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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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