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 Maine Potato Blossom Festival

2014 Schedule

(Please check back periodically for updates)

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

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Saturday, July 12th  •  Sunday, July 13th  •  Monday, July 14th

Tuesday, July 15th  •  Wednesday, July 16th  •  Thursday, July 17th

Friday, July 18th  •  Saturday, July 19th  •  Sunday, July 20th

 

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 19 in 2014. This 9 day festival features farmer olympics, 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 Blossom 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. 472-3802)

Class of 1959 - 55th Class Reunion - Thursday, July 17, 2014 Aroostook Valley Country Club $28 per person. Happy Hour 5:00 - 6:00 p.m, Class photo 6:00 p.m cost $13 to be collected that night.  Meal 6:30 to 7:30p.m, choice of BBQ steak Dinner, BBQ Chicken dinner and Ribs, Baked Salmon Dinner  Class meeting 7:30 to 8:30 p.m (Social to follow)  Contact Phil Christensen 207-472-3143 FMI.

Class of 1964 - 50th Class Reunion - Saturday, July 19 Aroostook Valley Country Club

Class of 1969 - 45th Class Reunion - Saturday, July 19, 4:30 p.m. at the Presque Isle Hampton Inn.  Contact Anne Theriault  FMI anne.theriault@eastonschools.org

Class of 1974 - 40th Class Reunion-July 18, 2014 6pm. Aroostook Valley Country Club.  Contact Kathy (Doughty) Walsh 227-1475 FMI

Class of 1979 - 35th Class Reunion-Saturday, July 19th, at 4:30. Ft Fairfield Snowmobile Club.

Class of 1984 - 30th Class Reunion - July 19, 2014 6 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Giberson residence 10 Depot Street, Fort Fairfield.  BBQ $10 per person, $15 per couple. BYOB Contact Roberta Campbell (478) 256-8352 or Mark Giberson (207) 473-0911.

Class of 1989 - 25th Class Reunion - Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 p.m-10 p.m at the Lions Club on Forest Avenue, Fort Fairfield.

Class of 1994 - 20th Class Reunion - Friday, July 18, 2014 5:30-8pm.  FF Fish & Game Club 550 Dorsey Rd (Monson Pond) Meal will be free for class members and their guest, a cash bar will be available. RSVP to Tami Jo (McCausland) St. Clair at TamiJoSaint@aol.com or 765-278-4751 and specify steak or chicken.

Class of 2004 - 10th Class Reunion - Saturday, July 19, 2014 4:00 p.m located at The Riverside Pavilion on Riverside Avenue West just after the bridge.

 

Special Thanks for their event sponsorship: Cary Medical Center, I Care Pharmacy, 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 12th

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  4 Round chess tournament.  Registration required, $20 if registered by 7-1-14 or $25 day of tournament. Tournament to start at 9:30 a.m. located in the Community Bandstand on Main Street.-Spnsrd by TEMPO Employment Agency

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 and Emera Maine.  Rain Date July 13 at 12:00 p.m.

Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this succulent meal. One seating per night. 6:00 p.m. $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale  (207) 472-4910.

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  held at Rocking S Ranch, North Caribou Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME.  July 12-20, 2014.  ALL CLINICS SCHEDULED ARE 2 HOURS - COST $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.  If anyone is interested in a day time clinic please call us 207-729-4725.  Clinic #1 starts at 4:00p.m  Clinic #2 starts at 6:15p.m

4:00p  Clinic #1-Horsemanship, how well do you present yourself to your horse?

6:15p Clinic #2-Developing a stop from your seat, getting that smooth ride.

6:30p  Donna Nelson and friends at the Community Bandstand. Spnsrd by Aroostook Self Storage and Murchison Computer

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 13th

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 in the Bandstand Spnsrd by the Community Wesleyan Church

1:OOp Annual Alumni Social - Fort Fairfield High School Cafeteria - Spnsrd by:  Alumni Committee

1:00p JMH Junior Master Horsemanship

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  held at Rocking S Ranch, North Caribou Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME.  July 12-20, 2014.  ALL CLINICS SCHEDULED ARE 2 HOURS - COST $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.  If anyone is interested in a day time clinic please call us 207-729-4725.  Clinic #1 starts at 4:00 p.m  Clinic #2 starts at 6:15 p.m

4:00p Clinic #1  Developing a stop from your seat, getting that smooth ride.

4:00p Kinney Family Trio at the Community Bandstand. Bluegrass Gospel Music.

6:00p  Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this succulent meal. One seating per night. 6:00 p.m. $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale

6:00p  Fresh Water & Friends at the Community Bandstand. Contemporary Christian Family Band. Spnsrd by Crown Equipment

  Monday, 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 18th Download Coloring Contest Picture

1:00p and 2:30p - "Bat"Mobile at the Fort Fairfield Public Library.  Two presentations:  1-2 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  This program includes fruit bats, a live non-releasable Big Brown Bat and a slide show on bats from the Maine woods to the South American rainforests.  Seating is limited. To Register call 472-3880 Spnsrd by: Fort Fairfield Public Library.

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  held at Rocking S Ranch, North Caribou Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME.  July 12-20, 2014.  ALL CLINICS SCHEDULED ARE 2 HOURS - COST $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.  If anyone is interested in a day time clinic please call us 207-729-4725.  Clinic #1 starts at 4:00 p.m  Clinic #2 starts at 6:15 p.m

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 Roger Lilly and The Honky Tonks in the Bandstand Spnsrd by: Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy

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

Tuesday, 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 18th--Download Coloring Contest Picture

8:30a Girls Softball Tournament Girls ages 9-12 & 13-16, at the Fort Fairfield Athletic Complex. Spnsrd by: Coca-Cola & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept. BBQ to follow. Spnsrd by: Frontier Fish and Game Club

12:30p-2:30p 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.

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  held at Rocking S Ranch, North Caribou Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME.  July 12-20, 2014.  ALL CLINICS SCHEDULED ARE 2 HOURS - COST $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.  If anyone is interested in a day time clinic please call us 207-729-4725.  Clinic #1 starts at 4:00 p.m  Clinic #2 starts at 6:15 p.m

4:00p  Clinic #1 - Introduction to Versatility obstacle training.  Introduction to Rider position, Rythym and Suppleness.

6:15p  Clinic #2 - Impulsion.  Go!!  or otherwise known as "Kick harrddddeeerrr!  How often have you heard that before?  It might come from a well-meaning friend.  It might be what you feel is necessary 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 located at the Community Center Spnsrd by: Coca-Cola & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.

7:00p  Pet Show - Household pets, leashes required.  Located at the C.P. Station Park across from IGA. 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

7:00p  Fireman Fred at the Community Bandstand - Spnsrd by: Columbia Forest Products and Huber Engineered Woods

Wednesday, 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 18th-Download Coloring Contest Picture

9:00a Swim Meet Ages 18 and under 
Fort Fairfield Municipal Swimming Pool Spnsrd by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.

9:00a New Location - Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Riverside Park East just after the bridge in Fort Fairfield.  Larger display along with various demonstrations and the "Tractor Train" offering free rides for children.  Spnsrd by: Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club and McCain Foods.

10:00a-5:30p  1st Annual Library Book Sale in the Community Room at the Fort Fairfield Public Library.  Gently used books for all ages to enjoy!

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  held at Rocking S Ranch, North Caribou Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME.  July 12-20, 2014.  ALL CLINICS SCHEDULED ARE 2 HOURS - COST $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.  If anyone is interested in a day time clinic please call us 207-729-4725.

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

6:15p Clinic #2-Intro to riding a Versatility Challenge.

2:00p-5:00p  Open House at the Fort Fairfield Health Center.  Spnsrd by The Aroostook Medical Center.

6:00p  Fiddlers Night Featuring The Fiddleheads in the Bandstand - Spnsrd by: Maine Credit Unions and I Care Pharmacy

7:00p Del Shields will perform in the Bandstand. Storyteller and performer.  Spnsrd by: Precison Custom Wordworking & Tri-Community Landfill, Tri Winner Foods, J D R Transport

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 17th

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 18th--Download Coloring Contest Picture

9:00a  New Location-Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Riverside Park East just after the bridge in Fort Fairfield.  Larger display along with various demonstrations and the "Tractor Train" offering free rides for children.  Spnsrd by: Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club.

10:00a-5:30p 1st Annual Library Book Sale in the Community Room at the Fort Fairfield Public Library.  Gently used books for all ages to enjoy!

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  held at Rocking S Ranch, North Caribou Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME.  July 12-20, 2014.  ALL CLINICS SCHEDULED ARE 2 HOURS - COST $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.  If anyone is interested in a day time clinic please call us 207-729-4725. 4:00 p.m  Horse Clinic

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

6:15p Clinic #2-Introduction to Rider position, Rhythm 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 Adventure Park located at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex. Rain location:  Community Center  Spnsrd  by: Cary Medical Center, Pines Health Services

6:00p SOLD OUT FFHS Hall of Fame Athletic Banquet located at the FFMHS cafeteria.  Advance ticket purchase only $25.00 before July 10, 2014. Meal provided. FMI contact Larry Gardner at ffhsathleticof@gmail.com

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 NEW LOCATION 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 NEW LOCATION 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.

7:00p  Brian Mosher in the bandstand- Spnsrd by:  F.A.Peabody Insurance Company

8:30p/Dusk-Family Movie Under the Stars - located at the Fort Fairfield Middle High School Athletic Complex.  Featuring: The Lego Movie!  Rain location: Community Center. Spnsrd by:  Cary Medical Center, Pines Health Services

Friday, July 18th

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

9:00a  New Location-Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Riverside Park East just after the bridge in Fort Fairfield.  Larger display along with various demonstrations and the "Tractor Train" offering free rides for children. 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

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

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  held at Rocking S Ranch, North Caribou Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME.  July 12-20, 2014.  ALL CLINICS SCHEDULED ARE 2 HOURS - COST $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.  If anyone is interested in a day time clinic please call us 207-729-4725.

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

2:00p-8:00p Lime Ricky's in the Key Bank parking lot (Festival Headquarters).  Spnsrd by FFMHS Class of 2018.

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.

5:00p Fresh Water Christian Band at the Community Bandstand. Spnsrd by Graves Shop n Save and Overhead Door Co.

5:30p Industry Dinner - Community Center Gym. 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

Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this Succulent meal. One seating per night. 6:00 p.m.  $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale

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:FF Lions Club

6:30p  Kowboy Karaoke at the Campfire w-Del Sheilds at Rocking 'S' Ranch. Spnsrd by Festival Committee

6:30p Street dance pre-show entertainment featuring Dan Rooney - local musician from Presque Isle.  Check him out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dan.rooney.35?fref=ts Spnsrd by:

8:00p Street Dance-Rain or Shine. Featuring The Rik Reece Band https://www.facebook.com/rikreeseband formerly known as Neon Highway with special guest Kelly Parker from the Kelly Parker Band. https://www.facebook.com/KellyParkerBand Spnsrd by:Daigle Oil Company & MMG Insurance

Saturday, July 19th

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. 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.

8:30a 5 Miler Road Race Walkers. Spnsrd by: Coca-ColaS.W. Collins

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

9:00a New Location - Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Riverside Park East just after the bridge in Fort Fairfield.  Larger display along with various demonstrations and the "Tractor Train" offering free rides for children.  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

9:00a-3:00m Lime Ricky's in the Key Bank parking lot (Festival Headquarters).  Spnsrd by the FFMHS Class of 2018.

10:00a-3:00p Blockhouse open to the public. "The Ski Museum of Maine invites you to see a historic ski exhibit of old skis, poles, boots, ski wax, along with Fort Fairfield winter carnival pictures and memorabilia.  Got ski stories? Bring them along!  Want to have your picture taken with a pair of old County skis?  Bring your smile! Come see us at the Blockhouse, Saturday, July 19!” Sponsored by: Frontier Heritage Society

10:00a  Potato Cooking Contest - located at the Fort Fairfield Elementary School Cafeteria. Spnsrd by: Maine Potato Board and Maine Agri-Women.

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 2014 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade-Spnsrd by: Hillside IGA and ReMax Central

1:00p  Spuddy Recovery Triathlon-Just as the parade starts, and while waiting for it to get to the reviewing stand downtown on Main Street, The Aroostook Medical Center and Acadia Medical Supply will host a unique County Triathlon consisting of Walker, Wheel Chair, Crutches and of course potatoes!. Only 16 slots available for this unique contest. For info and to apply to compete go to tamc.org - Spnsrd by The Aroostook Medical Center and Acadia Medical Supply.

3:00p 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.

3:00p Aroostook River Regatta Registration Forbes Gravel Pit - 6 miles north of Fort Fairfield on Rt 161

4:30p  Class of 1969-45th Class Reunion.  Hampton Inn, Presque Isle.  For more information please contact Anne Theriault anne.theriault@eastonschools.org

5:00p Regatta on the Aroostook (Canoes & Kayaks)
Registration: 3:00-4:45 p.m. at Forbes Gravel Pit. 6 miles north of Fort Farifield on Route 161. Spnsrd by: Kayak Country & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.

Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 12th, 13h, 18th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this Succulent meal. One seating per night. 6:00 p.m.  $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale

6:00p FFHS Class of 1984-30th Class Reunion-July 19, 2014 6 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Giberson residence 10 Depot Street, Fort Fairfield.  BBQ $10 per person, $15 per couple. BYOB Contact Roberta Campbell (478) 256-8352 or Mark Giberson (207) 473-0911.

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

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

8:00p Adult Dance at the Community Center-ID REQUIRED-Featuring Wally and the Virginian- Alcoholic Beverages available.Spnsrd by CarQuest Auto Parts & Spudnik.  Beer garden sponsored by FF Lions Club

Sunday, July 20th

All Day

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

9:00a Sunday Service at the Bandstand-
Bring your own chairs–Officiated by: Mark Babin - Spnsrd by: The Celebration Center

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

10:00a SPUD CYCLE CLASSIC BICYCLE RACE & TOUR The 25 mile and 12 mile (ages 15 & under and touring division) 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., Bears Head Cyclery and 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, DJ and BBQ - Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks for sale. BBQ Spnsrd by: Boy Scout Troop #194 and Caldwell Auto.

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

1:00p Annual Festival Rubber Duck Race-On the Aroostook River Bridge in Fort Fairfield.  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.

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

6:00p  Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 12th, 13h, 18th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this Succulent meal. One seating per night. 6:00pm  $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale

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

7:00p Common Crossing in the Bandstand.  Spnsrd by: Thompson Hamel, LLC & Solman & Hunter P.A

At Dusk       FIREWORKS ON THE AROOSTOOK RIVER – Downtown 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 19th and Sunday, July 20th. 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 17th.

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

Judging will take place at 10:00a Friday, July 28th 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 12th at 7:00p - The Pre-Teen and Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, $8.00 Admission

Monday, July 14th at 7:00p - The Little Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission

Wednesday, July 16th at 7:00p - The Junior Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission

Saturday, July 19th at 7:30p - The Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission Tickets at the door.

 

2014 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade

July 19, 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:

Michael Bosse

Town of Fort Fairfield

18 Community Center Drive

Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

(207) 472-3800

(207) 472-3810 Fax

mbosse@fortfairfield.org

 

 

2014 Maine Potato Blossom Festival

Schedule of Sporting Events

 

Tuesday, July 15th

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

6:00p 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Contestants must be 16 yrs or older
 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 16th

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 19th

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Triathlon Combines a participants' canoe/kayak time from the "Regatta on the Aroostook", running time from the "Potato Blossom 5 miler Road Race" and their cycling time from the "Spud Cycle Classic Bike Race." Awards are given based on the combined results from the three events.
Cost: FREE Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department
 FMI: Tom Towle 472-3882

6:30a Aroostook Valley Country Club 3 Person Scramble 
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 50 to register)
 Spnsrd by: Hillside IGA FMI: Paul Lamoreau 764-6517

3:00p Aroostook River Regatta Registration
 Forbes Gravel Pit - 6 miles north of Fort Fairfield on Rt 161

5:00p Regatta on the Aroostook (Canoes & Kayaks) 
Registration: 3:00-4:45 p.m. at Forbes Gravel Pit (6 miles north of Fort Fairfield on Rt 161 (south side of river). Finish will be at the public boat landing just below the bridge in Fort Fairfield. Course: Approximately 6.5 miles of flat water.
Cost: $10 per person (includes t-shirts for first 50 to register)
 Rentals available: Kayak Country 472-0700 or 540-6573
 Sponsored by: Kayak Country, Northpoint Mortgage, Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.
 FMI: Tom Towle 472-3882

Sunday, July 20th

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 15 & under and touring division) 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., Bears Head Cyclery and Fort Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. For more information: Call 472-3882,227-6306or 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 12th & 13th. 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

 

2014 Maine Potato Blossom Festival –

“Just Kids Stuff” 

Monday, July 14th

Coloring Contest Begins - Pick-up your coloring sheets from The County Federal Credit Union or Hillside I.G.A.. Deadline is Thursday, July 17th at 4:00 pm at The County Federal Credit Union, Winners will be chosen on Friday, July 18th, 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.

Monday, July 14th - 1:00p

Program at the Public Library for Kids-- Spnsrd by: Fort Fairfield Public Library

Tuesday, July 15th - 12:30p-2:30p

Canoe & Kayak Fun Day At Monson Pond -  Some canoes and kayaks will be available with life vests, or bring your own. All participants must wear a left vest, children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE B.B.Q. to follow, contact Shawn Rogers FMI. Spnsrd by: Frontier Fish and Game Club

Wednesday, July 16th - 7:00p

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

Wednesday, July 16th - 12:00p

"Tractor Train" rides - 12p-4p located at Riverside Park East at the Antique Tractor Display.

Thursday, July 17th at 12:00p

"Tractor Train" rides - 12p- 4p located at Riverside Park East at the Antique Tractor Display

 Thursday, July 17th 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 17th - 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 472-3802 - Spnsrd by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

Thursday, July 17th - 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: The Lego Movie. 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 18th 

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.

9:00a-7:00p "Tractor Train" rides - located at Riverside Park East at the Antique Tractor Display

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 19th

 9:00a-7:00p "Tractor Train" rides - located at Riverside Park East at the Antique Tractor Display

11:00a-3:00p Class of 1974 informal gathering at the VFW on Presque Isle Street. Contact Kathy (Doughty) Walsh FMI

 1:00p  2013 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade- Spnsrd by: Hillside IGA and ReMax Central

1:00p Spuddy Recovery Triathlon- Downtown at the Reviewing Stand-- Just as the parade starts, and while waiting for it to get to the reviewing stand downtown on Main Street, The Aroostook Medical Center will host a Triathlon consisting of Walker Races, Wheel Chair Races and Crutches Racing. Registration on site- Spnsrd by The Aroostook Medical Center.

Sunday, July 20th - DUSK

COME ENJOY THE ANNUAL FIREWORKS OVER THE AROOSTOOK RIVER

 

 

Thank You!

We would like to thank all of our 2014 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.

2015 Festival Dates

July 11th - July 19th, 2015.....Be sure to save the dates.....See you there !!