Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Activities & Events

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Common Ground 5K Foot Race

The only organic foot race in Maine!

Sunday, September 22, at 7:30 a.m. Open to runners and walkers of all ages. $20 registration fee. Register online here (until September 18) or on site on the morning of the race, beginning at 6:15 a.m. More details on the Fair web page.


Donkey and Mule Show

To really appreciate donkeys and mules, you must watch us (the donkeys and mules) working with our servants (they call themselves our owners). We are loving creatures who want to please and are willing to do the unusual biddings of these folks. Watch us jump, pull wagons and haul logs, carry our servants on our backs, follow them around obstacles and encourage them to play silly games.


Draft Horse Show

Sunday in the Show Ring, come and see the beauty, intelligence and versatility of draft horses. Watch as they compete in cart classes, obstacle courses and bareback riding.


Harry S. Truman Games

On Saturday and Sunday, enter the Harry S. Truman Manure Pitch contests, one for distance and the other for accuracy. Participation is limited, so sign up early on the day of the contest if you want to compete. Come by if you want to cheer.


Public Policy Teach-In

Every year at the Common Ground Country Fair, MOFGA holds a Public Policy Teach-In on Saturday in Spotlight Stage Tent. Topics have ranged from how to defend against the roll-back of environmental protection regulations, to supporting local control of pesticide use and more!


Sheep Dog Demonstrations

More than a demonstration, Dave and Colin Kennard put their border collies to work and explain how important herding dogs are to livestock owners and what the dogs are thinking. Learn to appreciate the dogs’ uncanny ability to anticipate, and laugh at the antics of farm stock that want to go anywhere other than where the farmer points. Come watch the Sheep Dog Demos each day at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.