Vendors and Applications

Information for vendors and exhibitors at MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair

Each year, almost 60,000 visitors travel to the Common Ground Country Fair to exchange knowledge, eat, and shop with our 650-plus vendors and exhibitors.  We invite vendors, speakers and performers to begin preparations with us, apply for booth space and plan your presentations. To help you with your decision to participate, here are links to our general timelinerefund policy and Fair guidelines

Our Vendor Commitment

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 at our traditional Common Ground Country Fair or think you’d be a great addition to our Fair, we recommend you read the full Fair Guidelines and your specific area guidelines in the directory below before applying.

Interested in becoming a vendor or exhibitor for the 2024 Fair? Please click below to be notified when applications are available so you don’t miss out!


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

2024 Agricultural Demonstrations area guidelines

2024 Agricultural Demonstrations application – closed March 18, 2024.

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

2024 Agricultural Products area guidelines

2024 Agricultural Products application – closed

Space for organizations and individuals to exhibit and demonstrate practical, small-scale, do-it-yourself sustainable life skills.

2024 DIY #HomeHacks Area Guidelines

2024 DIY #HomeHacks application – closes April 8, 2024

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

2024 Energy & Shelter area guidelines

2024 Energy & Shelter application – closed

2024 Fair General Guidelines

2024 Entertainment Interest Form – closed

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

2024 Environmental Concerns area guidelines

2024 Environmental Concerns application – closed March 25, 2024.

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

2024 Farm & Homestead area guidelines

2024 Farm & Homestead application – closed March 18, 2024

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

2024 Farmers’ Market area guidelines

2024 Farmers’ Market application – closed

Vendors who cater to small fiber producers and fiber users.

2024 Fiber Marketplace area guidelines

2024 Fiber Marketplace application – closed March 18, 2024.

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

2024 Fine Art and Craft Market area guidelines

2024 Fine Art and Craft Market Application – closed

Food vendors serve ready to eat food to fairgoers using organic ingredients.

2024 Food Area guidelines

2024 Food Area Application – closed December 31, 2023

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

2024 Health & Healing guidelines

2024 Health & Healing application – closed April 1, 2024

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

2024 Low Impact Forestry Guidelines

2024 Low Impact Forestry application – closes April 8, 2024

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.

2024 Maine Fiber Farms area guidelines

2024 Maine Fiber Farms application – closed March 18.

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

2024 Maine Indian Basketmakers area guidelines

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

2024 Maine Marketplace area guidelines

2024 Maine Marketplace Application – closed

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

2024 Maine Media area guidelines

2024 Maine Media application – closes April 8, 2024

Each year, MOFGA hosts a poster design contest to find a design that captures the essence of the Common Ground Country Fair. Learn more here.
 
 
 

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

2024 Social & Political Action Guidelines

2024 Social & Political Action Application – closes April 8, 2024

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.

2024 Young Maine area guidelines

2024 Young Maine application – closed March 25, 2024.

Friday and Sunday pop-up markets for youth ages 11-21 to sell products and services that meet the guidelines of other areas.

2024 YEZ/YETZ area guidelines

2024 YEZ/YETZ  application – closed March 31, 2024

Vendor Resources

2024 General Fair Guidelines

MOFGA Food Policy

Food Ingredient Form

Food Affidavit

Wild Harvest Affidavit

Processing Affidavit

Flower, Herb, and Seedling Affidavit

2024 Food Carryover Form

For food area vendors

2024 Bioware Resource Packet

Propane Checklist

For food area vendors

Sweetener Substitution Basics

Basics of Selling Food in YEZ

Basics of Selling Food in YEZ

Basics of Selling Food in YEZ

Liability Insurance Information & Example COI

Deadline July 1

2024 Young Maine Scholarship Form

2024 Agricultural Demonstration Scholarship Form

2024 Low Impact Forestry Scholarship Form

Scrapie Information

Camping Policy

Controlled Substance/Alcohol/Hemp Letter of Agreement

Controlled Substance Policy

Farmers' Market Affidavit

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