The state of Maine encompasses the highest number of working farms in all of New England – and that number that continues to grow, despite the decline of farms overall throughout the country. These centuries-old traditions are showcased annually at the county fairs – events that share a way of life and bring together communities and families. Thousands of people flock to their favorite county fairs to observe the farm animals, show off their skills in contests, enjoy the rides and get their fill of fair foods.
Who doesn’t want more fried dough? Yum!
With over 8,000 farms and 26 Agricultural fairs each year make your Maine family vacation one of tradition as you head to experience the Top Three Fairs for Families from our hotel in Ogunquit, Maine.
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The Farmington Fair is held in Franklin County Maine just a couple hours away from our hotel in Ogunquit Maine. Take in the views of September in Maine as you head off the coast and experience the natural beauty of central Maine. Filled with 175 years of traditions for your Maine family vacation the kids are sure to love the rides, barnyard animals, Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull and the dog show. The whole family will enjoy the Demolition Derby, Miss Farmington Fair Pageant, live music, Races, maple syrup demonstrations and so much more. The fair is held late September.
Maine’s Common Ground Fair is always fun and the perfect stop on your travels from our hotel in Ogunquit to Acadia National Park. Hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers Association the Common Ground Fair is a celebration of rural life with Maine-Organic foods, crafts and livestock. Held on the last weekend of September the timing is perfect for your Maine family vacation and an escape to our hotel in Ogunquit Maine to experience the beauty of the Southern Maine coast and relax before trekking north to Unity Maine. In addition to the traditional Fair activities the Common Ground fair features Native American Games, Honeybee, Canning, Dog Sled and Foraging demonstrations to name a few.
Many guests that choose to visit out hotel in Ogunquit often take a day to explore the beauty of Portland and enjoy the renowned culinary skills of Maine’s largest city. The Cumberland County fair is located just few minutes from Portland, Maine and offers 147 years of agricultural traditions for your Maine family vacation. With Maine’s ultimate yard sale, daily horse racing and the annual gourd weigh off its sure to be fun for the whole family!