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2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Schedule

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Saturday, July 11th  •  Sunday, July 12th  •  Monday, July 13th

Tuesday, July 14th  •  Wednesday, July 15th  •  Thursday, July 16th

Friday, July 17th  •  Saturday, July 18th  •  Sunday, July 19th

Map of Events

About Us

Fort Fairfield hosts the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival in mid-July, when the potato blossoms are in full bloom. This celebration of our agricultural roots, with one of the largest parades in Northern New England (which is always the third Saturday in July), will be held July 11th - 19th in 2015. This nine-day family-friendly Festival features road races, pageants, music and performances by local and national acts, arts & crafts, fireworks, a river run, mashed potato wrestling, potato picking and much, much more! Come discover Aroostook County and be sure not to miss this 'spudtacular' event!

The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is one of the oldest and most established festivals in Maine. Founded in 1937, this event was created to celebrate Maine's supreme commodity, the potato! No matter how young or young at heart you are, the Festival offers fun for everyone. Some of the traditional activities include the Maine Potato 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, music, dancing, arts & crafts, horse shows, 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. 472-3800)

Class of 1955 - Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Boondocks Restaurant.  For more information contact Alfred Giberson 551-9600

Class of 1960
- Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Fort Fairfield VFW.  For more information contact Brian Ross 473-7978

Class of 1965 - Friday, July 17, 2015 meeting at the Bandstand on Main Street, Saturday, July 18, 2015 supper at AVCC.  For more information contact Larry Plant 473-2401 or lmplant@myfairpoint.net

Class of 1975 - Friday, July 17, 2015 AVCC.  Social hour 4pm.  For more information contact Vickie Levesque 843-6030

Class of 1985 -Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club 6-11pm.  For more information contact Carl Michaud 551-5878

Class of 1990 -Saturday, July 18, 2015.  Fort Fairfield Lions Club.  For more information contact Stephanie Fields Beaulieu 551-5835 or dbeaulieu@maine.rr.com

Class of 1995 - Friday, July 17, 2015.  Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle. For more information contact Holly Moirs Pressley bmoirse@yahoo.com

Class of 2005 - Friday, July 17, 2015.  Nordic Heritage Center, Presque Isle.  6-8pm.  For more information contact Melanie Mowbray 762-0138 or melaniemowbray@gmail.com

 

Special thanks to our event sponsors; Cary Medical Center, The Maine Potato Board, Katahdin Trust Company,The Aroostook Medical Center, Pineland Farms, Naturally Potatoes, Maine's Credit Unions, County Federal Credit Union, McGillan Construction, Inc., Emera Maine and ReEnergy for their contributions helping us promote and GROW The Maine Potato Blossom Festival!

 

Saturday, July 11th

Sat. July 11, Sun. July 12 - Ride Aroostook - 2-day cycling tour of Central Aroostook County. 
Visit: www.ridearoostook.org or call 498-1112. Sponsored by: Cary Medical Center

8:00a-4:00p  Town Wide Yard Sale -$5 to participate and get your location on the map. Contact the Town Office for more information 472-3800. Maps can be picked up at most Fort Fairfield businesses. Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce   Registration form  2015 Yard Sale Map  List of Participating Yard Sales

9:00a  Chess Tournament, Bandstand on Main Street, 4-round chess tournament U.S.C.F Membership needed. Registration fee of $20 if registered by 7-1-14 or $25 on day of event.  Registration by 9:00am.  Rounds are 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm.  Trophies awarded for First and Second place and top Female player.  For more information contact Ray Haines 476-5960 or Lance Belangie 498-3206.

10:00a  Horseshoe Tournament - Riverside Park West  $10 per person/$20 per team. Cash prizes $150 for 1st place and $100 for second place. Hotdogs, hamburgers provided by Boy Scout Troop #194 Sponsored by: Emera Maine and Fort Fairfield Boy Scouts Troop #194.

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $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.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch

4:00pm  Clinic #1
Horsemanship, how well do you present yourself to your horse.
6:15pm  Clinic #2 Developing a stop from your seat, getting that smooth ride.

6:00p  Kings of Karaoke.
 A showcase of local vocal talents with lots of audience involvement.  Community Bandstand on Main Street.

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

Sunday, July 12th

7:00a - 10:00a
Potato Blossom Festival Breakfast at the Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club located on the Strickland Road. Menu will consist of bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, homeade beans, home fries, French toast, pancakes coffee and juice. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

8:00a-4:00p  Town Wide Yard Sale - $5 to participate and get your location on the map. Contact the Town Office for more information 472-3800. Maps can be picked up at most Fort Fairfield businesses. Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce - Registration form  2015 Yard Sale Map  List of Participating Yard Sales

10:30a  Sunday Morning Worship with Pastor Mark Babin in the Community Bandstand. Please bring your own chairs. Sponsored by the Celebration Center.

1:00p  JMH Junior Master Horsemanship.

2:00p  Annual Alumni Social - Fort Fairfield High School Cafeteria $5 per person. Doors open at 1pm. Sponsored by:  Alumni Committee.  For more information contact Judy Young 472-2552.

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $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.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch

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

4:00p  Hymn Singing at Friends Church Museum, Houlton Road, Fort Fairfield.  Join us for an old fashioned hymn, all you need is to bring your voice to share in song. Sponsored by: Frontier Heritage and Easton Sesquicentennial Committee.

6:00p  Gospel Harmonica with Doug Rodgerson Community Bandstand on Main Street.

Monday, July 13th

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 17th Download Coloring Contest Picture

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $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.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch

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.

6:00p  Keagan Page. Aspiring local comedian performs in the Community Bandstand on Main Street.

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

Tuesday, 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 17th--Download Coloring Contest Picture

3:00-5:00pm  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. Sponsored by: Frontier Fish & Game Club, FF Parks and Rec Department, and SAD#20

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $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.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by: Rocking S Ranch

4:00p  Clinic#1 
Introduction to Versatility obstacle training.  Introduction to Rider position, Rhythm and Suppleness.
 
6:15  Clinic#2  Impulsion.  Go!! or otherwise known as "Kick harrdddeeerrr"  How often have you heard that before?  It might come from a well-meaning friend.  It might be what you feel is neccessary at the moment.

6:00p  3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Ages 16 and over (must have written parental consent if under 18). Located at the Community Center Gym. Cost $40 team. Sponsored by: Coca-Cola & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept.  For more information contact 472-3882 or ttowle@fortfairfield.org

6:00p  The Fiddleheads. Local fiddlers and musicians. Community Bandstand on Main Street.

7:00p  Household Pet Show - Leashes required.  Located in C.P. Park across from Hillside 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.

Wednesday, 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 17th-Download Coloring Contest Picture

POSTPONNED TO FRIDAY 9:00a
  Swim Meet Ages 18 and under as of May 1, 2015. Cost: $50 per team. (rain date, Friday, July 17) 
Fort Fairfield Municipal Swimming Pool. Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $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.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch

4:00pm  Clinic#1
- Developing a stop from you seat, getting that smooth ride.
6:15pm  Clinic #2 - Intro to riding a Versatility Challenge. 

6:00p Del Shields. Storyteller and performer.  Community Bandstand on Main Street. Sponsored by: Precison Custom Wordworking & Tri-Community Landfill

7:00p The Junior Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, located at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gymnasium - $ 8.00 Admission Sponsored by: Northeast Packaging, Inc

Thursday, 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 17th--Download Coloring Contest Picture

8:30a  Girls Softball Tournament Girls ages 9-12 at the Fort Fairfield Athletic Complex. Register through your local Recreation Department by July 10.  Cost: $50 per team, $70 if not a member of N.M.C.R.A (Rain date Friday, July 17) Sponsored by: Coca-Cola & Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept

12:00p  Food Court open to the Public. Sponsored by: I CARE PHARMACY, McGillan Construction & Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee.

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic  - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $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.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch

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

6:15p  Clinic#2  Introduction to Rider position, Rythm and Suppleness at the walk and jog.

6:00p  FFHS Hall of Fame Athletic Banquet located at the FFMHS Cafeteria. Only 150 tickets will be available for the event so we will have 50 tickets available for the general public to purchase to attend this special event.
Reserve your ticket today or contact Larry Gardner at lgardner@msad20.org. Cost of the tickets are $30 each and will feature a very nice sit down meal prepared by Kerby Doughty.

5:00p-8:00p  Potato Picking Contest-for all ages.  Treat yourself to a farming tradition and come pick some Maine potatoes. Sponsored by: Hillside IGA.

5:00p-8:00p  Cary Inflatable Adventure Park - Race, bounce, and slide your way through our giant inflatable park.  There's even a water slide!  Kids of all ages will have a blast at this popular summer event - located at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex. Rain location: Community Center.  Sponsored by: Cary Medical Center, Pines Health Services

5:30p  Maine Potato Boards Annual Meeting/Industry Dinner - NEW DAY AND NEW LOCATION: F.A.R.M. PARK, West Limestone Road - Honoring the Farm Family of the year and the Young Farmer of the Year. For more information please contact the Maine Potato Board -769-5061. Sponsored by: Maine Potato Board, Maine Potato Growers & Farm Credit Service

6:00p  Beer Garden-Village Square parking lot - ID REQUIRED

6:00p  The Wednesday Evening Fiddlers A night of music and fun for everyone! Community Bandstand on Main Street.

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 - Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

7:00p  Baby Parade in front of the Elementary school. Entrance off of Brunswick Avenue.  Held in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park (ages 0-4). Decorated strollers and wagons encouraged.  FMI: Contact 551-3714 Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

7:00p  Bike Parade in front of the Elementary school.  Entrance off of Brunswick Avenue. Held in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex. Bring your decorated bicycles and helmets!
 FMI: Contact 551-3714 Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

6:30p  Brian and Doug from Common Crossing.  Festival Main Stage - Village Square Parking Lot across from the Food Court.  Sponsored by: Naturally Potatoes

8:00p  Wally and the VirginianFestival Main Stage - Village Square Parking Lot across from the Food Court.  Sponsored by: Naturally Potatoes

8:30p/Dusk-Family Movie Under the Stars - We are showing "Paddington" the new family blockbuster loved by critics and audiences around the world. We'll even provide the popcorn! Grab your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars watching a movie on a jumbo outdoor screen.  Located at the Fort Fairfield Middle High School Athletic Complex. Rain location: Community Center Gym. Sponsored by:  Cary Medical Center, Pines Health Services

Friday, July 17th

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

Rescheduled for Friday because of rain Wednesday = 9:00a  Swim Meet Ages 18 and under as of May 1, 2015. Cost: $50 per team. (rain date, Friday, July 17) 
Fort Fairfield Municipal Swimming Pool. Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Rec Dept

9:00a  Bike Rodeo Next to CP Station Park - check out the location on our Map of Events. Kids 12 and under.  Bring your bike and helmet and join in the fun! Sponsored by:  The FF Rotary Club

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

10:00a-3:00p  Open House. Blockhouse open to the public. Sponsored by: Frontier Heritage Society.
 
10:00a  Book Signing Local author, Bob Tweedie, will talk about his book "EVENTS" and sign copies. Location: Fort Fairfield Public Library

12:00p  Bridge Party  Location: Fort Fairfield Public Library Community Room

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Horse Clinic - ALL HORSE CLINICS ARE 2 HOURS.  COST IS $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.  207-729-4725 TO REGISTER. Sponsored by Rocking S Ranch

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

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.

4:30p  Rick Charette performance at the Community Garden Dedication - Join us for a fun family event as Rick Charette performs some of his memorable songs.  Snacks and information will be available.  Directly following the performance, TAMC and the Town of Fort Fairfield will dedicate the new Community Garden.   

6:00p Mashed Potato Wrestling. In the Food Court, Call 472-3800 to pre-register.  Sponsored by: HSF Foods, LTD

6:00p Makayla Shaw Tompkins -Singer, songwriter (originally from Fort Fairfield). Community Bandstand on Main Street

6:00p  Beer Garden-Village Square parking lot - ID REQUIRED

6:30p  Street Dance Featuring Del ShieldsSinger, Storyteller. Festival Main Stage - Village Square Parking Lot across from the Food Court. Sponsored by: Emera Maine

7:00p  Story Telling, Karaoke & Campfire w-Norm Caron at Rocking 'S' Ranch. Sponsored by: Festival Committe

8:00p  Street Dance Featuring The Kelly Parker Band. Aroostook County's own Country Music sensation!  Sponsored by: Emera Maine

Main Steet entertainment this night sponsored by Emera Maine.

Saturday, July 18th

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

6:00a-10:00a  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.

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

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

7:30a  5 Miler Road Race Registration. Walkers start at 8:30am, Runners start at 9:00am.  Cost: $15 per person which includes a T-shirt for the first 70 to register. Location: across from Hillside IGA on Main Street. For more information contact Paul Lamoreau at 764-6517 or 554-6576. Sponsored by:  Coca-Cola and Hillside IGA

8:00a-10:00a  Open House: The One Room School House will be open for tours during the pancake breakfast. Sponsored by: Frontier Heritage Society

8:30a  5 Miler Road Race Walkers start location:  Across from Hillside IGA on Main Street. Sponsored by: Coca-ColaS.W. Collins

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

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

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

9:30a-until sold out  St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chicken BBQ - Main Street.

10:00a  Tim Sample book Signing at the Fort Fairfield Public LibrarySponsored by: Maine Credit Unions

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

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. Sponsored by: TEMPO Employment Agency

1:00p  2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade  Sponsored by: Hillside IGA and ReMax Central

Aroostook Roller Derby Demonstration on Main Street prior to Parade  Start  Location: Main Street near the reviewing stand.  Sponsored by TAMC and Aroostook Roller Derby.

2:00p  Antique Tractor Pulls  F.A.R.M. Park on West Limestone Road. Sponsored by: McCain FoodsNorthern Maine Antique Tractor Club and Kilcollins Farms. Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks for sale.

4:00p  The Chris Clark Bike Stunt Show!  Location: Parking lot between Acadia Medical Supply and the Knights of Columbus on Main Street.  3 SHOWS - 4PM, 5:30PM AND 7PM! Brought to you by Healthy You and Power of Prevention.

4:30p  Maine Army National Guard Band  Full piece ensemble playing a variety of standards.  Community Bandstand on Main Street.

6:00p  Free Performance Tim Sample Maine Humorist and Author performs in his hometown! Festival Main Stage - Village Square Parking Lot across from the Food Court.  Sponsored by: Maine Credit Unions

6:00p  Beer Garden  Village Square parking lot - ID REQUIRED

7:00p  Street Dance Featuring Pete Kilpatrick  Acclaimed singer, song writer from Portland. Festival Main Stage - Village Square Parking Lot across from the Food Court. Sponsored by: Caribou Inn & Convention Center & I CARE PHARMACY

7:00p  Story Telling and Campfire with Del Shields at Rocking 'S' Ranch  Sponsored by: Festival Committee

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

8:30p  Street Dance Featuring The Rustic Overtones  Portland Rock/Funk legends bring their unique sound and high-powered stage show to the MPBF!  A MUST SEE! Sponsored by: Caribou Inn & Convention Center & I CARE PHARMACY

Sunday, July 19th

All Day = Sidewalk Arts and Crafts Sponsored by: Preceptor Gamma Sorority - Registration Form

10:30a  Sunday Service with Pastor Jamin Melanson at the Bandstand.  Please bring your own chairs.  Sponsored by: The Community Weslyan Church.

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

9:00a  St Paul's Episcopal Church Service and Coffee Hour with Father Kevin Kinsey.  Located at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Main Street.  For more information contact Gloria Towle 551-6966.

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

10:00a  SPUD CYCLE CLASSIC BICYCLE RACE & TOUR The 25 mile and 12 mile (ages 13 & 15) 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:  S.W. Collins Company, Hillside IGA, Bear's Head Cyclery and the 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. Sponsored by: Festival Committee

10:00a-2:00p  Antique Car Show and Shine at Riverside Park. Antique car display with trophies awarded in classes and peoples choice. Sponsored by: Caldwells Auto and Kilcollins Farms. DJ and BBQ - Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks for sale. BBQ Sponsored by: Boy Scout Troop #194.

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

11:30a  Jim Badger Versatility Challenge  Rocking 'S' Ranch.  Call Steve for details 768-1444.

12:00p  HUMAN FOOSBALL Tournament A MUST SEE EVENT! Teams of six players $5 per person.  Located at the FF VFW on Presque Isle street. This is a 21 and over event!  Winners receive dinner at Aroostook Valley Country Club.  Sponsored by: VFW Post 6187.

12:00p  Annual Festival Rubber Duck Race On the Aroostook River Bridge in Fort Fairfield. Contact any member of the Fish and Game Club to purchase your ducks for $5 each. Sponsored 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.

2:00p "Floatilla of Fun" on the Aroostook River!  Bring your kayaks, canoes, lifejackets and join us on the Aroostook River for an afternoon of floating and fun.  Start at Forbes Pit and end at the Boat Landing just after the bridge. Enjoy the serenity and many opportunities to enjoy the wildlife along the river. 

3:00p  The Chris Clark Bike Stunt Show!  Located in the parking lot between Acadia Medical Supply and the Knights of Columbus on Main Street.  3 SHOWS - 3PM, 5PM AND 7PM! Brought to you by Healthy You and Power of Prevention

4:30-6:00p  Baked Bean Supper at the Knights of Columbus Facility on Main Street. Sponsored by:  Frontier Fish & Game Club

7:00p  French Toast High Energy Classic Rock Band.  Community Bandstand on Main Street. Sponsored by: Allens Coffee Brandy

At Dusk - FIREWORKS ON THE AROOSTOOK RIVER – Join us along the banks of the Aroostook River for our Annual Fireworks Spectacular! Sponsored by: The Maine Potato Board, McGillan Construction, 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 18th and Sunday, July 19th. 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 16th

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

Judging will take place at 10:00a Friday, July 17th 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 11th at 7:00p - The Pre-Teen and Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant, $8.00 Admission

Monday, July 13th at 7:00p - The Little Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission

Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00p - The Junior Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission

Saturday, July 18th at 7:30p - The Maine Potato Queen Pageant - $8.00 Admission Tickets at the door

 

2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade

July 18, 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:

Tim Goff

Town of Fort Fairfield

18 Community Center Drive

Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

(207) 472-3800

(207) 472-3810 Fax

tgoff@fortfairfield.org

 

 

2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival

Schedule of Sporting Events

Tuesday, July 14th

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

3:00-5:00pm  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.  Sponsored by: Frontier Fish & Game Club and 21st Century After School Program

6:00p  3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Contestants must be 16 yrs or older
(need written parental consent if under 18) 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 15th

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 18th

6:30a  Aroostook Valley Country Club 3 Person Scramble, minimum handicap of 30, gross prizes only.  Contact AVCC in advance 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 70 to register)
 Sponsored by: Hillside IGA FMI: Paul Lamoreau 764-6517

Sunday, July 19th

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 13-15) 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., and Fort Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. For more information: Call 472-3882,227-6306 or 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 11th & 12th. 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 FMI

 

2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival –

“Just Kids Stuff” 

Monday, July 13th

Coloring Contest Begins - Pick-up your coloring sheets from The County Federal Credit Union or Hillside I.G.A.. Deadline is Thursday, July 16th at 4:00 pm at The County Federal Credit Union, Winners will be chosen on Friday, July 17th, 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.

Tuesday, July 14th

3-5:00pm  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.  Sponsored by: Frontier Fish & Game Club and 21st Century After School Program

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. Sponsored by: LeVasseur Backhoe Service

 Thursday, July 16th

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

Thursday, July 16th

5:00 - 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-sponsored 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 472-3800 - Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

7:00p  Baby Paradein front of the Elementary school. Entrance off of Brunswick Avenue.  Held in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park (ages 0-4). Decorated strollers and wagons encouraged. FMI: Contact 551-3714 Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

7:00p  Bike Parade
 in front of the Elementary school.  Entrance off of Brunswick Avenue. Held in conjunction with Cary Adventure Park at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex. Bring your decorated bicycles and helmets!
 FMI: Contact 551-3714 Sponsored by: H.O. Perry Insurance Co.

8:00p  Family Movie Under The Stars- located at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex, Rain Location will be at the Community Center. Movie: Paddintgon 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 17th 

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 FF Rotary Club.

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 Foods LTD.

Saturday, July 18th

 1:00p  2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade- Spnsrd by: Hillside IGA and ReMax Central

The Chris Clark Bike Stunt Show!  Location - Parking lot between Acadia Medical Supply and the Knights of Columbus on Main Street.  3 SHOWS - 4PM, 5:30PM AND 7PM! Brought to you by Healthy You and Power of Prevention

Sunday, July 19th

The Chris Clark Bike Stunt Show!  Location - Parking lot between Acadia Medical Supply and the Knights of Columbus on Main Street.  3 SHOWS - 4PM, 5:30PM AND 7PM! Brought to you by Healthy You and Power of Prevention

DUSK - COME ENJOY THE ANNUAL FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR OVER THE AROOSTOOK RIVER

 

 

Thank You!

We would like to thank all of our 2015 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.

2016 Festival Dates

July 9th - July 17th, 2016.....Be sure to save the dates.....See you there !!