Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 1 : Summer 2009 - Page 58

Fort Fairfield honoring the heart and values of family The Town of Fort Fairfield is proud to be hosting our 62nd Maine Potato Blossom Festival July 11 – 19, 2009. The festival is one of the oldest and most established festivals in Maine. This nine day gala is a celebration of our agricultural heritage with events to interest everyone. Throughout the week, various pageants are hosted crowning Little Miss, Jr. Miss and Miss Potato Blossom Queens. If you are more the athletic type, join the fun in the festival triathlon which includes a 5 miler road race, the 25 mile Spud Cycle Classic and wrap up by canoe/kayak in the Regatta on the Aroostook! If longing for the “good ole days” is more to your liking, then join the Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club for their equipment displays and demonstrations, then prepare to see these machines come to life in the Antique Tractor Pulls! Really wanting to get a taste of farm life? Then sign up and compete in the Farmer Olympics. Try your hand at picking potatoes, rolling barrels, gathering eggs, and yes - cleaning up after the animals! Better yet have the young un’s give it a try! Fido or Kitty Kat the most beautiful animal you ever saw? Then enter them in the Annual Household Pet Show! Tweedie, Hissy the Snake, Peter Cottontail, and Gonzo the Lizard are also welcome to join the fun! You never know what you will see at this annual family event. Don’t miss any of the favorite events like Family Movie Night Under the Stars, Arts & Crafts, Mashed Potato Wrestling, Family Fun Day, Huge Parade, Fireworks, Singing at the Bandstand and Street Dance with Motorbooty! Janet Kelle Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce July 11 - 19, 2009 “HOMETOWN PROUD” Town Wide Yard Sale – Saturday, July 11th Join your friends and family in finding yard sale treasures! County Gospel Festival – Saturday, July 11th www.countygospel.com Little Miss Potato Blossom Pageant – Monday, July 13th Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium Jr. Miss Potato Blossom Pageant – Wednesday, July 15th Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium Rotary Bike Rodeo – Friday, July 17th Free bike helmets and bicycle safety Industry Dinner – Friday, July 17th Sponsored by the Maine Potato Board Parade – Saturday, July 18th Largest parade in Northern Maine! Antique Tractor Pulls – Saturday, July 18th New location! F.A.R.M. Park, 119 West Limestone Rd, FF Street Dance – Saturday, July 18th Featuring Motorbooty Affair!! Miss Potato Blossom Pageant – Saturday, July 18th Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium Spud Cycle Classic – Sunday, July 19th Race begins at the Blockhouse Fireworks over the Aroostook River – Sunday, July 19th For a complete list of events, dates and times go to www.potatoblossom.org County Bluegrass Festival July 24th – 26th & September 4th – 6th www.countybluegrass.com 56 Our Communities SUMMER & FALL 09