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The Town of Fort Fairfield has an exciting full-time job opportunity for the position of Parks and Recreation Director. Applicants must enjoy working with people of all ages in a wide variety of sporting and other recreational activities

Duties include, but are not limited to, planning, organizing, supervising, promoting, maintaining, and evaluating the municipal recreation programs and activities.

It is preferred that applicants possess three years of experience in a recreation leadership role. Academic training in recreation is desired. Coaching experience and general swimming pool maintenance, including the handling of chemicals is also desired.

This position offers a great benefits package that includes: health insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. Salary is to be determined based on experience and education.

If you have the skills, motivation and experience for this position, application and resume should be sent to: Town of Fort Fairfield, ATTN: Personnel Director, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Applications may be obtained from the Fort Fairfield Clerk’s Office, 18 Community Center Drive or website (www.fortfairfield.org)

The Town of Fort Fairfield is an equal opportunity employer.

For Immediate Release

January 23, 2018

Hegemann Named Festival Director

Fort Fairfield native, Meg McLaughlin Hegemann has been named as the new director of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

Hegemann has experience planning a variety of events, as well as a deep love for the potato industry and the festival that celebrates it.meg 350 “Working the fields gave me a connection to the land here such that no other place felt like home.” After decades in Missouri, Meg and her husband, Brad, moved to Fort Fairfield in June 2016.

As director, Hegemann will work with existing volunteers and recruit new ones to facilitate the week long event. “The Festival doesn't just celebrate the town of Fort Fairfield, it celebrates an industry that in many ways defines the County. It takes cooperation from a lot of people and places to make it happen. I look forward to working together to make the 2018 Festival one of the best.”

The 2018 Maine Potato Blossom Festival will take place July 14 – 22 with the parade on Saturday, July 21. To sponsor an event or volunteer, contact Hegemann at mpbf@fortfairfield.org.
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Maine Potato Blossom Festival, Fort Fairfield, Maine

The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is a nine-day celebration of our agricultural heritage!

Hosted annually by the Town of Fort Fairfield the Festival is Aroostook County's premier, family-friendly event!

With more than 100 events, performances, contests and activities the Maine Potato Blossom Festival features something for everyone! Plus a large food court, arts and crafts, vendors, exhibitors and an expansive beer garden!
Scheduled events include: FOUR NIGHTS of live music on the new and improved Festival Main Stage!
PLUS, Nightly entertainment in the community bandstand!  

Other activities and events include one of the largest parades in northern New England! Mashed potato wrestling, a potato picking contest, the Town Wide Yard Sale, kids Adventure Park featuring numerous bounce houses and water features, a Movie Under the Stars, bike rodeo, horseshoe tournament, car show, antique tractor pulls, horse clinics, class reunions, household pet shoe, baby and bike parade, human foosball tournament, chess tournaments, special suppers, BBQ's, breakfasts and more!

The Festival features numerous athletic contests including the County Swim Meet, 3-person golf scramble at Aroostook Valley Country Club, 5-miler road race, 25 mile Spud Cycle Classic Bike Race & Tour, girl's softball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a family canoe and kayak fun day!

Also, due to demand, there will be FIVE Maine Potato Blossom Pageants in 2017!

Capping it all is the Fireworks Spectacular over the majestic Aroostook River!

The Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade is ALWAYS on the third Saturday in July!!

For more information contact the Town of Fort Fairfield 207-472-3802.

(Check Back Often as Events and Entertainment are Continually Updated!)

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