Common Ground fair tickets on sale

Aug 08, 2017

Unity — Tickets for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair are on sale at retail outlets throughout Maine and online through brownpapertickets.com. Fairgoers who purchase tickets in advance enjoy significant savings, as well as go directly to the front of the ticket lines.

The Common Ground Country Fair is the signature event of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. This year’s event will run Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22 through 24, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Gates open 9 a.m. each day.

Members of MOFGA get free daily admission to the Common Ground Country Fair, as do fair volunteers, children younger than 13, handicapped citizens and (Friday only) school groups. Otherwise, admission is $10 daily in advance, $15 at the gate; $8/$10 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.

Many of the participating advance sale outlets also sell the 2017 fair poster, illustrated by Dwight Gagnon of Benton and featuring three roosting Columbian Wyandotte chickens. In the Midcoast area, tickets are available at the Belfast Co-op and The Green Store in Belfast; Liberty Graphics; Good Tern Co-Op and Huston-Tuttle in Rockland; and Mac's Hardware, Unity.

For more information on the fair, including how to volunteer, visit "The Fair" at mofga.org; call 568-4142; or email commonground@mofga.org.

MOFGA, formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. Its purpose is to help farmers and gardeners grow organic food, fiber and other crops; protect the environment; recycle natural resources; increase local food production; support rural communities; and illuminate for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound farming practices.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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