Northern Maine Fair

Attractions Category: Aroostook County

  • Midway, exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, tractor pulling, demo derby. Late July – Early August.

    The Northern Maine Fair was incorporated July 16, 1850. The first exhibition was held October 9, 1851.

    During the first thirty years of the organization of the fair they had no land, property, buildings, stable or pens for cattle, exhibition building, nor officers quarters.

    Early in the history of the society it was voted to make Presque Isle the permanent location of the fair because it gave the society a permanent home in a central location and because it saved this land and park from being laid out in house lots and sold.

    For many years through the 1900’s the fair was held the first week in September and was for three days. Later this was changed to a full week of activities and now it is held the first week in August.

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