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Fort Fairfield is located in central Aroostook County, Maine. This vibrant community of 3500 is the 6th largest municipality in The County.  Fort Fairfield is named after Governor John Fairfield, who served two terms as Maine's Governor.


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Fort Fairfield was settled in 1816 and incorporated as a town on March 11, 1858.  A fort was constructed to protect the region during the Aroostook War.  The replica blockhouse pictured above was built in 1976 and now houses a treasure trove of historical artifacts.

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The town lies on eastern Canadian border and is a dual township, meaning it consists of two six mile by six mile parcels with a total area of just over 78 square miles - comprised mainly of thick woods and fertile farmland.  

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Once the Potato Capital of the World, agriculture continues to play an important role in our economy with large potato, broccoli and livestock farms spread throughout the town's borders.

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The powerful Aroostook River cuts through the community. Once an important means of transportation for timber operations and power for starch mills, the Aroostook River is now a recreational resource.  

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Fishermen line its banks in the spring and summer. Nature lovers, especially those hoping to catch a glimpse of the many bald eagles that nest in trees high above the water or the moose searching for a cool drink, are certain to be entertained as they explore the many species that call the valley home.  Canoeists and kayakers from near and far are drawn to the Aroostook to padde along with the current.

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Downtown Fort Fairfield also lies on the banks of the Aroostook River. The downtown has numerous businesses, including banks, restaurants, grocery and convienence stores, gift shops and a full-service post office.

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 Fort Fairfield also hosts one of the largest festivals in all of northern Maine, the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival. The nine day event draws thousands of people from throughout the region to celebrate the town's agricultural roots and enjoy numerous activities including concerts, a large parade, artist exhibitions, athletic contests and a spectacular fireworks display over the river. The events start on the second weekend of July with a town-wide yard sale among other activities - with the parade, street dances and fireworks taking place on the third weekend of July.

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So whether it is for a weekend, or a lifetime, come spend some time in Friendly Fort Fairfield and see for yourself why this community in the County is such a special place to call home.

Girl Scouts of America

The Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, where in an accepting an nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

In the Girl Scouts, they discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together; and through the many enriching experiences provided by the Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.

Girl Scouts. Where Girls Grow Strong.

Contact: Sharon Kozura. Telephone: 473-7853

 

We strive to educate the orphan, feed the hungry and care for the sick

Motto: Friendship-Love-Truth

Objective: To Improve and Elevate the Character of Man

I AM A REBEKAH:

I believe in the Fatherhood of God, then Brotherhood of man, and the Sisterhood of women.

I believe in the watch-words of our order-Friendship, Love and Truth.

Friendship-is like a golden chain that ties our hearts together. Love - is one of our most precious gifts, the more you give, the more you receive. Truth - is the standard by which we judge people. It is the foundation of our society.

I believe that my main concern should be my God, my family and my friends. Then we should reach out to our community and the World, for in God's eyes we are all brothers and sisters.

I AM A REBEKAH

Maine I.O.O.F/ Rebekah

Contact: Freda Dionne, 488-6861

 

 

Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's friendship network, created for women in search of cultural and social activity.  It also provides educational programs and opportunities for service to others.   We are fortunate to have two chapters of Beta Sigma Phi in Fort Fairfield. 

For more information contact: Anne Theriault, 472-5511

PRECEPTOR GAMMA

LAUREATE GAMMA

President: Barbara Pelkey

President: Myrna Bradley

Vice President: Ann Burtchell

Vice President: Barbara Good

Secretary: D'Ann Rochford

Secretary: Susan LeVasseur

Treasurer: Cathy Killcollins

Treasurer: Vivian Janosco

Corresponding Secretary: Tammy McLaughlin

Ext. Officer: Storm Goodwin

    • Civic Organizations
  • Beta Sigma Phi
  • Fort Fairfield High School Alumni Assn.
  • Frontier Heritage
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Lions Club
  • Rebekah Lodge
  • Rotary Club
  • Santa Maria Daughters of Isabella
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary

Recreational Organizations

Senior Citizen Organizations

  • Fields Lane Sunshine Club
  • Golden Triangle

Youth Organizations

 

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