Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Camping & Accommodations

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Note about RVs: We do not have room for RVs in our parking lots and are therefore requiring all RVs to be parked at the independently operated Farwell's Corner Campground. The location is only 3/4 of a mile from the Fairgrounds and there will be a shuttle. The address is 479 Town Farm Road in Unity 04988. Consider biking to the Fair from this location.

Accommodation Suggestions for the Common Ground Country Fair

The following list includes a wide range of accommodation options for vendors, volunteers and fairgoers. Neither MOFGA nor the Common Ground Country Fair assumes any responsibility for reservations, accommodations or overall experiences at any of the establishments listed below. Any business relationship established between any vendor, exhibitor, volunteer or fairgoer, and any proprietor of any listed establishment is made independently of MOFGA and the Common Ground Country Fair. All phone numbers have a 207 area code unless otherwise indicated.

Camping Within a Few Miles of MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair Grounds
(listed in order of distance away from MOFGA)

Farwell's Corner Campground, Unity
RV, tent or camper, and for those wishing to stay at the Fair for the weekend. Located 1.25 miles from MOFGA's fairgrounds at 479 Town Farm Road in Unity. You can walk, bike or take the mini-shuttle to the Fair. The rate is $21 per night.
Phone: 274-7590

Bioregional Conservancy Retreat (BCRT) – Thorndike
Camping – families welcome, yurts for rent, self contained RV's
Indoor and outdoor facilities incl. showers, trails, food forest tours, and pasture for large animals upon request.
Visitors who are looking for a farm experience are welcome to participate in farm chores, milking, feeding, gardening, apple harvest, and construction.
Founders of the Food Forest Project
Reservations requested. Ask for Roger or Martina.
[email protected]; phone 207-568-3139

The Homestead Air B&B, Unity

Waterfront Camp/Cottage on Unity Pond
6 miles from the Fair located on Horseback Road on Unity Pond. Sleeps up to 8 people. Ask for Linda.
Phone: 207-314-1218
E-mail: [email protected]

Guesthouse in Unity
4 miles from fairground. Common Ground Fair 2019 – $125 a night 2 people, $10 additional person, 3 night min. Guesthouse: 2 stories, on 100+ acres. 2 bedrooms plus loft, sleeps 1-9, full bath, kitchen, heat, Wi-Fi, Hills-to-Sea hiking trails. Special rates for hikers. Available May-Oct. $80 for a couple
Contact Julia, email: [email protected], 909-621-0720

Cabin - Thorndike
Brand new cabin (2015) with a full bath, sitting area and 2 bedrooms; which sleep a total of four people. Ask for Martha Laitin.
Booked for the 2019 CGC Fair
Phone: 948-2815 (home) or 323-2368 (cell)

Check out TENTRR for areas close to the Common Ground Country Fair
Fully equipped campsites on beautiful, private land that are pet friendly and already set up. Sites only hold one group at a time and can have a maximum capacity of 14 people.
Contact: Laurel @ (888) 798-9093, or [email protected]

Deering Acres Campground
Primitive tenting and room for self-contained RVS. No hookups. Located in Brooks, just 10 miles from the Common Ground Country Fair. 90 Veterans Highway (Route 7). Contact Kimberly Wood.
Phone: 207-332-3751
Email: [email protected]

Royer Valley Farm
Located in Brooks, Maine, and owned by Dick & Amy Royer, has 53 acres of woods and 20 acres of open space that can be utilized for rustic camping. Outhouses and hand wash stations are available onsite. All campers must book their stay through one of the rental sites listed below.

Goose Ridge Yurts
Yurt for rent 15 mins from fairgrounds in North Montville. Ask for Kim or Glen Widmer
Phone: 382-6034
E-mail: [email protected] and/or [email protected]

Hidden Valley Camp - North Montville - 12 miles
Affordable small cabins and tipis with continental breakfast on 350 acres with trails, meadows, hot tub, tennis and farm animals.
Phone: 207-342-5177

Friends Camp
Affordable and rustic overnight lodging/tenting with continental breakfast and dinner. 729 Lakeview Drive (Route 202) South China, Maine. One 3-bedroom lakefront cottage with kitchen available. Friends Camp is 19 miles from MOFGA. Reservations begin after August 14.
Phone: 207-445-2361
E-mail: [email protected]

Large wilderness cabin on Hogback mountain in Montville
Can sleep up to 5 people with extra sleeping bunks in the carriage house. Convenient to fairgrounds off Rt. 220 in Montville. Convenient to fairgrounds and quick access to Hills to Sea Trail. Contact Kay or Hurley for reservations
Phone: 207-631-1023

Green Valley Campground – Vassalboro
Phone: 207-923-3000

Summer home, 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond)
Two bedrooms (1 queen and 1 double), kitchen, living room, bath, and screened porch overlooking the lake. Non-Smoking and no pets. Full for 2019 Fair.
Phone: 207-745-2932. E-mail: [email protected]

RV site with patio, electricity, and water hookup
Located approx. 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond). Full for 2019 Fair.
Phone: 207-745-2932
E-mail: [email protected]

Sunset Pines Cottages – on China Lake in China (18.2 mi from MOFGA)
For more information, contact Nick. Please leave your name, return number, email and a detailed message regarding your needs/request.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (207) 968-2197

Accommodations in Waldo County and the Midcoast Area
For additional help, call the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-338-5900

Alden House B&B – Belfast
Phone: 207-218-1110

Belfast Harbor Inn - Belfast
Phone: 207-338-2740 or 1-800-545-8576

Gull Motel – Belfast
Phone: 207-338-4030
E-mail: [email protected]

Fireside Inn & Suites - Belfast
Phone: 207-338-2090
Contact Person: Barry (GM)

The Jeweled Turret Inn - Belfast
Phone: 1- 800-696-2304 or 207-338-2304

The Moorings Ocean Front Campground, RV sites only – Belfast
Phone: 207-338-6860

Seascape Motel & Cottages -Belfast
Phone: 207-338-2130
E-mail: [email protected]

Yankee Clipper Motel – Belfast
Phone: 207-338-2353

Bayleaf Cottages & Bistro – Lincolnville
Phone: 207-505-0458

The Barn Loft Apartment in Damariscotta
FMI, contact Amy Kefauver at [email protected] and to book, go to:

Accommodations in Montville/Searsport
(30-40 minutes from Fairgrounds, 5-10 minutes north of Belfast)

Sweet Cape – South Montville
Charming 200-year-old restored house, sleeps 6 (2 doubles, 2 singles) for rent @ $500/week in September. Fun, safe area for kids. Nice, big, simple kitchen. Contact Emily.
Phone: 917-497-3674

Cottage in Liberty
15 Miles from the Common Ground Country Fair
Charming waterfront cottage on Lake St. George with a full bath, 2 bedrooms (1 queen and 2 singles). Boats on site. Walking distance to the village.
Contact Terry Delahanty with questions.
Phone: 609-847-9659 (c)
Email: [email protected]

House for rent: Contact Emily
Phone: 917-497-3674

Loon Lookout Cottages - Swanville
Phone: 338-1260

Yardarm Motel - Searsport
Phone: 548-2404

Searsport Shores Campground
Phone: 207-548-6059
Email: [email protected]

Captain Nickels Inn - Searsport
Phone: 207-548-1104
Email: [email protected]

Accommodations in Waterville Area
For additional help contact the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-873-3315

Waterville/Fairfield (~ 30 min. west)

Fireside Inn and Suites – Waterville
Phone: 873-3335

Budget Host Airport Inn – Waterville
Phone: 873-3366 Website:

Waterville Holiday Inn Express
332 Main St.
Phone: 873-2777

Hampton Inn – Waterville
Phone: 800-HAMPTON or 873-0400

Best Western Waterville Grand Hotel (Exit 130) – Waterville
Phone: 873-0111

Pet Kennels

It’s Raining Cats & Dogs – closed Wednesdays - 340 Albion Road, Benton
Phone: 207-453-9490

Peace & Unity Pet Care – 591 Albion Rd, Unity
Five miles from the Fair
Chelsea Vosburgh
Phone: 948-8095

Oakland/Belgrade (~ 40-50 minutes west)

Belgrade Lakes Village Inn – Route 27, Belgrade Lakes
Phone: 495-3553

Pressey House Bed and Breakfast - Oakland
Phone: 465-3500 or 1-877-773-7738

Whisperwood Lodge and Cottages – Belgrade
Phone: 207-465-3983
(closed some years during the fair)

Skowhegan and Dexter
(~ 50 minutes northwest and north)

Canaan KOA Campground – Skowhegan
Kennebec Valley KOA
Phone: 474-2858

The Brewster Inn – Dexter
Phone: 207-924-3130
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Mark Stephens (owner)

Accommodations in Bangor Area
( ~ 45 minutes from Unity)
For additional help contact the Bangor Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-947-0307

Bangor Motor Inn/ Bangor Inn & Suites – Bangor
Phone: 1-800-244-0355 or 947-0357

Best Western White House Inn – Bangor
Phone: 862-3737

Charles Inn – Bangor
Phone: 992-2820

Country Inn at the Mall – Bangor
Phone: 800-244-3961 or 941-0200

Days Inn by Wyndham – Bangor
Phone: 942-8272

Rodeway Inn Hotel – Bangor
Phone: 945-0111

Fairfield Inn, Marriott – Bangor
Phone: 990-0001

The Fireside Inn & Suites – Bangor
Phone: 942-1234

Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport – Bangor
Phone: 947-6721

Paul Bunyan Campgrounds – Bangor
Phone: 941-1177
Contact Person: Amy & Dennis

Riverside Inn – Bangor
Phone: 973-4100
Website: or

University Inn – Orono
Phone: 866-4921 or 1-800-321-4921

Pet Kennels

Green Acres Kennel Shop – Bangor
Phone: 945-6841
Contact Person: Don

Rockland Area
(~ 1 hour from Fairgrounds)

Long Cove Cottages - St. George / Tenant's Harbor
Phone: 207-372-8994

View our list of area pet kennels