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2020 Common Ground Country Fair Offered in Alternative Format

June 29, 2020

The Common Ground Country Fair, MOFGA’s signature event, will be offered in an alternative format in 2020.

MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair is going to look a little bit different this year. We'll be celebrating rural living at home. We're busy pulling together the content for this annual event and intend to have three days of live programming online September 25-27, 2020. Additionally, we'll have online educational offerings created by our community and available via a content library, a marketplace for vendors, beautiful Common Ground Country Fair merchandise, and much more. As always, we welcome volunteer support from our community to help us put on this new event. Stay tuned!


Meet MOFGA Volunteer Rose Whitehead

June 2020

If ever there was a shining example of living gently on the earth, Rose Whitehead is it. From her recumbent tricycle to her off-grid house, she definitely is walking the talk in this community of both die-hard, back-to-the-land, aging hippies and younger folks who embrace the organic farming and homesteading lifestyle. Whitehead sees MOFGA as the “yes” in a world with too many “no to this, no to that” attitudes. She says, “We should say ‘yes’ to the future because that feeds our energy rather than drains it as we do this work.”


Tami Colburn, Fair Assistant

June 2020

We are excited to welcome back Tami Colburn for her fifth season as our Common Ground Country Fair assistant. Colburn brings with her four full seasons of experience and a great work ethic and positive attitude. She will be answering phone calls for the Fair office and helping with many other tasks. Grateful to have you back, Tami!



Interested in Volunteering to Help with the Virtual Common Ground Country Fair?

June 2020

We are working with our volunteer Planning Team to make our first virtual Fair an engaging and vibrant event. If you have a skill or want to help but don’t have a lot of time, please consider a volunteer shift. Our specific volunteer needs will be posted soon on our website. Please contact Andrew Graham, MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair volunteer coordinator, at [email protected] or 207-568-4142 to inquire about virtual Fair volunteer opportunities.


Join the Common Ground Country Fair Planning Team

We would love to have you join us as we plan the Common Ground Country Fair. This year, due to the virus affecting our community, we will be having a virtual Fair. Every facet of the Fair is shepherded by volunteers who give their time and energy to this annual celebration of rural living. Our area coordinators come from every walk of life to plan, organize and manage areas of the Fair throughout the year. They do so much to contribute to the design and production of this extraordinary celebration and are a great team to work with and know.
 As the Fair evolves, new opportunities arise, especially as we plan our first virtual fair. If you would like to take a leadership role in producing our big annual celebration of rural living, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Andrew Graham, MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair volunteer coordinator, at [email protected] or 207-568-4142, or visit /The-Fair/Fair-Volunteers/volunteer-as-an-area-coordinator.



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