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2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster

Common Ground Country Fair
September 22, 23 and 24, 2017

(Always the third weekend after Labor Day)

2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled!
MOFGA Accepting Applications for Exhibitors and Presenters for the  2017 Fair
Start Planning for the Fair
Join the Team and Make a Difference at Common Ground!


2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled!

The poster is available online through our MOFGA Store.

A highlight during MOFGA day at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show was the unveiling of the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine's climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24.

Each year, MOFGA invites Maine residents and MOFGA members (regardless of residence) to submit a design for our Common Ground Country Fair poster. The selected design is featured on the Fair poster, website, T-shirt and promotional literature. Plus, the artist is featured in this newspaper and in a press release about the poster contest and selected design. In addition to these benefits, the winning artist receives $2,500. For complete guidelines, including technical specifications, eligibility requirements and timeline, please visit the
Poster link on the Fair page at www.mofga.org or contact the MOFGA office at commonground@mofga.org or 207-568-4142.

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MOFGA Accepting Applications for Exhibitors and Presenters for the 2017 Fair

Would you like to be a vendor, exhibitor or demonstrator at the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair? Do you know of a presenter, artisan or Maine enterprise that would be a good fit for Common Ground? The application process for vendors, exhibitors and speakers for the 2017 Fair is underway.

If you are interested in participating in the Fair as a vendor, exhibitor, demonstrator or speaker, but unsure of which area at the Fair is appropriate for you, call us for help or review the area descriptions and guidelines posted on the Fair pages of www.mofga.org.

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Start Planning for the Fair

Here are some things you can do now to start planning for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair:

• Volunteer as an area coordinator to help manage a part of the Fair that resonates with you.

• Create a design for the 2018 Common Ground Country Fair poster design contest. Details are posted on the Fair Poster page at www.mofga.org.

• Order seeds and start plants for your garden. Results could be entered in the Exhibition Hall displays or offered to the Common Kitchen to help feed volunteers during the Fair.

• Work with your local schools and teachers to plan a student field trip to Common Ground. It's never too early to ask, especially because the Fair comes right after the start of the school year. All student groups get into the Fair free on Friday, and we offer partial reimbursements for school group travel expenses.

• Work with your local Adult Education Program to organize a community bus trip to Common Ground. It's a terrific way to help conserve resources while getting preferred parking near the Rose Gate!

• Tune your bicycle and body to bicycle, partway or all the way, to the Fair. Each year nearly 600 cyclists pedal to the Fair.

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Join the Team and Make a Difference at Common Ground!

Do you love the Common Ground Country Fair? Maybe you've been coming each year since you were young, or maybe you've volunteered for a few shifts and want to do more.  We are looking for some dedicated individuals to join our Fair Planning Team. 

Each year many individuals organize the different pieces of the Fair. From the parking lots to the kitchen to the speakers' tents, volunteers take the lead. You can join the team for the 2017 Fair! Maybe you have a love for livestock or are excited about alternative ways to get to the Fair. Maybe you want to take on a shift in the parking lot and give our hardworking coordinators an extra hand. Maybe you'd be willing to help schedule some talks or organize volunteers in a particular area. 

Whatever your interests, there is a way for you to make a difference. Contact MOFGA's volunteer coordinator, Anna Libby, at
alibby@mofga.org or 207-568-4142.

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