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 Maine Potato Blossom Festival

2015 Schedule

(Please check back periodically for updates)

All real time cancellations and change of venues are reported on our Facebook sight:

https://www.facebook.com/MainePotatoBlossomFestival 

 

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Saturday, July 11th  •  Sunday, July 12th  •  Monday, July 13th

Tuesday, July 14th  •  Wednesday, July 15th  •  Thursday, July 16th

Friday, July 17th  •  Saturday, July 18th  •  Sunday, July 19th

Map of Events

About Us

Fort Fairfield hosts the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival mid-July each year when the potato blossoms are in full bloom. We calculate each years' dates by the tradition that our huge parade is always the third Saturday in July, making parade day July 18 in 2015. This 9 day festival features road races, arts & crafts, fireworks, river races, mashed potato wrestling, and much more! Fun for the entire family. Don't miss this 'spudtacular' event. The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is one of the oldest and most established festivals in Maine. Founded in 1937, this venue was created to celebrate Maine's supreme commodity, the potato. No matter who you go with to the festival, there is something for everyone's interest. Some of the traditional activities include the Maine Potato Queen Pageant, the Annual Antique Tractor Pull and fireworks over the beautiful Aroostook River. Do you want your pet to get his/her moment of fame? Enter your furry pal in the Household Pet Show. There's food, singing, dancing, arts & crafts, horse shows, mashed potato wrestling and so much more. Who knew potatoes could be so much fun?

Class Reunions being planned - (If you are a member of one of the classes listed below, Please contact us with your Class Reunion plans. 472-3800)

Class of 1955 - Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Boondocks Restaurant.  For more information contact Alfred Giberson 551-9600

Class of 1960
- Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Fort Fairfield VFW.  For more information contact Brian Ross 473-7978

Class of 1965 - Friday, July 17, 2015 meeting at the Bandstand on Main Street, Saturday, July 18, 2015 supper at AVCC.  For more information contact Larry Plant 473-2401 or lmplant@myfairpoint.net

Class of 1970 -

Class of 1975 - Friday, July 17, 2015 AVCC.  Social hour 4pm.  For more information contact Vickie Levesque 843-6030.

Class of 1980 -

Class of 1985 -Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club 6-11pm.  For more information contact Carl Michaud      551-5878

Class of 1990 -Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Fort Fairfield Lions Club.  For more information contact Stephanie Fields Beaulieu 551-5835 or dbeaulieu@maine.rr.com.

Class of 1995 - Friday, July 17, 2015.  Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle. For more information contact Holly Moirs Pressley bmoirse@yahoo.com

Class of 2005 - Friday, July 17, 2015.  Nordic Heritage Center, Presque Isle.  6-8pm.  For more information contact Melanie Mowbray 762-0138 or melaniemowbray@gmail.com.

 

Special Thanks for their event sponsorship: Cary Medical Center, Maine Potato Board, and to Katahdin Trust Company and The Aroostook Medical Center for their contribution of helping us promote The Maine Potato Blossom Festival event.

 

Saturday, July 11th

8a-4p Town Wide Yard Sale - Maps can be picked up at most Fort Fairfield businesses. Spnsrd by: Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce - Registration form

9:00a Chess Tournament, Bandstand on Main Street, 4-round chess tournament U.S.C.F Membership needed. Registration fee of $20 if registered by 7-1-14 or $25 on day of event.  Registration by 9:00am.  Rounds are 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm.  Trophies awarded for First and Second place and top Female player.  For more information contact Ray Haines 476-5960 or Lance Belangie 498-3206.

10:00a Horseshoe Tournament - Riverside Park West  $20.00 per team.  Hotdogs, hamburgers, french fries and drinks for sale. Spnsrd by: Fort Fairfield Boy Scouts Troop #194  Rain Date:

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $30 PER CLINIC PER RIDER (6-8 RIDERS)  REGISTER EARLY  PRIVATE LESSONS ARE $60 PER HOUR.  1-2 RIDERS, MULTIPLE CLINIC DISCOUNT 15% PER CLINIC.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch.

4:00pm  Clinic #1
Horsemanship, how well do you present yourself to your horse
6:15pm  Clinic #2 Developing a stop from your seat, getting that smooth ride

7:00p
The Pre-Teen and Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, located at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium - $8.00 Admission - Spnsrd by: Northeast Packaging, Inc.

Sunday, July 12th

7:00a - 10a
Potato Blossom Festival Breakfast at the Fort Fairfield Snowmobilie Club located on the Strickland Road.The menu will consist of bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, homeade beans, home fries, french toast, pancakes coffee and juice. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

8a-4p Town Wide Yard Sale - Maps can be picked up at most Fort Fairfield businesses. Spnsrd by: Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce - Registration form

9:00a-3:00p Open Horse Show-- at the Pine & Spurs Riding Club, Damboise Road, Fort Fairfield.  Entry forms can be found on the Pine and Spurs Riding Club Facebook page.

10:30a Sunday Morning Worship with Pastor Mark Babin in the Bandstand. Spnsrd by the Celebration Center

1:OOp Annual Alumni Social - Fort Fairfield High School Cafeteria $5 per person. Doors open at 2pm. Spnsrd by:  Alumni Committee.  For more information contact Judy Young 472-2552

1:00p JMH Junior Master Horsemanship

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $30 PER CLINIC PER RIDER (6-8 RIDERS)  REGISTER EARLY  PRIVATE LESSONS ARE $60 PER HOUR.  1-2 RIDERS, MULTIPLE CLINIC DISCOUNT 15% PER CLINIC.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch.

4:00p Clinic#1 - Developing a stop from your seat, getting that smooth ride. Spnsrd by Rocking S Ranch

4:00p  Hymn Singing at Friends Church Museum, Houlton Road, Fort Fairfield.  Join us for an old fashioned hymn, all you need is to bring your voice to share in song.  Spnsrd by Frontier Heritage and Easton Sesquicentennial Committee

Monday, July 13th

Coloring Contest - Forms can be picked up at The County Federal Credit Union in Fort Fairfield. Judging will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 17th Download Coloring Contest Picture

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $30 PER CLINIC PER RIDER (6-8 RIDERS)  REGISTER EARLY  PRIVATE LESSONS ARE $60 PER HOUR.  1-2 RIDERS, MULTIPLE CLINIC DISCOUNT 15% PER CLINIC.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch.

4:00p  Clinic #1 Developing a deep seat, facing your trail riding fears

6:15p Clinic#2  How to introduce your horse to scary trail obstacles

7:00p The Little Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, located at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium - $ 8.00 Admission - Spnsrd by: Northeast Packaging, Inc.

Tuesday, July 14th

Coloring Contest - Forms can be picked up at The County Federal Credit Union in Fort Fairfield. Judging will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 17th--Download Coloring Contest Picture

3-5:00pm Family Canoe & Kayak Fun Day at the Fish and Game Club on Monson Pond. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For info call Garrett Martin at 356-7781. FREE - Hotdog B.B.Q to follow.  Spnsrd by: Frontier Fish & Game Club, FF Parks and Rec Department, and SAD#20

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $30 PER CLINIC PER RIDER (6-8 RIDERS)  REGISTER EARLY  PRIVATE LESSONS ARE $60 PER HOUR.  1-2 RIDERS, MULTIPLE CLINIC DISCOUNT 15% PER CLINIC.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch.

4:00p  Clinic#1 
Introduction to Versatility obstacle training.  Inrtoduction to Rider position, Rhythm and Suppleness
 
6:15  Clinic#2  Impulsion.  Go!! or otherwise knows as "Kick harrdddeeerrr"  How often have you heard that before?  It might come from a well-meaning friend.  It might be what you feel is neccessary at the moment.

4:00p  Hymn Singing - location - Historical Friends Church. Congregational singing of familiar hymns and spirituals. Spnsrd by:  Frontier Heritage Historical Society

6:00p  3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for ages 16 and over (must have written parental consent if under 18) located at the Community Center. Cost $40 team. Spnsrd by: Coca-Cola & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.  for more information contact 472-3882 or ttowle@fortfairfield.org

6:00-7p  Entertainment in the Bandstand- Featuring The Fiddleheads.

7:00p  Pet Show - Household pets, leashes required.  Located:TBA  Come and show off your household pet's beauty and talent at this very popular event.  Ribbons awarded to every pet.  Entry fee of $2.00  per pet. Donations of food, cleaning supplies and blankets for Central Aroostook Humane Society, are very much appreciated. Call 768-1367  for info. Spnsrd by:  LeVasseur Backhoe Service

Wednesday, July 15th

Coloring Contest-- Forms can be picked up at The County Federal Credit Union in Fort Fairfield. Judging will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 17th-Download Coloring Contest Picture

9:00a
Swim Meet Ages 18 and under as of May 1, 2015. Cost: $50 per team. (rain date, Friday, July 17) location: 
Fort Fairfield Municipal Swimming Pool  Spnsrd by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $30 PER CLINIC PER RIDER (6-8 RIDERS)  REGISTER EARLY  PRIVATE LESSONS ARE $60 PER HOUR.  1-2 RIDERS, MULTIPLE CLINIC DISCOUNT 15% PER CLINIC.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch.

4:00pm  Clinic#1
- Developing a stop from you seat, getting that smooth ride.
6:15pm  Clinic #2 - Intro to riding a Versatility Challenge. 

6:00p Del Shields will perform in the Bandstand. Storyteller and performer.  Spnsrd by: Precison Custom Wordworking & Tri-Community Landfill

7:00p The Junior Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, located at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium - $ 8.00 Admission Spnsrd by Northeast Packaging, Inc

Thursday, July 16th

Coloring Contest-Forms can be picked up at The County Federal Credit Union in Fort Fairfield. Judging will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 17th--Download Coloring Contest Picture

8:30a Girls Softball Tournament -  Girls ages 9-12 at the Fort Fairfield Athletic Complex. Register through you local Recreation Department by July 10.  Cost:  $50 per team, $70 if not a member of N.M.C.R.A (Rain date Friday, July 17) Spnsrd by: Coca-Cola & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.

9:00a-Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Growers Exchange Parking Lot. Spnsrd by:Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club.

12:00p  Food Court open to the Public-Spnsrd by: I CARE PHARMACY, McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $30 PER CLINIC PER RIDER (6-8 RIDERS)  REGISTER EARLY  PRIVATE LESSONS ARE $60 PER HOUR.  1-2 RIDERS, MULTIPLE CLINIC DISCOUNT 15% PER CLINIC.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch.

4:00p  Clinic#1 
Developing smooth transitions, walk to jog, through jog to halt, possible lope transitions as well

6:15p  Clinic#2  Introduction to Rider position, Rythm and Suppleness at the walk and jog

5:00p-8:00p  Potato Picking Contest-for all ages, treat yourself to a farming tradition and come pick some Maine potatoes. Spnsrd by: Hillside I.G.A.

5:00p-8:00p Cary Inflatable Adventure Park - Race, bounce, and slide your way through our giant inflatable park.  There's even a water slide!  Kids of all ages will have a blast at this popular summer event - located at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex. Rain location:  Community Center  Spnsrd  by: Cary Medical Center, Pines Health Services

5:30p  Industry Dinner - NEW LOCATION: FARM PARK, West Limestone Road - Honoring the Farm Family of the year. Advance Ticket Sales $12.00 per person.Spnsrd by: Maine Potato Board, Maine Potato Growers & Farm Credit Service

6:00p-8:00p The Wednesday Evening Fiddlers in the Bandstand on Main Street.

6:30p Baby & Bike Parade Registration-SEE BELOW in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex  
FMI: Contact 472-3802 - Spnsrd by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

7:00p Baby Parade in front of the Elementary school.  Entrance off of Brunswick Avenue in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park (ages 0-4)- Decorated strollers and wagons encouraged   FMI: Contact 551-3714 Spnsrd by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

7:00p  Bike Parade in front of the Elementary school.  Entrance off of Brunswick Avenue in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex. Bring your decorated bicycles and helmets!
 FMI: Contact 551-3714 Spnsrd by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

6:00p  Entertainment on Main Street across from the Food Court Featuring Brian and Doug of Common Crossing.

8:00p  Entertainment on Main Street across from the Food Court Featuring Wally and the Virginian.

8:30p/Dusk-Family Movie Under the Stars - We are showing "Paddington" the new family blockbuster loved by critics and audiences around the world. We'll even provide the popcorn! Grab your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars watching a movie on a jumbo outdoor screen.  located at the Fort Fairfield Middle High School Athletic Complex. Rain location: Community Center. Spnsrd by:  Cary Medical Center, Pines Health Services

Friday, July 17th

9:00a  Food Court open to the Public-Spnsrd by:  I CARE PHARMACY. McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee

9:00a-Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Growers Exchange Parking Lot.  Spnsrd by:Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club and McCain Foods.

9:00a Bike Rodeo next to CP Station Park, check out the location on our Map of Events, for kids 12 and under, Bring your Bike and helmet and join in the fun! Visit the Maine Potato Blossom Festival web site for registration forms  Spnsrd by:  The Rotary Club

10:00a Coloring Contest Judging at Village Square Spnsrd by:  County Federal Credit Union

10:00a-3:00p Blockhouse open to the public. Spnsrd by:  Frontier Heritage Society
 
11:00a - Local author, Bob Tweedie talks about his book "EVENTS" and will have a book signing.  Location Fort Fairfield Public Library

12:30p  Bridge Party in the Fort Fairfield Public Library Community Room

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $30 PER CLINIC PER RIDER (6-8 RIDERS)  REGISTER EARLY  PRIVATE LESSONS ARE $60 PER HOUR.  1-2 RIDERS, MULTIPLE CLINIC DISCOUNT 15% PER CLINIC.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch.

4:00p Clinic#1 
Horsemanship with obstacles beginner-intermediate

4:00p Speed Chess Tournament.  White church tent and picnic tables located behind the Chicken BBQ site on main street. $5 registration fee.  4-Round speed chess tournament.  Players will play best out of three games, each round lasts ten minutes.

4:30p-6p  Rick Charette performance at the Community Garden Dedication - join us for a fun family event as Rick Charette performs some of his memorable songs.  Snacks and information will be available.  Directly following the performance, TAMC and the Town of Fort Fairfield will dedicate the new Community Garden.   

6:00p Mashed Potato Wrestling-In the Food Court, Call 472-3800 to pre-register  Spnsrd by: HSF Food, LTD

6:00p Beer Garden-Main Street across from the street dance - ID REQUIRED Spnsrd by:

6:30p Street dance pre-show Featuring Del Shields

8:00p Street Dance-Rain or Shine. Featuring: The Kelly Parker Band.

Saturday, July 18th

All Day

Sidewalk Arts and Crafts-Spnsrd by Preceptor Gamma Sorority - Registration Form

6a-10a Pancake Breakfast-- Rain or shine, Corner of Depot and Brown Streets Cost is $5 per person, Breakfast includes, pancakes, bacon, sausage and coffee, tea, milk or orange juice. Spnsrd by: Frontier Heritage Historical Society

6:30a Aroostook Valley Country Club 3-person golf scramble -  Spnsrd by: The Aroostook Valley Country Club.

7:00a Trail Ride From Rocking 'S' Ranch to Pancake Breakfast then to Parade Line-up at 11:30am

7:30a 5 Miler Road Race Registration. Walkers start at 8:30am, Runners start at 9:00am.  Cost: $15 per person which includes a T-shirt for the first 70 to register. Location: across from Hillside IGA on Main Street. For more information contact Paul Lamoreau at 764-6517 or 554-6576. Spnsrd by:  Coca-Cola and Hillside IGA

8:00a-10:00a The One Room School House will be open for tours during the pancake breakfast. Spnsrd by Froniter Heritage Society

8:30a 5 Miler Road Race Walkers start location:  Across from Hillside IGA on Main Street Spnsrd by: Coca-ColaS.W. Collins

9:00a 5 Miler Road Race Runners start location: Across from Hillside IGA on Main Street Spnsrd by: Coca-ColaS.W. Collins

9:00a - Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Growers Exchange. Spnsrd by: Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club and McCain Foods

9:00a Food Court open to the Public-Spnsrd by:  I CARE PHARMACY, McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee

9:00a Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Drinks for sale at Parade Entrance - Spnsrd by: Boy Scout Troop #194.

9:30a-until sold out-St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chicken BBQ - beside the former Goodhues Jewelry Store on Main Street

10:00a-3:00p Blockhouse open to the public. Sponsored by: Frontier Heritage Society

11:00a  Parade Line-Up, Report to Assigned Lot

11:30a  Human Chess Game-located at the Food Court on Main Street. Human chess game with 32 people standing as chess pieces. Sign up to be a live chess piece. T-shirt included for participants. Spnsrd by: TEMPO Employment Agency

1:00p 2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade-Spnsrd by: Hillside IGA and ReMax Central

Aroostook Roller Derby Demonstration on Main Street prior to Parade  Start - location, Main Street near the reviewing stand.  Spnsrd by TAMC and Aroostook Roller Derby

2:00p Antique Tractor Pulls-F.A.R.M Park on West Limestone Road - Sponsored by: McCain FoodsNorthern Maine Antique Tractor Club and Kilcollins Farms. Hotdog, hamburger and drinks for sale.

The Chris Clark Bike Stunt Show!  Location - Parking lot between Acadia Medical Supply and the Knights of Columbus on Main Street.  3 SHOWS - 4PM, 5:30PM AND 7PM.

4:30p  Maine Army National Guard Band in the Bandstand

5:30p  Entertainment on Main Street across from the Food Court - featuring Tim Sample!

6:30p Story Telling & Campfire w-Norm Caron at Rocking 'S' Ranch. Spnsrd by: Festival Committe

7:00p  Entertainment on Main Street across from the Food Court - featuring Pete Kilpatrick!

7:30p The Maine Potato Queen Pageant, located at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium - $ 8.00 Admission - Spnsrd by:Northeast Packaging.

8:30p- Street Dance on Main Street across from the Food Court - featuring The Rustic Overtones!

Sunday, July 19th

All Day

Sidewalk Arts and Crafts–Spnsrd by: Preceptor Gamma Sorority - Registration Form

9:00a Sunday Service at the Bandstand-
Bring your own chairs.  spnsrd by The Weslyan Church

9:00a  Food Court open to the Public-Spnsrd by: I CARE PHARMACY, McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee

9:00a  St Paul's Episcopal Church Service and Coffee Hour with Father Kevin Kinsey, located at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Main Street.  For more information contact Gloria Towle 551-6966

10:00a SPUD CYCLE CLASSIC BICYCLE RACE & TOUR The 25 mile and 12 mile (ages 13 & 15) events both start at 10:00am. Registration: From 8:00-9:30am at Fort Fairfield Community Center Location: Start at the Library on Main St. and end at Hillcrest Estate. Cost: $15 per rider which includes a T-shirt for the first 50 to register. Sponsored by:  S.W. Collins Company, Hillside I.G.A., Bears Head Cyclery and the Fort Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. For more information: Call 472-3882, 227-6306 or ttowle@fortfairfield.org

10:00a Cowboy Church at Rocking 'S' Ranch. Spnsrd by: Festival Committee

10:00a-2:00p Antique Car Show and Shine at Riverside Park. Antique car display with trophies awarded in classes and peoples choice. spnsrd by Caldwells Auto DJ and BBQ - Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks for sale. BBQ Spnsrd by: Boy Scout Troop #194

10:00a-3:00p Blockhouse open to the public.  Spnsrd by: Frontier Heritage Society

11:30a  Jim Badger Versatility Challenge-at Rocking 'S' Ranch call Steve for details 768-1444

12:00p  HUMAN FOOSBALL Tournament.  A MUST SEE EVENT! Teams of six players $5 per person.  Located at the FF VFW on Presque Isle street. This is a 21 and over event!  Winners receive dinner at Aroostook Valley Country Club.  Spnsrd by VFW Post 6187

12:00p Annual Festival Rubber Duck Race-On the Aroostook River Bridge in Fort Fairfield. Contact any member of the Fish and Game Club to purchase your duck(s) $5 each. Spnsrd by: Frontier Fish and Game Club.

12:00p-4:00p Fort Fairfield Fire Department Car Wash-located at the Fort Fairfield Fire Dept on Community Center Drive. This is a free car wash but donations are appreciated.

The Chris Clark Bike Stunt Show!  Location - Parking lot between Acadia Medical Supply and the Knights of Columbus on Main Street.  3 SHOWS - 3PM, 5PM AND 7PM.

4:30-6p  Baked Bean Supper at the the Knights of Columbus Facility on Main Street. Spnsrd by:  Frontier Fish & Game Club

6:00p Del Shields in the Bandstand. Spnsrd by: Tri-Community Landfill, Tri Winner Foods, J D Transport.

7:00p French Toast in the Bandstand, providing entertainment leading up to the Fireworks show. Spnsrd by: Thompson Hamel, LLC & Solman & Hunter P.A

At Dusk       FIREWORKS ON THE AROOSTOOK RIVER – Join us along the Aroostook River for the BEST seats in TOWN in Fort Fairfield! Come watch our Annual Fireworks Display on the Aroostook River. Spnsrd by: The Maine Potato Board, McGillan Inc, ReEnery and Pineland Farms,

 

DETAILS

Arts and Crafts

Once again the Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Gamma Chapter Sorority is getting ready for the Maine Potato Blossom Festival here in Fort Fairfield. The dates for this year's Arts and Crafts Sidewalk Sale are Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please download the Arts & Crafts Registration Form and return it to:

Priscilla Doughty, Treasurer

Preceptor Gamma Sorority

588 Center Limestone Road

Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

For more information contact Tracy Barnes at 472-2491

Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest forms can be picked up at The County Federal Credit Union in Fort Fairfield. Forms can also be downloaded here: Coloring Contest Picture

Entries must be dropped off at the Fort Fairfield Branch of The County Federal Credit Union by 4:00p Thursday, July 16th.

Entries will be displayed at the Fort Fairfield branch of The County Federal Credit Union.

Judging will take place at 10:00a Friday, July 17th at The County Federal Credit Union on Main Street in Fort Fairfield.

 

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Pageants

All pageants this year will be held at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium

Saturday, July 11th at 7:00p - The Pre-Teen and Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, $8.00 Admission

Monday, July 13th at 7:00p - The Little Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission

Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00p - The Junior Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission

Saturday, July 18th at 7:30p - The Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission Tickets at the door.

 

2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade

July 18, Line up is at 11:00 am, step off at 1:00 pm, pre-register at the Fort Fairfield Chamber Office, or download the application by clicking on the link below. Contact the Town Office at 472-3800 should you have questions.

Download Parade Registration Form

Mail, Email or Fax form to:

Tim Goff

Town of Fort Fairfield

18 Community Center Drive

Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

(207) 472-3800

(207) 472-3810 Fax

tgoff@fortfairfield.org

 

 

2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival

Schedule of Sporting Events

Tuesday, July 14th

8:30a Girls Softball Tournament Girls ages 9-12 
Fort Fairfield Athletic Complex,

Register through your local Recreation Department Cost $35 per team

($55 if not a member of N.M.C.R.A.) Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department

3-5:00pm Family Canoe & Kayak Fun Day at the Fish and Game Club on Monson Pond. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For   info call Garrett Martin at 356-7781. FREE - Hotdog B.B.Q to follow.  Spnsrd by: Frontier Fish & Game Club and 21st Century After School Program

6:00p 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Contestants must be 16 yrs or older
(need written parental consent if under 18) Fort Fairfield Community Center Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec. Dept. and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Register the night of the event. FMI: Tom Towle 472-3882 Cost $40 per team (includes t-shirts for the first 8 teams to register)

Wednesday, July 15th

9:00a Swim Meet Ages 18 and under 
Fort Fairfield Municipal Swimming Pool
 Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department
 Register through your local Recreation Department
 Cost: $50 per team

Saturday, July 18th

6:30a Aroostook Valley Country Club 3 Person Scramble, minimum handicap of 30, gross prizes only.  Contact AVCC in advance to register : 1-800-980-8747

7:30a 5 Miler Road Race Registration

8:30a 5 Miler Road Race Walkers

9:00a 5 Miler Road Race Runners 
Across from Hillside IGA on Main Street 
Cost $15.00 per person (includes t-shirt for first 70 to register)
 Spnsrd by: Hillside IGA FMI: Paul Lamoreau 764-6517

Sunday, July 19th

8:00a Spud Cycle Classic Bike Race Registration at Fort Fairfield Community Center

10:00a SPUD CYCLE CLASSIC BICYCLE RACE & TOUR The 25 mile and 12 mile (ages 13-15) events both start at 10:00am Registration: From 8:00-9:30am at Fort Fairfield Community Center Location: Start at the Library on Main St. and end at Hillcrest Estate. Cost: $15 per rider which includes a T-shirt for the first 50 to register. Sponsored by: Nordic Heritage Sport Club, S.W. Collins Company, Hillside I.G.A., and Fort Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. For more information: Call 472-3882,227-6306 or ttowle@fortfairfield.org

Annual Town Wide Yard Sale

The Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday & Sunday July 11th & 12th. To register your yard sale site to be included on the map, contact the Fort Fairfield Chamber office at 472-3802. The map will be available at most stores within Fort Fairfield, as well as at the Town Office. Spnsrd by: Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce

Chess Tournament

Sign up for a Chess Tournament to be held at the Fort Fairfield Community Bandstand on Main Street, Contact Ray Haines at 476-5960 FMI

 

2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival –

“Just Kids Stuff” 

Monday, July 13th

Coloring Contest Begins - Pick-up your coloring sheets from The County Federal Credit Union or Hillside I.G.A.. Deadline is Thursday, July 16th at 4:00 pm at The County Federal Credit Union, Winners will be chosen on Friday, July 17th, all entries will be displayed all week at C.F.C.U. Co-Spnsrd by: The County Federal Credit Union and Hillside I.G.A.

Tuesday, July 14th - 7:00p

3-5:00pm Family Canoe & Kayak Fun Day at the Fish and Game Club on Monson Pond. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For   info call Garrett Martin at 356-7781. FREE - Hotdog B.B.Q to follow.  Spnsrd by: Frontier Fish & Game Club and 21st Century After School Program

Household Pet Show - Bring your pet and enter them into a "Pet Show", which will be held at the C.P. Railroad Park across from Hillside I.G.A., $ 2.00 entry fee, all proceeds benefit the Presque Isle Humane Society. Spnsrd by: LeVasseur Backhoe Service

 Thursday, July 16th at 5:00p

Potato Picking Contest-- Welcome to all ages, 5p-8p., treat yourself to a farming tradition and come pick some Maine potatoes. Spnsrd by Hillside I.G.A.

Thursday, July 16th - 5:00p-8:00p

Cary's Adventure Park - will be located at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex, rain location will be FF Community Center. Race, bounce, and slide your way through our giant inflatable adventure park featuring new and favorite attractions. There’s even a giant waterslide (bring your bathing suit) and other cool activities too. Kids of all ages will have a blast at this popular summer event! Stay and see our movie under the stars, it's going to be a blast! Co-spnsrd by: Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services

6:00p Baby & Bike Parade Registration- in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex  
FMI: Contact 472-3800 - Spnsrd by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

Thursday, July 16th - 8:30p

Family Movie Under The Stars- located at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex, Rain Location will be at the Community Center. Movie: TBA Just bring your blanket or lawn chair and stretch out under the night sky to watch this blockbuster film on a jumbo outdoor screen. Our Movie Under the Stars has become a wonderful summer tradition that you don't want to miss. Co-spnsrd by: Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services

Friday, July 17th 

9:00a  Bike Rodeo next to CP Park, check out the location on our Map of Events, for kids 12 and under, Bring your Bike and join in the fun! Sponsored by:  The Rotary Club.

6:00p  Mashed Potato Wrestling in the Food Court. Pre-register available until Wednesday, July 16th, limited to the first 40 entries. Contact Sara Gamblin at 472-3231. Sponsored by: HSF Food LTD.

Saturday, July 18th

 1:00p  2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade- Spnsrd by: Hillside IGA and ReMax Central

Sunday, July 19th - DUSK

COME ENJOY THE ANNUAL FIREWORKS OVER THE AROOSTOOK RIVER

 

 

Thank You!

We would like to thank all of our 2015 sponsors and volunteers for their generous support again this year...Without you, an event of this size would not happen. Thank you for your continued support.  A Special thank you to I CARE Pharmacy for sponsoring the Food Court.

2016 Festival Dates

July 9th - July 17th, 2016.....Be sure to save the dates.....See you there !!
 

 

 

               
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The Maine Potato Blossom Festival(TM) celebrates the regions agricultural heritage and honors our veterans' service to the country. Hosted annually by and in the Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine the festival is The County's premier, don't miss, summertime event.

Scheduled events typically include: kick-off town wide yard sale, human chess, photography and coloring contests, industry dinners, multiple field and court sports tournaments and swim meets, pet show, potato picking contest, massive multi-national parade, veteran's BBQ, bingo, horse rides, family under-the-stars movies, G-Force laser tag, farmer olympics, children's rides and activities, adult beer gardens, street dances, bicycle rodeo, mashed potato wrestling, 3-person golf scramble, canoes and kayaks regatta on the Aroostook River, walkers/runners 5 miler road races, 25 mile bicycle race, arts and crafts fair, multiple music venues, extensive food court, antique tractor display and pulls, pageants, fireworks, and much more.

Information about the festival is posted annually on the festival website www.potatoblossom.org, or contact the Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce 207-472-3802.

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