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The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will be sponsoring the Annual Common Ground Country Fair beginning on Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th. MOFGA’s first Common Ground Fair, was held at the Litchfield Fairgrounds in 1977 and is still going strong.
The Common Ground Fair offers a wide variety of agricultural events and demonstrations for fairgoer’s to participate in or to observe as a spectator including, 5K foot race, donkey and mule shows, draft horse show, fleece show, sheep dog demonstrations, blacksmith demonstrations, a number of keynote/featured speakers and presentations, public policy teach-in, children’s area, garden parade, composting and recycling, country kitchen demonstrations, live music, farmers market, folk art, food vendors, herb tent, livestock shows, Maine Indian basketmaking (MIBA), horse drawn wagon rides plus more. Ticket prices will be as follows: Adults (13 to 64) $10 in advance or $15 at the gate daily; Elders (65+) $8 in advance or $10 at the gate daily; Children (12 and under) are free daily; Persons with disabilities are free daily; School groups grades kindergarten through grade 12 are free on Friday; MOFGA members have free admission if they present their membership cards at the ticket gate. Bike to the fair and get $2 off admission.
Horse drawn wagon rides will be held daily at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. (Photo courtesy of Jean English)
The fairgrounds will be open Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd from 9 AM to 6:30 PM. Then on Sunday, September 24th the fairground will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM. The goal of the MOFGA is to help farmers and gardeners: grow organic food, fiber and other crops; protect the environment; recycle natural resources; increase local food production; support rural communities; and illuminate for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound farming practices. The Common Ground Fair will be located on 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. For more information contact 207-568-4142, email: or visit for a full schedule of events.