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 Maine Potato Blossom Festival

2014 Schedule

(Please check back periodically for updates)

All real time cancelations and change of venues are reported on our facebook sight:

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   The schedule below is considered tentative. No Comfirmation of events has been confirmed. The list was compiled from events done in the past. Please call 207-472-3802 with your questions.

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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 1964 - 50th Class Reunion - TBA

Class of 1969 - 45th Class Reunion - TBA

Class of 1974 - 40th Class Reunion - TBA

Class of 1979 - 35th Class Reunion - TBA

Class of 1984 - 30th Class Reunion - TBA

Class of 1989 - 25th Class Reunion - TBA

Class of 1994 - 20th Class Reunion - TBA

Class of 2004 - 10th Class Reunion - TBA

 Annual Potato Blossom Invitational Basketball Tournament-  July 11th from 11am to 7pm and July 12th from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm sponsored by R & J's Market. Come watch some of your local boys varsity teams and teams from Canada compete in a round robin both days. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children over 5 for more information contact Todd Alley at 551-8092.

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

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

8:30 - 6:30 Annual Potato Blossom Invitational Basketball Tournament-- see info above

8:30 a.m. Chess Tournament Registration required, Tournament to start at 9:00 a.m. located in the Community Bandstand on Main Street. - Sponsored by: Maine Public Service

Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 13th, 14th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this Succulent meal. Two seatings per night. 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale

6:00 p.m. Donna and Friends, The Legends Variety Show at the Community Bandstand.

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

Sunday, July 13th

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

9:00am to 3:00pm Open Horse Show-- at the Pine & Spurs Riding Club, Damboise Road, Fort Fairfield.

2:00-4:00 p.m. Annual Alumni Social - Fort Fairfield High School Cafeteria - Sponsored by:  Alumni Committee

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

Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 13th, 14th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this succulent meal. Two seatings per night. 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale

6:00 p.m. Fresh Water & Friends at the Community Bandstand. Contemporary Christian Family Bands.

6:00-8:00 p.m Zumbafest - Fort Fairfield Community Center located at 18 Community Center Drive  Sponsored by:  Cary Medical Center Healthy You Program

 

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

1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - Scales and Tales at the Fort Fairfield Public Library. Program introduces live reptiles and compares their adaptations for survival. Come enjoy this "Hands on" experience and much more. Seating is limited. To Register call 472-3880 Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Public Library.

7:00 p.m. - Roger Lilly and The Honky Tonks in the Bandstand Sponsored by: Allens Coffee Flavored Brandy

7:00 p.m. - The Little Miss Potato Blossom Pageant, located at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium - $ 8.00 Admission - Sponsored 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

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

12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. Family Canoe & Kayak Fun Day at the Fish and Game Club on Monson Pond. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For info call 356-7781. FREE - Hotdog B.B.Q to follow.  Sponsored by:  Frontier Fish & Game Club and 21st Century After School Program

4:00 p.m. Hymn Singing - Venue change! St. Paul's  Episcopal Church at 170 Main Street. The original sight, Historical Friends Church is under construction. Congregational singing of familiar hymns and spirituals. Sponsored by:  Frontier Heritage Historical Society

4:00 and 6:15 p.m.  Western Dressage Riding Clinic at the Rocking 'S' Ranch on North Caribou Road. Understanding the Principals of, and gaining skills of Classical Riding through Western Dressage. Fee $40.

6:00 p.m. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for ages 16 and over located at the Community Center - Sponsored by: Coca-Cola & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.

7:00 p.m. Pet Show - Households 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. Sponsored by:  LeVasseur Backhoe Service

7:00 p.m. Fireman Fred singing his favorite songs at the Community Bandstand - Sponsored by: Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy

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

8:30 a.m. Girls Softball Tournament Girls ages 9-12 & 13-16 
Fort Fairfield Athletic Complex  Sponsored by: Coca-Cola & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.

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

1:00 p.m. Butterflies: Habits and Habitats at the Fort Fairfield Public Library. Slide show presentation by Jerry Schneider, creator of the Butterfly Game, featuring Eastern Butterflies. This event concludes with a butterfly t-shirt craft. Purchase a t-shirt $4 or bring your own. Seating is limited. Call to Register 472-3880. Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Public Library

4:00 and 6:15 p.m.  Western Dressage Riding Clinic at the Rocking 'S' Ranch on North Caribou Road. Understanding the Principals of, and gaining skills of Classical Riding through Western Dressage. Fee $40.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Night of Poetry and Music at My Friend's House- 265 Main Street. Read an original or your favorite, an over 18 event. Acoustic music. $3 per person/$5 per couple. Sponsored by: My Friends House.

6:00 p.m. Fiddlers Night in the Bandstand--  Bandstand Sponsored by: Maine Credit Unions

7: 00 p.m. Del Shields will perform in the Bandstand, Storyteller and Performer, Bandstand Sponsored by: Maine Credit Unions

7:00 p.m.  The Jr. Miss Potato Blossom Pageant, located at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium - $ 8.00 Admission

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

9:00 a.m. Antique Tractor Display located at Growers Exchange on Presque Isle Street - Sponsored by: McCain Foods Inc. and Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club

12:00  Food Court open to the Public - Sponsored by: McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee

4:00 and 6:15 p.m.  Western Dressage Riding Clinic at the Rocking 'S' Ranch on North Caribou Road. Understanding the Principals of, and gaining skills of Classical Riding through Western Dressage. Fee $40.

5:00 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament - Riverside Park West - $5.00 per person, $10.00 per team.  Hotdogs and drinks for sale. Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Boy Scouts Troop #194 and PDQ Door.

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

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cary Adventure Park located at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex. Rain location:  Community Center  Sponsored  by:  Cary Medical Center, Pines Health Services

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

7:00 p.m. Baby Parade in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex on Walking Path (ages 0-4)- Decorated strollers and wagons encouraged   FMI: 472-3802 Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

7:00 p.m. Bike Parade in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex on Walking Path, bring your decorated bicycles and helmets!
 FMI: 472-3802 Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

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

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

Friday, July 18th

9:00 a.m.  Food Court open to the Public - Sponsored by:  McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee

9:00 a.m. Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Growers Exchange on Presque Isle Street Sponsored by: McCain Foods, Inc.

9:00 a.m.  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! Sponsored by:  The Rotary Club

10:00 a.m. Coloring Contest Judging at Villiage Square Sponsored by:  County Federal Credit Union

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

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

4:00 and 6:15 p.m.  Western Dressage Riding Clinic at the Rocking 'S' Ranch on North Caribou Road. Understanding the Principals of, and gaining skills of Classical Riding through Western Dressage. Fee $40.

5:00 p.m. Fresh Water Christian Band at the Community Bandstand.

5:30 p.m. Industry Dinner - Community Center Gym. Honoring the Farm Family of the year.Advance Ticket Sales $12.00 per person.Sponsored by: Maine Potato Board, Maine Potato Growers & Farm Credit Service

Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 13th, 14th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this Succulent meal. Two seatings per night. 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale

6:00 p.m. Mashed Potato Wrestling - In the Food Court, Call 472-3802 to pre-register - Sponsored by: HSF Food, LTD

6:00 p.m. Beer Garden - Main Street across from the street dance - ID REQUIRED Sponsored by: I Care Pharmacy

7:00 p.m.  Story Telling & Campfire w-Del Sheilds at Rocking 'S' Ranch. Sponsored by Festival Committee

6:30 p.m. Ben Killcollins-- Street Dance preshow- located in the Village Square parking lot Sponsored by: Dead River Company

8:00 p.m. Street Dance --Rain or Shine.  The Ultimate Disco Party Band - Motor Booty Affair will again be in Fort Fairfield, so dig out your "Poly and Bell Bottoms" get funky, and dance the night away. www.motorbootyaffair.com. Sponsored by: I Care Pharmacy

Saturday, July 19th

All Day

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

6 to 10 a.m.  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. Sponsored by: Frontier Heritage Historical Society

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

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

7:30 a.m. 5 Miler Road Race Registration. Sponsored by:  Coca-Cola and Hillside IGA

8 to 10 :00 a.m. The One Room School House will be open for tours during the pancake breakfast.

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

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

9:00 a.m. Antique Farm Equipment Display located at Growers Exchange on Presque Isle Street - Sponsored by: McCain Foods, Inc.

9:00 a.m.  Food Court open to the Public - Sponsored by:  McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee

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

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

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

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

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

11:30 a.m. 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. Sponsored by: TEMPO Employment Agency

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

1:00 p.m. 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 - Sponsored by The Aroostook Medical Center and Acadia Medical Supply.

3:00 p.m.  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. Sponsored by the Washburn ATV Club.

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

4:00 and 6:15 p.m.  Western Dressage Riding Clinic at the Rocking 'S' Ranch on North Caribou Road. Understanding the Principals of, and gaining skills of Classical Riding through Western Dressage. Fee $40.

5:00 p.m. 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. Sponsored by: Kayak Country & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.

5:00 p.m. Worship Without Walls- Music on Main Street for all ages, at My Friends House, Main Street closed off. Arts and Crafts with Music. Live Music and Singing by Various Artists will begin at 7.

Canterbury Royale's Lobster and Clam Bake Offered 13th, 14th, 19th and 20th. Reservations Required for this Succulent meal. Two seatings per night. 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $43.50 per person. Canterbury Royale

6:00 p.m.  FFHS Class of 1984 30th Class Reunion - location -  Giberson Residence, 10 Depot Street, Fort Fairfield.  BBQ dinner provided, BYOB $10 per person, $15 per couple.  Contact Roberta Lasater at 2478-256-8352 or Mark Giberson at 473-0911

7:00 p.m.  Story Telling & Campfire w-Del Sheilds at Rocking 'S' Ranch. Sponsored by: TD Bank

7:30 p.m. The Miss Potato Blossom Pageant, located at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium - $ 8.00 Admission - Sponsored by:Northeast Packaging Key Bank

8:00 p.m. Adult Dance at the Community Center -- ID REQUIRED— Featuring Wally and the Virginians-- Alcoholic Beverages available.

Sunday, July 20st

All Day

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

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

9:00 a.m. Food Court open to the Public - Sponsored by: McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee

10:00 a.m. Spud Cycle Classic 25 mile bike race, Registration at 8:00 a.m., at the Community Center. Sponsored by: Nordic Heritage Center, Soderberg Construction, Stewart Law Office, S.W. Collins & Hillside IGA

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

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Antique Car Show and Shine at Riverside Park. Antique car display, DJ and BBQ - Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks for sale. BBQ Sponsored by: Boy Scout Troop #194

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

12:00 Horse Games- Poles, Barrels, Key Hole at Rocking 'S' Ranch call Steve for details 768-1444

1:00 p.m. Annual Festival Rubber Duck Race - On the Aroostook River Bridge in Fort Fairfield.  Sponsored by:  Frontier Fish and Game Club.

12:00p.m - 4:00 p.m. 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.

2:00 p.m. Maine Trail Series Time trials- at Mojo in PI- registration at 1pm

4:00 and 6:15 p.m.  Western Dressage Riding Clinic at the Rocking 'S' Ranch on North Caribou Road. Understanding the Principals of, and gaining skills of Classical Riding through Western Dressage. Fee $40.

4:30 p.m. Bean Hole-Bean Supper  At the the K of C Facility on Main Street. Sponsored by:  Frontier Fish & Game Club

6:00 p.m. Dell Shields in the Bandstand. Sponsored by: Tri-Community Landfill

7:00 p.m. Common Crossing in the Bandstand.  Sponsored by: R.H. Foster

At Dusk       FIREWORKS ON THE AROOSTOOK RIVER – Downtown Fort Fairfield Come watch our Annual Fireworks Display on the Aroostook River. Sponsored by: The Maine Potato Board, Pineland Farms and ReEnergy

 

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 21st and Sunday, July 22nd. 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 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19th.

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

Judging will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 20th 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 7:00 pm - The Pre-Teen and Teen Miss Pageant, $ 8.00 Admission

Monday, July 14th at 7:00 pm - The Little Miss Potato Blossom Pageant - $ 8.00 Admission

Wednesday, July 16th at 7:00 pm - The Jr. Miss Potato Blossom Pageant - $ 8.00 Admission

Saturday, July 19th at 7:30 pm - The Miss Potato Blossom Pageant - $ 8.00 Admision 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) 472-3802

(207) 472-3810 Fax

mbosse@fortfairfield.org

 

 

2014 Maine Potato Blossom Festival

Schedule of Sporting Events

Friday, July 11 & Saturday, July 12th

 

Annual Potato Blossom Invitational Basketball Tournament-  July 13th from 11am to 7pm and July 14th from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm sponsored by R & J's Market. Come watch some of your local boys varsity teams and teams from Canada compete in a round robin both days. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children over 5
for more information contact Todd Alley at 551-8092.

Tuesday, July 15th

8:30 a.m. 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

6:00 p.m. 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

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

9:00 a.m. 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

6:30 a.m. Aroostook Valley Country Club 3 Person Scramble 
To register : 1-800-980-8747

7:30 a.m. 5 Miler Road Race Registration

8:30 a.m. 5 Miler Road Race Walkers

9:00 a.m. 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)
Sponsored by: Hillside IGA FMI: Paul Lamoreau 764-6517

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

5:00 p.m. 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

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

10:00 a.m. 25 Mile Spud Cycle Classic Bike Race
  11:30 a .m. Spud Cycle Classic Youth Bike Race
Race begins at the Blockhouse on Main St and ends at Hillcrest Estates. Youth events begin and end near the Community Center.
Cost: $15 per rider, $2 per youth (t-shirts for the first 50 to register) Sponsored by: Cary Medical Center, Mojo, Spinskis, S.W. Collins Company, Stewart Law Office, Soderberg Construction, Hillside IGA and Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department.

 

 

Annual Town Wide Yard Sale

The Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday & Sunday July 12th & 14th. 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. Sponsored 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 for more information.

 

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 19th at 4:00 pm at The County Federal Credit Union, Winners will be chosen on Friday, July 20th, all entries will be displayed all week at C.F.C.U. Co-Sponsored by: The County Federal Credit Union and Hillside I.G.A.

Monday, July 14th - 1:00

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

Tuesday, July 15th - Noon to 2:00 p.m

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 under 13 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. FREE B.B.Q. to follow, contact Shawn Rogers FMI. Sponsored by: Frontier Fish and Game Club

Wednesday, July 16th - 7:00 p.m.

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. Sponsored by: LeVasseur Backhoe Service

Wednesday, July 16th - 1:00 P.M.

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

Thursday, July 17th at 5:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, July 17th - 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.

Cary's Adventure Park - - will be located at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex, rain location will be F.A.R.M. Park. Race against your friends in the mega obstacle course, bounce and slide through the wizards castle, put on your bathing suit and brave the wild rapids waterslide - all at the Cary Adventure Park ! There's even a special attraction for the little kids and several other activities for people of all ages. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family for some fun and adventure. Stay and see our movie under the starts, it's going to be a blast! Co-sponsored by: Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services

6:00 p.m. Baby & Bike Parade Registration- in conjuntion with Cary Adventure Park at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex  
FMI: Contact 472-3802 - Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

Thursday, July 17th - 8:30 p.m.

It's the 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-sponsored by: Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services

Friday, July 18th 

9:00 a.m.  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

6:00 p.m. Mashed Potato Wrestling in the Food Court. Pre-register available until Wednesday, July 18th, limited to the first 40 entries. Contact Sara Gamblin at 472-3231. Sponsored by: HSF Food LTD.

Saturday, July 19th - 1:00 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m. Spuddy Recovery Triathlon- Downtown at the Reviewing Stand-- Just as the parade starts, and while waiting for it to get to the reveiwing 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- Sponsored 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 2013 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.

2014 Festival Dates

July 12th - July 20th, 2014.....Be sure to save the dates.....See you there !!