As we see the 4th of July behind us and begin to head into the heart of Summer here in Maine, fair season has begun!

For the kids, it is the rides. For other's, it might be playing Bingo, running into old friends and enjoying the great fair food. For me, it's always about the food and the harness racing. But whatever the reason, people are drawn to the local grounds in their towns to come out for "The Fair"

Here's the complete list of upcoming fairs this summer and into the fall.


July 6-9 Ossipee Valley Fair-South Hiram Old-fashion fair, unique exhibit halls, lots of livestock, midway, drag racing, animal pull events.

July 14-16 Waterford's World Fair-North Waterford A small family oriented agricultural fair, featuring LOCAL vendors, entertainment and livestock. Old MacDonald's Barn full of animals to touch, outside stage with local talent, demonstrations & livestock exhibits

July 20-23 Pittston Fair-Pittston Small, family-oriented country fair. Midway, animal pulling events, childrens games, Strawberry Festival.

July 28-August 6 Bangor State Fair-Bangor A large family fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flower show.

July 28-August 5 Northern Maine Fair-Presque Isle Large family fair, lots of rides and exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, tractor pulling, demo derby.

August 2-5 Monmouth Fair-Monmouth A small family agricultural fair with midway, animal exhibits, crafts and animal pull events.

August 8-13 Topsham Fair-Topsham Agricultural exhibits, animal pull events, 4-H, crafts, midway and harness racing.

August 10-19 Skowhegan State Fair-Skowhegan A large agricultural fair featuring a huge midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flower show, animal pull events and harness racing.

August 23-24 Maine farm Days Clinton

August 19-26 Union Fair-Union A large family fair famous for the annual State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival. Large midway, crafts, animal pull events, harness racing.

August 24-27 Piscataquis Valley Fair-Dover-Foxcroft Agricultural exhibits, milking parlor, home made ice cream, crafts, midway, mechanical pulling, demo derbies, animal pulling and stage shows.

August 24-27 Acton Fair-Acton Outstanding exhibits, 4-H, livestock exhibit, flower show, animal pull events, midway

August 27-September 4 Windsor Fair-Windsor A large, progressive fair with extensive agricultural, art/crafts exhibits. Large midway, animal pull events, harness racing and mechanical pulling.

August 30-September 4 Blue Hill Fair-Blue Hill Great country fair, midway, exhibits, non-pari-mutuel racing, animal pull events, entertainment.

September 1-4 Springfield Fair-Springfield Stage shows, animal and mechanical pulling, antique autos, midway, livestock exhibits

September 1-4 harmony Free Fair-Harmony Free Admission, Free Parking, Stage Shows, Animal and Mechanical Pulling, Midway, Demo Derby, Livestock and Exhibit Hall.

September 7-10 Clinton Lions Agriculture Fair-Clinton Clinton Family oriented agricultural fair with animal and mechanical pulling outstanding midway, exhibit halls, stage entertainment and woodsmen contest.

September 8-10 Litchfield Fair-Litchfield Country fair with large midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock, animal pull events. Historical fair museum.

September 13-16 Oxford County Fair-Oxford Livestock shows, animal pull events, midway, crafts, exhibits, and a new harness race track.

September 15-17 Portland Lion's Fair-N. New Portland  Midway, exhibit hall, animal and mechanical pulling, crafts, livestock exhibits, woodsmen show, stage shows.

September 17-23 Farmington Fair-Farmington Large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pull events, harness racing, demolition derby.

September 22-24 Common Ground Fair-Unity A celebration of rural life, demonstrations, Maine-Organic produced foods and crafts as well as livestock exhibits.

September 24-30 Cumberland Fair-Cumberland Large exhibit halls, midway and livestock exhibits. Animal pull events and harness racing

And the final (and in my opinion the best) fair of the season

October 1-8 Fryeburg Fair-Fryeburg Maine's largest agricultural fair. Beautiful setting in prime foliage season. Exhibit halls, museum, harness racing and livestock shows.

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