Monday, August 8, 2011

Thinking Fair's and Fall

I am trying to make the most of every last moment, that is summer. Already I have noticed each day getting shorter, today Bob reset the time for the outdoor lighting. We had some much needed rain over the week end and the lawn and garden has realy soaked it up. My favorite thing about summer is the long spans of day light.Hazy hot and humid is not ideal for Giant Animals and yard chores.However I love fall and have already begun to fantisize about fall cooking, apple picking and hosting a harvest party.
Before I get too far ahead of my self it is the start of Fair Season in the area, here is a peak at the schedual:
This is NOT a complete list, but some are too far from the farm to even consider.

Maine, Topsham We will be attending to see drafts.
Topsham Fair
Theme this Year: Farm Fresh Family Fun
Dates: August 7, 2011 - August 14, 2011
Description: Agricultural exhibits, animal pulling events, 4-H, crafts, midway, and harness racing.
Maine, Skowhegan Have been in the pest, fun a bit far for us, but considering.
Skowhegan State Fair
Theme this Year: Where the Fun Never Grows Old
Dates: August 11, 2011 - August 20, 2011
Description: A large family fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, flower show, animal pulling events, and harness racing.
Dates: August 20, 2011 - August 27, 2011
Description: A large agricultural fair famous for the annual Blueberry Festival. Large midway, crafts, animal pulling events, harness racing.
Maine, Acton Small, but very nice and close enough to make it worth the trip.
Acton Fair
Dates: August 25, 2011 - August 28, 2011
Description: Outstanding exhibits, 4H, livestock exhibit, flower show, animal pulling events, midway.
Admission: Thursday: $5.00 for adults Friday: $5.00 for adults (Senior citizens $2.00 until 4:00 PM) Saturday: $6.00 for adults Sunday: $6.00 for adults Children under 12 free
Parking: $3.00 on grounds

Maine, Augusta
Windsor Fair
Dates: August 28, 2011 - September 5, 2011
Augusta, ME
Kennebec County
Maine, Blue Hills
Blue Hill Fair
Dates: September 1, 2011 - September 5, 2011
Blue Hills, ME
Hancock County Phone Number: 374-3701
Description: Great country fair featuring a midway, exhibits, non-parimutuel racing, animal pulling events, and family entertainment.
Carnival Carnival
Maine, Springfield
Springfield Fair
Dates: September 2, 2011 - September 5, 2011
Springfield, ME
Maine, Unity

Common Ground Country Fair  I love, Bob said he would never drive that far again.
Dates: September 23, 2011 - September 25, 2011
Unity, ME
Waldo County Phone Number: 207-568-4142
Description: A celebration of rural life, demonstrations, Maine organic foods and crafts as well as livestock exhibits.
Maine, West Cumberland
Cumberland County Fair
Theme this Year: Always in September
Dates: September 25, 2011 - October 1, 2011
West Cumberland, ME
Cumberland County Phone Number: 207-829-5531
Second Phone Number: 207-797-2789
Description: will host the Annual Maine State Pumpkin and Squash Weigh-In. Each year promises much anticipation and excitement to see who will outgrow last years massive gourd! Harness Racing Every Day!
Admission: 12 and under FREE! Three Ride Days! Two Senior Days!
Carnival Gillette Shows
Maine, Fryeburg  Very good , but gettiing over crouded and expensive!
Fryeburg Fair
Dates: October 2, 2011 - October 9, 2011
Fryeburg, ME
Oxford County Phone Number: (207) 935-3268
Description: Maine largest agricultural fair. Beautiful setting in prime foliage time. Exhibit halls, museum, harness racing and livestock shows. Currently 16 area towns in Maine and 6 border towns in New Hampshire participate.
Admission: $8 all days except Saturday, which is $10. Children under 12 are free.

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