Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Vendors and Exhibitors

The Fair \ Vendors and Exhibitors

Each year, almost 60,000 visitors come to the MOFGA Fairgrounds to exchange knowledge, eat, and shop with our 650+ vendors and exhibitors. We are proud to provide a meeting place for our visitors from around the world to interact with Maine artists, farmers, and businesses through their booths, stalls, and over 750 speaking and demonstration events.

Vendors and exhibitors must apply each year to the area they think best fits their business, farm, or organization.  We value and prioritize businesses, farms, and organizations with Maine roots, organic practices, and local sourcing. Whether you have been a vendor for many years or think you’d be a great new addition to our Fair, we recommend you read the full Fair guidelines and your specific area guidelines in the directory below before applying.


VENDING AND EXHIBITING AREAS

Please note: areas in brown are vending areas.
Areas in green are exhibition areas with a focus on education. Vending in exhibition areas may be prohibited or limited.

Please apply only for a single area. If after reading the area guidelines you are not sure which area would be the best fit, please contact the Fair office at 207-568-4142 or commonground@mofga.org.


VENDOR AREAS

Agricultural Products

Suppliers of products for farms and gardens or family farms selling agricultural products made with at least 70% materials from their farm.


Crafts Area

Maine artisans and craftspeople typically producing unique pieces of art, original in design and concept. For small goods businesses, please see Maine Marketplace.


Energy and Shelter

Maine businesses and suppliers in the sustainable building and energy trades.


Farm & Homestead

Vendors with goods and equipment appropriate to the home gardener and small-scale farmer.


Farmers’ Markets

Farms selling produce, flowers and farm products. Must be certified organic or able to sign an organic affidavit for the first year.


Fiber Marketplace

Vendors who cater to small fiber producers and fiber users.


Fleece Tent

Fleeces of all varieties are for sale each day – plus resources on local fiber producers, scheduled demonstrations about selecting fleeces to suit specific needs, and a Fleece Show celebrating the best of the Fair.


Food

Food vendors with ready-to-eat prepared foods for Fair-goers. Must use ingredients that fit as best as possible with our food policy.


Maine Fiber Farms

Vendors exhibiting their animals and selling products at least 75% from their farm and 100% from Maine. Animals displayed as part of educational exhibits include llamas, alpacas, sheep, goats and rabbits.


Maine Indian Basketmakers

Sales of handcrafted traditional Native American baskets and products by Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot artisans, plus demonstrations, presentations and music.


Maine Marketplace

A vibrant marketplace of small Maine enterprises and cottage industries working and creating locally. For craftspeople creating unique, individual pieces, see the Crafts area.


Youth Enterprise Zone

Friday and Sunday pop-up markets for youth ages 13-21 to sell products and services that meet the guidelines of other areas.


EXHIBITOR AREAS

Agricultural Demonstrations (Ag Demos)

Booths for organizations that provide resources or technical support to farmers and producers.


Entertainment

Live music and performances by artists with Maine roots.

  • The Entertainment artist interest form will be available in early December. To receive an email notification when the interest form opens or for more information, please email commonground@mofga.org.

Environmental Concerns

Maine-based organizations focus on environmental, wildlife and marine concerns.


Exhibition Hall

Gardeners, farmers, and crafters display fruits and veggies grown organically and crafts from all over Maine.


Folk Arts

Artisans skilled in traditional folk arts, from the survival skills of Maine guides to artisans of country life, demonstrate and offer workshops on their skills and craft.


Health & Healing

Organizations provide information on health issues, topics and insights for a healthy lifestyle.


Livestock

Farmers and homesteaders display and demonstrate with cattle, oxen, draft horses, donkey, mules, sheep, llamas, alpacas, goats, pigs, or poultry in our barns or in one of our livestock shows.

  • The Livestock application will be available in late February. To receive an email notification when the application opens or for more information, please email commonground@mofga.org.
  • 2019 Livestock area guidelines
  • The Poultry Barn application will be available in early spring.
    2019 Poultry Show & Exhibition cover letter
  • The Rabbit Barn is organized by the Western Maine Rabbit Breeders Association (WMRBA). Anyone interested in exhibiting rabbits and cavies should contact WMRBA at 207-743-9569.
  • Read more about how to enter the Draft Horse Show, Donkey and Mule Show on the Activities and Events page.

Low Impact Forestry

Logging and forestry groups educating on sustainable forestry practices appropriate for Maine.


Maine Media

Publishers, newspapers, broadcasters, writers, film makers and new media enterprises.


Social and Political Action

Local organizations provide information on issues of sustainable communities, peace and justice, social equality, civil and human rights and environmental politics.


Speakers and Demonstrations

The Common Ground Country Fair hosts hundereds of talks and demonstrations every year. These presentations are central to the educational mission of the Fair.

  • In addition to the speaker tents in each vending or exhibiting area, this area application includes those interested in speaking or demonstrating in the following areas: Bicycle Valet, Children’s Area, Compost & Recycling, Country Kitchen Demonstrations, Herb Tent, Orchards, Russell’s Poetry Grove, Wednesday Spinners
  • The Speaker and Demonstration application will be open in early January. To receive an email notification when the application opens or for more information, please email commonground@mofga.org.

Young Maine

Farm-to-school programs, school gardens, camps and schools or nonprofit organizations that promote healthy and active lifestyles display their materials and offer hands-on demonstrations throughout the weekend.


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