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2019 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled!

January 15, 2019

A highlight during MOFGA day at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show was unveiling the 2019 Common Ground Country Fair poster. The poster features two Dexter heifers posing with oats and red and crimson clover. Dexters are raised for dairy, beef and draft power, making them an excellent triple-purpose breed for homesteads. Local artist Kevin Martin of Vinalhaven created the design – an engaging and fitting image for the 43rd annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 20, 21 and 22. Posters are available through MOFGA's online Country Store.


2018: Another Great Year for Great Fiber at Common Ground

January 2019

Sales for the Fleece Tent at MOFGA’s 42nd Common Ground Country Fair were again very gratifying. The 214 units sold represented about 675 pounds of Maine fiber, with Friday as our busiest day. This is great news for both the Fleece Tent coordinators and the 33 growers who had fiber in this sale. The results reconfirm that the Fleece Tent is a top destination for fiber lovers from Maine and beyond seeking the best of Maine fiber.


Common Ground Country Fair Ribbons and Awards 2018

5K Footrace
Agricultural Products Awards
Best of Food
Donkey and Mule Show
Draft Horse Show
Exhibition Hall Awards
Harry S. Truman Manure Pitch 2018
Livestock Awards
Oxen Scoot
Poultry Ribbons
Social and Political Action Area
Teamster of the Day




A Common Ground Country Fair Thank You

November 13, 2018

The week after the Fair was an explosion of beautiful autumn colors that carried forward the positive vibrations of the Fair into cleanup week. We are now receiving some much-needed rain, and the touch of winter in the air has started us dreaming of next year’s possibilities and reflecting on the season.


MOFGA Volunteer Survey

October 15, 2018

Did you volunteer for the Common Ground Country Fair? Have you volunteered at MOFGA in the past? If so, thank you! We would like to solicit feedback from our large and dedicated volunteer community so that we can improve your experience. Please complete our short Volunteer Survey. As you fill it out, supplemental questions will appear in a few places to ask for more detail, but it should only take about 10 minutes to give us your feedback. If you would prefer a paper copy, please call 207-568-4142.


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