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 Welcome to Friendly Fort Fairfield!

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Fort Fairfield is the sixth largest community in Aroostook County with a population of roughly 3450.  The town is centrally located, and lies equal distance from the two largest cities in The County with both Presque Isle and Caribou eleven miles away.  Fort Fairfield is also situated on the eastern border with Canada and has a round-the-clock border crossing into Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. 
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Fort Fairfield is a dual township, encompassing more than 78 square miles. The topography is mainly rolling hills used for farmland with the majestic Aroostook River slicing through the countryside.  Fort Fairfield’s quaint and charming downtown lies on the banks of the river, and plays host to Aroostook County’s premier summertime celebration, the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

Major employers in the community include; mail order and specialty pharmacy I-Care Pharmacy, 35MW biomass energy producer ReEnergy, skilled metal manufacturers K-Pel Industrial Services and Stainless Food Services, agriservices company Cavendish Farms, livestock feed producer Lucerne Farms, food grade starch producer Western Polymer, the US Customs and Border Protection, alternative energy design and installation company County Energy Solutions, mechanical-electrical engineering firm Armstrong Engineering, and Pineland Farms Natural Meats which operates a large cattle feedlot.

In addition, Fort Fairfield -- once the Potato Capital of the World – remains a major potato growing community, but it isn’t just potatoes that’s growing in our fields these days.  Broccoli, hops and a variety of grains are grown commercially in Fort Fairfield.

Also growing in Fort Fairfield is our community of Amish families, many of whom own and operate their own successful businesses and farms.  These Amish craftsmen make furniture, fabricate buildings, work with a variety of sheet metal and roofing materials and operate vegetable and dairy farms.

Fort Fairfield is also home to a well-respected school system with a dedicated, caring faculty and staff teaching in modern facilities, a Carnegie Library, two medical clinics, a bank, a credit union, a full-service post office, a grocery store, a dentist’s office, two gas stations, several gift and specialty shops, restaurants and more! 

With low-cost land, some of the lowest power costs in Maine, a water and sewer utility designed for industry, an active rail line, and a community dedicated to fostering business - Fort Fairfield possesses the tools and the infrastructure needed to help businesses grow!  For additional information about our community please click on the links below or call our Economic Development Director, Tim Goff, at 207-472-3802 or email tgoff@fortfairfield.org  and let us show you why Friendly Fort Fairfield is ready to put your business to work!