2017-09-13 / Community & Local News

New Portland fair grand as ever

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Lions Agricultural Fair and the Maine Crafts Festival will be held Sept. 15, 16 and 17 on Route 146.

As always, there will be 4-H exhibits, midway rides and a bike give-away all weekend. Mike Piazza & His Flying High Frisbee Dogs will also entertain. Saturday night there will be fireworks, and a Demolition Derby Sunday.

The fair will include ATV pulls, wrestling, a lumberjack competition, truck and tractor pulls, horse and oxen pulling, beano, eel races, frog jumping contest, pig scramble, saw dust pile coin hunt and a pie eating contest.

Chainsaw artist Josh Turner returns as does Amazing Lou and his balloon sculpturing.

Live music will include performances by Valerie Burbank and Sarah Messer, Doug Mathieu, Danny Taylor, and Adam Cates.

On-site camping is available for those who wish to stay the entire weekend; campsites fill up fast.

For a complete schedule, visit www.newportlandlionsfair.com or find the fair on Facebook.

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