The Northern Maine Fair is set to begin for its 163rd year.

The Northern Maine Fair opens up this Friday, July 28 and runs through August 5th with family friendly entertainment for young and old.

The Amazing Anastasini will be wowing crowds all 9 days of the fair.Snowmobile Drag Racing will be held on Sunday, July 30. And Summer Motor Mayhem takes place on Friday, August 4.

Check out the Rods, Rides and Relics July 29 and 30. There's exciting harness racing, with 3 afternoons of racing and 3 evening events.

Think you can give Betty Crocker a run for her money? There's several cooking contests that you can enter.

Along with a Tractor Rodeo, a Demolition Derby and a Lumberjack Roundup, Smokey's Greater Shows will be returning to the midway with a special $1.00 price to ride the rides all day on Monday, Jully 31.

The forecast is "fair." The Northern Maine Fair, that is. Bring the family and enjoy.