Fryeburg Fair, established in 1851, will host its 166th annual eight day fair October 2-9 in Fryeburg, Maine. As always Fryeburg Fair, considered to be one of the best agricultural fairs in the U.S. offers non-stop livestock, agriculture and farming exhibitions with over 3,000 head of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, hogs, poultry, rabbits, oxen and more.
The Fair’s Woodsmen’s Field Day on Monday, October 3, is the largest spectator woodsmen event in North America. Contestants come from all over the U.S. and Canada to compete in over 34 woods skills events such as log-rolling, axe throwing, standing block chop, tree felling, skidder driving and log loading.
Fair highlights include horse and ox pulling, draft horse tandem hitches up to eight, calf and pig scrambles, cooking contests, flower shows, exhibition halls of crafts, handiwork, photos, art, forest and wood products; a full museum of old farm equipment and memorabilia with live demonstrations; the "Little Red Schoolhouse" built in 1835; the milking parlor, firemen's musters, sheepdog trials, tractor pulling, 4WD pulls and pari-mutuel harness racing on the Fair's half-mile track. The Fair’s Specialty Foods Pavillion offers innovative food products made with local farm ingredients. The Expo Center features 9,000 square feet of commercial exhibits.
Roy Andrews, Fryeburg Fair President says, “No telling what will be born here. As always, we offer a $50 premium for our large animal births during the Fair.” He adds with a big laugh, “We don’t offer the same premium to rabbits!”
2016’s lineup for Night Shows at Fryeburg Fair begin at 8 pm at the Grandstand. This year’s lineup - The Mallett Brothers Band, Maine's Original Southern Country Rock on Monday, October 3rd (Monday); Sam Bush, Grammy Winning Bluegrass on Tuesday, October 4th (Tuesday); Recycled Percussion From "America's Got Talent" and Headlining Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 5th (Wednesday); Brothers Osborne, ACM & Grammy Nominated Country Music Artists on Thursday, October 6th (Thursday); Laura Bell Bundy, Country Music Artist and Broadway, Film & TV Actress on Friday, October 7th (Friday) and Krazy Jake, Voted - "Maine's Best Comendian" by the Portland Phoenix on Saturday, October 8th (Saturday).
The annual Fireworks show is Friday night at 9 p.m. right after Laura Bell Bundy’s show.
Saturday's 10 a.m. Grand Parade is two hours of Fryeburg Fair's best on display.
The Fair is known for the best French fries made with just harvested Maine potatoes, along with an amazing assortment of food choices for everyone! Seafood, sausage, barbecue, onion rings, blooming onions, Indian pudding, crabmeat rolls, turkey legs, turkey dinners, and the list goes on and on….blueberry & apple crisp, Indian pudding, cotton candy, candy apples, doughnuts, ice cream and still way more…come check it out!
Camping at Fryeburg Fair is very popular and always fun with over 3,000 campsites. Contact the Fair for rates and availability.
General Admission is $10 daily and includes the 8 pm Night Show. Children under 12 are always free. Tuesday is Senior Citizen’s Day (65 & over are admitted free). Gates open at 7 am. Harness Racing is at 1:30 Tuesday thru Sunday. Group sales of admissions tickets with a minimum purchase of 20 tickets can be purchased at the Fair office beginning on September 1st at a reduced rate of $9 per ticket. Fair Office Hours for advanced ticket purchase are Monday thru Friday 9-3. For further information on Fryeburg Fair, go to www.fryeburgfair.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fair Office at (207) 935-3268.