Potato Blossom Festival Highlights
With the Maine Potato Blossom Festival just a week away, we hit the highlights of this year's festival in friendly Fort Fairfield.
Maine Potato Blossom Festival Pageants
All pageants will be held at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium. Tickets are available at the door.
Friday, July 8th at 7:00p - The Pre-Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, $8.00 Admission
Saturday, July 9th at 7:00p - The Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, $8.00 Admission
Monday, July 11th at 7:00p - The Little Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission
Wednesday, July 13th at 7:00p - The Junior Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission
Saturday, July 16th at 7:30p - The Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission
***New this year – 5th pageant due to high demand/participation****
Sat & Sun July 9 & 10
8:00a-4:00p Town Wide Yard Sale Only $5 to participate and get your sale on the map! Contact the Town Office at 472-3800 for more information. Maps can be picked up at most Fort Fairfield businesses. Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
Friday July 15
6:00p Mashed Potato Wrestling Located in the Food Court. A Maine Potato Blossom Festival favorite! Here’s your chance to take off the picking gloves and get into a no-holds barred tuber throw down! Mash your opponent in our russet ring and claim the title of Top Tater! (Bragging rights only!) Call 472-3800 to pre-register and take a step toward gooey glory! Sponsored by: HSF Food, LTD & The Fort Fairfield Fire Department
Saturday July 16
1:00p 2016 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade Sponsored by: Hillside IGA and ReMax Central
3:00p First Annual International Tater Tot Eating Competition Located in the Food Court. We all can eat, but can you really eat?!?! Come put your money where your mouth is and race the clock and your competitors to see how fast you can chow down on a heaping pile of locally grown and produced Tater Tots! Men’s, Women’s and Children’s divisions. Prizes awarded for first and second place in each division. Registration is only $5! Sponsored by: McCain Foods USA, Boondocks Grille and the Maine Agri-Women.
Sunday July 17
8:00a-7:00p Antique Tractor Display & Children’s Tractor Train Rides at Riverside Park. Dozens of pieces of old farm equipment and tractors will be on display across Route 1A from the Car Show. Come take a gander at the tools used in the fields and on the farms of Aroostook County. Bring the kids and have them hop aboard our unique Tractor Train for a memorable ride around the park. Sponsored by: The Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club
10:00a-2:00p Antique Car Show and Shine at Riverside Park. Antique car display with trophies awarded in classes plus The Peoples’ Choice Award. Sponsored by Caldwell’s Auto and Kilcollins Farms Concessions available Sponsored by: Boy Scout Troop #194
At Dusk - FIREWORKS ON THE AROOSTOOK RIVER – Join us along the Aroostook River for the BEST seats in TOWN in Fort Fairfield! Come watch our annual Fireworks Display on the Aroostook River. Sponsored by: The Maine Potato Board, McGillan Inc, ReEnery and Pineland Farms.