Common Ground Country Fair
September 23, 24 and 25, 2016
(Always the third weekend after Labor Day)
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Welcome from the Fair Director
Celebrations, anniversaries, even going out on Friday night are all important for our perspective. When we strive to live in the present moment, these events cause us to pause and take stock.
It's like transplanting cabbages. Living in the moment, we tuck each plant into the earth at the right depth and give it the support needed for growth. However, it's important to look back every 15 or 20 plants to see where you are in relation to where you started and whether you are still aligned with where you want to go. Only at the end of the row can you fully see all that has been accomplished and cast your eyes over the empty rows to be filled.
So let this 40th Common Ground Country Fair be a moment for you to stand up, take stock, look at all we have accomplished as a community and give a contented sigh over the progress we have made, the smiling faces of our friends, and the work ahead.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fair. Come celebrate what we have accomplished not only this year but over the past 40 years. We wouldn't have gotten this far without you.
– April Boucher
Director, Common Ground Country Fair
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This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online at the MOFGA Store or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.
Fair News – Summer 2016
Toki Oshima’s Vibrant Chard Colors 2016 Fair Poster
Getting to the Fair: Diversified Solutions
40th Fair Anniversary Stories
Join the Common Ground Country Fair Planning Team!
Volunteer Registration Open for the 2016 Common Ground Country Fair
Fair News – Spring 2016
2016 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled!
Share Your Favorite Fair Memory
Participation: Key to the Common Ground Country Fair
MOFGA Accepting Applications for Exhibitors and Presenters for the 2016 Fair
Start Planning for the Fair
Summer Fair Assistant Search
Fair News – Winter 2015-2016
A Common Ground Country Fair Thank You!
Another Great Year for Fiber at Common Ground
Thanks to Jamie Pacheco
Fair Ribbons and Awards 2015
Best of Food
Exhibition Hall Judges' Awards
Youth Enterprize Zone Awards
Donkey and Mule Show
Field Teamster of the Day
Forest Teamster of the Day
Poultry Ribbons Winners
Thanks to the 2015 Common Kitchen Food Donors!
For earlier articles about the Fair,
See the Fair News Archives.