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Our office hours are changing beginning Monday, July 16
Our new hours will be 7:30 am -4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
The Town Office will still be closed on all Federal and State Holidays.
Thank You
Maine State Outdoors LawsNEW:  The Town Office will no longer receive paper copies of Regulations books for Hunting, Fishing, Snowmobiles, and ATV's.  The link below will direct you to the website where you can dowload your own digital copies.  


Laws of the Maine Outdoors
TOWN MANAGER

Fort Fairfield, Maine

The Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine, is currently soliciting resumes for the position of Town Manager.  Fort Fairfield is a community of 3500, with a Council/Manager form of government, an annual budget of $3.0 million excluding schools, and 20 full-time employees.  The Town Council is seeking an individual with personnel management and labor relations experience, strong successful economic development experience, strong financial management and budgeting skills, and good communications skills.  The successful Manager candidate should be a creative problem solver with the ability to work as a team member, and demonstrate flexibility and openness in the performance of their job.

Candidates should possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.  The Town Council would prefer a candidate with municipal management experience and a degree in Public or Business Administration, however, individuals with equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

Salary is negotiable based on experience and training.  Correspondence may be submitted by email: PersonnelServices@memun.org; by fax (207) 624-0118; or by U.S. mail. Resume, cover letter and salary history must be received by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Please send materials to:

Director of Personnel Services
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
Fort Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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MaineHousing Pre 1976 Mobile Home Program

Fort Fairfield Summer Parks & Rec Brochure

ReEnergy Fort Fairfield Renewal Application


The Application for Renewal of Air Emission License A-181-70-G-R. as Periodically Amended, for ReEnergy Fort Fairfield is available for public inspection at the Town Office during regular business hours.
General Assistance Program Information Town of Fort FairfieldGeneral Assistance is a program administered through municipalities which purchases basic necessities for individuals who are without means to pay for such services.

If you are a resident of Fort Fairfield and need to apply for General Assistance, Please call the Town Office at 207-472-3800 between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday to make an appointment. You must have an appointment already scheduled to be seen for General Assistance.

Walk-in appointments are not accepted unless it is an emergency.

If the Town Office is closed and you are in need of Emergency Assistance, please call the Fort Fairfield Police Department at 472-3808.

Athletic Events
Historical Events
Pageants
New This Year

Class Reunions

Class of 1968 – Sat. July 21, 5 pm, Lions Club
Class of 1973 – Fri. July 20, 5:30 pm, AVCC
Class of 1978 – Sat. July 21, 4 pm, Snowmobile Club
Class of 1983 – Sat. July 21, 5 pm, AVCC
Class of 1988 – Sat. July 21, 5 pm, Fish & Game Club
Class of 1998 – Fri. July 20, 6 pm, Lions Club
Class of 2008 – Fri. July 20, 5 pm, Fields Lane

FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS, Village Square, 232 Main Street
Sponsored by Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine Potato Board, ReMax, Aaron’s, Inc.

COLORING CONTEST, County Federal Credit Union, 232 Main Street
Pick up your coloring page any time. Entries will be judged at 10 am on Friday, July 20.
Prizes awarded!
Sponsored by The County Federal Credit Union

FOOD COURT – THURS – SUN 
Sponsored by I-Care Pharmacy and 5K Tent & Event

BEER GARDEN, Village Square Parking Lot
Thurs-Fri 4p – close. Sat-Sun noon-close.
Hosted by Northern Maine Brewing Co.

Saturday, July 14
8a-3p Town Wide Yard Sale
Register by June 29 at Festival Headquarters. $5 to be included on the map.
Maps available July 2.
Sponsored by Quality of Place Council

9a Chess Tournament, United Parish Church, 4 Church St.
Registration: Early $20/Day of $25
Hosted by UMPI Chess Club

10a Horseshoe Tournament, Riverside Park
$10 person/$20 Team
Hosted by Boy Scout Troup #194
Sponsored by Emera Maine and Precision Custom Woodworking

Sunday, July 15
7-10a Snowmobile Club Breakfast, Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club, Strickland Road
$8 adult/$4 under 12

1p Fort Fairfield High School Alumni Social, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Cafeteria $5
Hosted by FFHS Alumni Association

4-5p Hymn Sing, Historic Friends Church, Houlton Road
Hosted by Frontier Heritage Historical Society

Monday, July 16
7p The Pre-Teen / Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium
$8 Admission
Sponsored by Northeast Packaging, Inc.

Tuesday, July 17

8:30a Girls Softball Tournament, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Athletic Complex
Girls age 9-12, register through your local Recreation Department
Hosted by Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec, 472-3882
Rain date: July 19
3-6p Family Canoe & Kayak Fun Day, boat launch on Monson Pond
Hosted by Frontier Fish & Game Club

6p 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Community Center Gymnasium
Register by 5:45 pm. $30 per team
Hosted by Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec, 472-3882

7p Pet Show, CP Park
$2 per pet, leashes required
Hosted by Central Aroostook Humane Society
Sponsored by FIELDS Realty

6 & 7p Planetarium Shows, Francis Malcolm Science Center, 776 Houlton Rd, Easton
Reservations Required, 488-5451
Sponsored by Spudnik

Wednesday, July 18
9a Swim Meet, Fort Fairfield Municipal Swimming Pool
18 and under register through your local Recreation Department
Hosted by Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec, 472-3882
Sponsored by White Smiles
Rain date: July 19

11a – 2p Library Open House, 339 Main St
Check out NASA@MyLibrary and get your picture taken on the moon!

6p Wednesday Evening Fiddlers, Bandstand
Sponsored by Maine Credit Unions

6:30p Baby & Bike Parade of Superheroes, Town Clock through Fields Lane
Pre-register at 472-3651
Sponsored by H.O. Perry Insurance

7p The Little & Junior Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium
$8 Admission
Sponsored by Northeast Packaging, Inc.

Thursday, July 19
11a-2p Spudnik Customer Appreciation Open House, 110 Airport Drive, Presque Isle

5p Maine Potato Board Annual Meeting & Industry Dinner, The Forum in Presque Isle
Sponsored by The Maine Potato Board, Maine Potato Growers and Farm Credit East

5-8p Potato Picking Contest, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Athletic Complex
Sponsored by Hillside IGA

5-8p Cary/Pines Inflatable Adventure Park, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Athletic Complex
Sponsored by Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services
Rain location: Community Center Gymnasium

6p FFHS Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Cafeteria
Social Hour at 5 pm, Induction Ceremony at 7 pm. 
Reservations required – lgardner@msad20.org. $30

6:30p Gospel Singers at the Bandstand
Sponsored by Maine Credit Unions

7:30 Karaoke at the Beer Garden
Hosted by Fireman Fred Parsons

8:30 Movie Under the Stars, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Athletic Complex
Despicable Me 3 – Rated PG
Sponsored by Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services
Rain location: Community Center Gymnasium

Friday, July 20
9a Bike Rodeo, next to CP Park
Ages 12 and under, bring your bike and helmet!
Sponsored by the Fort Fairfield Rotary Club

10a Coloring Contest Judging, Village Square
Sponsored by County Federal Credit Union

11a Spuddy Buddy Challenge, County Federal Credit Union
Pick up your clue card and help Spuddy find his lost buddies.
Ages 6-12 pre-register at 472-7838. Only 40 clue cards available!
Sponsored by County Federal Credit Union

12-2p & 5-7p Blockhouse Tours
Sponsored by Frontier Heritage Historical Society

2p Splash & Dash, Fort Fairfield Municipal Pool
$15, Register from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, ages 8-12, swim and run – 2 distance options
Sponsored by TAMC, register at 768-4008.

4p Speed Chess Tournament, St Paul’s Episcopal Church Tent
Hosted by UMPI Chess Club

5p Adam Nadeau, Main Stage
Sponsored by Fields Realty, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and Emera Maine

6p Mashed Potato Wrestling, Food Court
Hosted by Fort Fairfield Fire Dept
Sponsored by Machias Savings Bank

6p Sip & Paint, St Paul’s Episcopal Church Tent
Guided painting event with an agricultural theme. Professional artist, choice of wine and light snacks for an evening and painting you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
$35, register at 762-3576, ID Required
Hosted by Wintergreen Arts Center
7-10p Star City Syndicate, Main Stage
Sponsored by Fields Realty, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and Emera Maine

Saturday, July 21
6-10a Pancake Breakfast, Old Depot Site
$5
Hosted by Frontier Heritage Historical Society

6:30a 3 Person Golf Scramble, Aroostook Valley Country Club
Pre-register at 476-8083 or 800-980-8747

8a-5p Arts & Crafts Show, Fields Lane
Hosted by Laureate Gamma Sorority

8-10a One Room School House Tours, Old Depot Site
Hosted by Frontier Heritage Historical Society

8:30a 5 Miler Road Race, CP Park
$15, Registration starts at 7:30a, Walkers start at 8:30a, Runners start at 9a
Hosted by Fort Fairfield High School Baseball Team
Sponsored by Hillside IGA, Fort Fairfield Lions Club and Maddog Mowing

10a-1p Blockhouse Tours
Hosted by Frontier Heritage Historical Society

10a Tribute to Military Veterans, Paul Lockhart VFW Post 6187
Hosted by Fort Fairfield High School Class of 1967
Call Mary Rochford Hunter for more information. 207-227-8652

11:30a Human Chess Game, Food Court
Sponsored by DRD Audio/Video

11:30a Andrew Silver, Bandstand (magician)
Sponsored by Maine Credit Unions

1p Antique and Unique Car Parade
1:15p 2018 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade
Sponsored by the Maine Potato Board, Rathbun Lumber, and Cassidy Orthodontics

3p 3rd Annual International Tater Tot Eating Competition, Food Court
$5 Registration, Men’s, Women’s and Youth Divisions
Sponsored by Boondocks Grille and Maine Agri-Women

3p Antique Tractor Pulls, Riverside Park East
Hosted by Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club
Sponsored by Kilcollins Farms

3p Andrew Silver, Main Stage (magic/juggling/variety show)
Sponsored by Fields Realty, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and Emera Maine

4p Pine & Spurs Riding Club Horse Show, Damboise Road
Game Classes. Open to the public and free of charge.

4:30p Guy & Andy Show, Main Stage
Sponsored by Fields Realty, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and Emera Maine

5:30 Juggling workshop, Bandstand
Sponsored by Maine Credit Unions

6:30 Tom Hayes, Main Stage (comedian)
Sponsored by Fields Realty, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and Emera Maine

7:30 The Maine Potato Queen Pageant, Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium
$8
Sponsored by Northeast Packaging, Inc.

8p The Altar Boys, Main Stage
Sponsored by Fields Realty, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and Emera Maine

Sunday, July 22
9a Pine & Spurs Riding Club Horse Show, Damboise Road
Performance Classes. Open to the public and free of charge.

10a Community Worship, Bandstand
Hosted by United Parish Church

10a Spud Cycle Classic Bicycle Race & Tour, Fort Fairfield Public Library
25 mile race, 12 mile tour end at Hillcrest Estates
Registration 8-9:30a at Fort Fairfield Community Center, $15
Hosted by Fort Fairfield Rec Dept
Sponsored by SW Collins, Hillside IGA, Bike Board & Ski

10a-2p Car Show & Shine, Riverside Park
Antique tractors and farm equipment will also be on display.
Hosted by Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club
Sponsored by Caldwell’s Auto, Kilcollins Farms and TGN Detailing

12-2p Blockhouse Tours
Hosted by Frontier Heritage Historical Society
12 Rubber Duck Race, Bridge to Fort Fairfield Boat Landing
$5 per duck
Hosted by Frontier Fish & Game Club

2p Flotilla of Fun, Forbes Landing to Fort Fairfield Boat Landing
Bring your non-motorized water craft, life jackets and paddles to join in the fun. 
Canoe and kayak rentals available upon reservation by calling Kayak Country, 540-6573.
Hosted by Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec

4:30-6p Baked Bean Supper, Knights of Columbus Hall
$8
Hosted by Frontier Fish & Game Club

Singer/Songwriter Sunday on the Main Stage
4p Jacob Graham
5-7p Travis Cyr
7-9p Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow
Sponsored by Fields Realty, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and Emera Maine

FIREWORKS ON THE AROOSTOOK RIVER!
Sponsored by the Maine Potato Board, McGillan Inc, and ReEnergy. 

THANKS SO MUCH TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT!

Russet Burbank ($5000 +)
Town of Fort Fairfield
Maine Potato Board
Cary Medical Center
Pines Health Services

Yukon Gold ($1000 +)
Fields Realty
Katahdin Trust Company
McCain Foods
Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy
Emera Maine
Maine Credit Unions
Re-Energy

Superior ($500 +)
5K Tent & Event
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Cold River Vodka
Cassidy Orthodontics
County Federal Credit Union
DRD Audio/Visual
Hillside IGA
Machias Savings Bank
McGillan, Inc.
Spudnik

Atlantic ($100 +)
HO Perry / United Insurance
Daigle Oil Company
Caldwell’s Auto
County Super Spud, Inc.
Dead River Company
Fort Fairfield Lions Club
Fort Fairfield Rotary Club
Frontier Fish & Game Club
Irish Setter Pub
Kilcollins Farms
Maddog Mowing
Northeast Packaging
White Smiles Family Dentistry
FA Peabody
Columbia Forest Products
Maine Farmers Exchange
Precision Custom Woodworking
Rathbun Lumber
S.W. Collins Company
TEMPO Employment Agency
The Warehouse Bar and Grill
Percy's Auto Sales & Service

COMMUNITY CENTER GYMNASIUM
GENERAL HOURS
Monday-Friday (weather & events permitting)
6:00am-noon


Indoor Walking/Exercise - The community center gymnasium is open to the public for walking/exercise Monday through Friday from 6:00am-12:00 noon (except holidays).  The hours are subject to change and will be posted accordingly.  There is no charge to use the facility for this activity and all are welcome.

Co-ed Volleyball - Starting in late October, Co-ed volleyball for ages 16 and over will held at the Fort Fairfield Community Center every Sunday evening from 6-8pm through the end of April.  The program is informal with teams being selected each night from all those in attendance.  There is no charge to participate in the program and all are welcome.

Adult Basketball - The community center is open for adult basketball from 6:30-8:30pm starting in late October.  Play is informal with teams being selected each night from all those in attendance.  The cost is $2 each night.  If there is sufficient interest amongst all players, we will organize a league and have scheduled play for each team.  Please contact the Recreation Department 472-3882 for more information, or click this link to see our current recreational happenings for more details. 

Youth Sports & Activities - For information on other programs, including current youth sports information and other activities, please visit the recreation department webpage and click on Current Recreational Happenings or contact the Recreation Department at 472-3882.

Community Center Rules
MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL
The pool is open mid-June through late-August annually.  Use of the pool is free to all residents!
GENERAL SWIM HOURS
Every Day (weather permitting)
1:00-4:00pm
6:00-8:00pm


SWIM TEAM – The swim team is open to all for boys and girls up to 18 years of age as of May 1. Practices will begin in June and are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00-5:00pm throughout the months of June and July. A more complete schedule of practices and meets will be made available to team members during the first week of practice.

SWIM LESSONS – Are available to boys and girls 18 years of age and under with lessons following pre-set guidelines established by the American Red Cross. Lessons are held Monday through Thursday. There are two sessions of lessons each summer and parents have the option to sign up their children for either session or you can sign them up to participate in both sessions. There is a limit of 10 students per class for most lessons so please be sure to register early to insure enrollment. The registration fee is $5 per student which is due at the time of registration. We are an authorized provider of the American Red Cross.

LAP SWIM – Lap swim and aquatic exercise will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:00-6:00pm starting in June and continuing through the end of July. During this time the pool is reserved for those intending to use the pool for aquatic exercise purposes and lap swimming only. There is no fee to participate in lap swim or aquatic exercise and all adults are welcome.

Swimming Pool Safety Rules

For more information call:

POOL PHONE – (During the season) – 472-3883

REC DEPARTMENT PHONE – 472-3882
The Fort Fairfield Town Council unanimously endorsed the creation of an Economic Development Board.

The board is tasked with promoting policies, strategies, and funding mechanisms that foster stable and sustainable economic growth, expanding the non-residential tax base, providing for the service and leisure needs of the townspeople, and promoting job and entrepreneurial opportunities in a manner that enhances the image, competitiveness and quality of life of the community.

“While many organizations and individuals within our community are working together to improve our economic climate, the Town does not have an Authority, Board or Committee whose main focus is economic development,” explained Town Manager, Jim Risner. “We believe the creation of the Economic Development Board will focus those efforts and improve the results of those efforts.”

The Town Council appointed the members of the inaugural Economic Development Board at its meeting on December 16th, 2015.  The members are David Dorsey, Gary Sirois, Shane McGillan, Edith Helstrom and Stev Rogeski. Councilors Melissa Libby and Jason Barnes were appointed to serve as the Town Council Representatives during the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

For more information, please contact Economic Development Director, Richard R. Levesque, Jr. at 472-3805 or at tlevesque@fortfairfield.org
Grow Your Business Municipal Land Incentive Program
 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! 










Bike & Ride in Aroostook



With its scenic rolling hills and miles of fields and forests, Aroostook County is a perfect place to enjoy the open road and abundant scenery on two wheels - whether people powered or on a motorcycle!  There are plenty of rewarding options for riders of all skill levels, and road-tripping is a favorite past time of many locals who are more than willing to share their favorite routes to see views for miles or to catch a glimpse at the wildlife that Aroostook County is famous for.


The Maine Department of Transportation has also created a series of cycling routes throughout Maine that seek to provide guidance to those looking for a taste of the various regions in our state.  Follow this link to a route through central Aroostook that travels along the Aroostook River and passes many beautiful farms and sites of interest.
International Appalachian Trail

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The International Appalachian Trail (IAT) was created by volunteers in Maine, New Brunswick, and Quebec 20 years ago.  The IAT starts east of Baxter State Park (the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail) and makes its way over more than 700 miles to Cap Gaspe, Quebec.

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The IAT travels along the Maine - New Brunswick border before crossing the international border between Canada and the United States in Fort Fairfield.


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There is a trailhead located at the end of Sam Everett Road in Fort Fairfield for people interested in hiking this scenic section of the trail (NOTE: Hikers must call the U.S. Border Patrol in Fort Fairfield, 207.472.5041 before walking on the border clearing trail and say when they will be hiking there.  Hikers must stay inside the cleared area of the border until crossing into New Brunswick. A valid passport is required for all hikers entering either Canada or the United States).  
For thru-hikers, Fort Fairfield offers a host of services including a grocery store, restaurants, drug store, banks, laundry mat, and health clinics a short distance from the trail.  Currently, there are no lodging accomodations available in Fort Fairfield, but there is a lean-to available for overnight use along the Fort Fairfield section of the trail (at mile 134 north from Baxter State Park).  No fires are allowed at the campsite.


Related Links:
International Appalachian Trail
US Customs and Border Protection
Canada Border Services Agency
Fort Fairfield Business Directory


 
Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum

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The Railroad Museum is located at the old Bangor & Aroostook Railyard at the corner of Depot & Brown Streets.

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The museum collection is comprised of a display of locomotive and cars.  It includes a newly refurbished combination sleeping-dining car used for elegant gourmet dinners and other events. 

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The Canadian-Pacific Railroad station (1875) was moved out of the floodplain along the Aroostook River to this site in 2000. 

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A public pancake breakfast and open house is featured during the Maine Potato Blossom Festival on the 3rd Saturday in July.    


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An antique farm machinery display is set up near the B&A Railroad museum.  It features large and small horse drawn equipment for transportation and farming potatoes, hay, flax, and grain.  Some equipment goes back to the time when oxen were used to plow the fields around Fort Fairfield. 

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Adjacent to the museum is an old stone railroad station which is privately owned (and as of October 2016 for sale).

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The Frontier Hertiage Historical Society maintains the Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum and is always looking for volunteers and donations to help maintain, preserve and restore the many historic buildings and artifacts in their collection.




McIntosh One-Room School House
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The McIntosh School is the only restorable one left out of the twenty-six listed in Maine in 1904.  It was built in 1848 before churches and other public buildings, and was also used for town meetings, social gatherings, church services, weddings, baptisms and funerals. 
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The school was originally located near the corner of Route 1A and Route 167.  It was moved to its current location near the Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum off Brown Street. The blackboards are still in place and so too are the privy compartments - one each for girls and boys!  Volunteers from the Frontier Heritage Historical Society have worked to restore the school house and host school groups and tours throughout the year.   





Historic Friends Church
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Located on Route 1a, Friends Church is the oldest still-standing church in Fort Fairfield.  It was built in 1859-1860 by the Haines family and a bunch of their Quaker friends, who, according to oral history, were part of the Underground Railroad before and during the Civil War. 
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The church was later used as a neighborhood community church and is being restored by Frontier Heritage Historical Society. 
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Friends Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and plays host to the annual Hymn Sing typically held on the first Sunday of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.
Fort Fairfield Blockhouse Museum
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The Blockhouse museum is a 1976 replica of the original structure located on the banks of the Aroostook River which served to prevent transport of lumber into Canada during “the Bloodless Aroostook War” of 1839.
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 The Blockhouse is filled with artifacts from early Fort Fairfield History including agricultural items, antiques, photographs and documents. 
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The Frontier Heritage Historical Society maintains the blockhouse and the historical artifacts displayed within it and welcomes the public to tour the blockhouse museum from 10am to 1pm on the second Saturday of each month.  The historical society also maintains the McIntosh School (one-room schoolhouse), Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum (at C.P. Park) and the historic Friends Church.
Riverside Pavilion & Park
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The Riverside Pavilion sits overlooking the majestic Aroostook River at the corner of Route 1A and North Caribou Road. 
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The pavilion is a popular picnic spot, thanks to its scenic location, adjacent playground and multiple covered picnic tables with charcoal grills set amidst acres of lush park space. 
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The pavilion features bathroom facilities and potable water.  The large covered picnic area has seating for roughly fifty and has a sink to aid with clean-up.  There is a boat landing on the Aroostook River nearby.
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For more information about Riverside Pavilion, including rental fees and to reserve use of the facility, contact the Fort Fairfield Town Office at 472-3800.
Related Link:
Riverside Pavilion Rental Agreement






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