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Host Your Event at the Common Ground Education Center!

Located on 300+ acres of mixed farmland and forest in Unity, Maine, MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center provides ample space for MOFGA’s flagship event, the Common Ground Country Fair, while serving as an exciting venue for year-round educational programs and events.

The Common Ground Education Center is an event venue for all occasions including educational events, weddings, life celebrations, concerts, festivals, and retreats. From large-scale events to intimate celebrations, MOFGA’s property offers both indoor and outdoor rental options that will meet your event needs. Read more about our offerings below. 

About the Venue

Indoors

Guests mingle inside MOFGA's exhibition hall

A beautiful post and beam building, the Exhibition Hall includes the following:

  • 250 person capacity.
  • Two six-stall bathrooms.
  • An accessibility ramp.
  • A full service kitchen.
  • Twenty 2.5-by-8-inch folding tables.
  • Ten 2.5-by-6-inch folding tables.
  • 200 metal folding chairs.

Outdoors

The peace garden at the common ground education center

With a diversity of gardens, orchards, open fields, forested trails, an amphitheater, and more, the grounds include:

  • 400 person capacity.
  • 150 car parking capacity.
  • A comfort station with two six-stall
    bathrooms (available seasonally,

    late May to early October).
  • Two fresh drinking water fountains and 30 faucets that can be connected for an additional fee.
  • Space for tent camping.

Pricing

Fair volunteers in MOFGA's common kitchen
The Common Kitchen

$600/Day
Volunteers having a conversation in from of award winning gourds in the exhibition hall.
Exhibition Hall + The Common Kitchen

$1,600/Day
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Entire Grounds

$6000/Day
 

Please inquire about rates for special events (e.g., a memorial service in the North Orchard). Note that large events may incur additional charges. If prices are prohibitive, please contact us by filling out this form

What You Need to Know

  • The Common Ground Education Center is a self-service venue.
  • Insurance is required, listing MOFGA as additionally insured.
  • Renters must remove all trash.
  • There can be no open flames inside buildings. Camp fires are allowed with a permit in designated areas.
The Common Ground Education Center

294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME 04988

Formed in 1971, MOFGA is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. MOFGA is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities. Learn more about our work. 

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