country fair, midway, animal pulling events, games, and Strawberry Festival.
29-Aug 7 Bangor State Fair @ Bangor, Maine
Large fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts and flower show. Read more about Maine 2016 Fair Date Schedule

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