Advance tickets are on sale for the annual Common Ground Country Fair, which will run Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23 through 25, at the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association’s grounds on Crosby Brook Road, Unity.

Gates will open 9 a.m. each day, closing at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Vendors will stay open until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. on Sunday. The fair goes on rain or shine.

Members of MOFGA get free daily admission to the Common Ground Country Fair, as do volunteers, children younger than 13, handicapped citizens and school groups (Friday only). Otherwise, admission is $10 daily, $8 for those older than 64. Discounts of $2 are available for those who bicycle to the fair, as well as those who take the train from Unity or Thorndike.

As regular fairgoers know, it pays to get tickets ahead of time as it speeds entry through the gates. Locally, tickets are available at the Belfast Co-op and The Green Store, Belfast; Nature’s Choice, Camden; Liberty Graphics; Good Tern Co-Op, Huston-Tuttle and Reading Corner, Rockland; Mac’s Hardware and the Unity College Bookstore, Unity; and The Well Tempered Kitchen, Waldoboro.

For more information on the fair, including how to volunteer, visit “The Fair” at

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to