Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade

Maine Potato Blossom Festival  
2024 Event Schedule (Updated 3/26/2024)

Blacksmith Demonstration by Eugene Katsman (Blacksmith)
10am-4pm Location: Next to the barrel display on main street
Interactive hands-on experience opportunity
Sponsored by: Center Farm Coal

Promoting Agriculture Display Location: Beside the Blockhouse on Main Street More details to follow

Quilt Show: 10am-8pm Location: One Room School House Depot St. Hosted by; Crown of Maine Quilters Guild & Frontier Heritage Society

Horseshoe Tournament

10am Location: Riverside Park
Hosted by: Boy Scout Troop #194 (they are providing food for sale)
Cash Prizes: 1st $300, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 Registration Fee: $20 per team
Reminder: Bring your own horseshoes
Contact: Travis Norsworthy (551-8050)
Sponsored by: White Smiles Dentistry & Precision Custom Woodworking

Northern Maine Summer All-Star Basketball Showcase

Northern Maine’s top high school basketball players from Classes B, C, & D go head-to-head in a showcase game for the summer! 3-point and Skills
Competitions at halftime of each game! Doors open at 4pm! Girls game at 5pm and Boys game at 7pm. Admission is $2.00 12 and under and $5 for 13 and up.
This covers both games! Location: Fort Fairfield Middle High School. Sponsored by Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department
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Maine Potato Blossom Golf Tournament
(3) person scramble Call the AVCC Pro Shop 1-800-980-8747 to register Golf Pro( Steven Leitch)


Sunday July 14th
Snowmobile Club Breakfast 7am-10am ($10 adults-$5 under 12)
Hosted by: Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club (12 Strickland Rd.)

Corn Hole Tournament
Join us on the lawn of Hillcrest Estates for a day of cornhole! The cost is $50 a team. Cash prizes for top 2 teams will be determined by number of teams participating. Remaining funds will go towards the purchase of new cornhole boards for future events.
Double elimination best of 3 match format. Registration will begin at 10am with first bags being thrown at 11am.
Sponsored by Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department.

Blacksmith Demonstration by: Eugene Katsman (Blacksmith)
10am-4pm. Location: Beside the barrel display on Main street
Interactive Hands on experience opportunity
Sponsored by: Center Farm Coal

Quilt Show: 10am-3pm Location: One Room School House Depot Street Hosted by: Crown of Maine Quilters Guild & Frontier Heritage Society

Entertainment: Good Ole Boys & Girls Band 1pm Bandstand
Ice Cream Cones for the first (75) attending
Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Housing Authority

Annual Family Day 5-8pm Riverside Park
Events will include: Inflatables, Lawn Games, Potato Picking Contest, Potato Sack Races, Tractor Train Rides, Shriner Clowns and Hero’s, Face Painting and much more! Concessions available. More details as confirmed.
Sponsored by: R.H. Foster, Dead River, Aroostook County Federal Savings and Loan, Cary Medical Center.


Alumni Basketball Games:
Dust off the old basketball shoes and join us for an evening of fun! 
Location: Fort Fairfield Community Center.
Ladies game tips off at 5pm and men’s at 6:30pm.
Watch as our High School players try to out play the alumni in a fun spirited game of basketball. There will be no admission fee for spectators.
Sponsored by Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department.

Movie Under the Stars at Dusk Riverside Park (dusk)
Bring your chairs & blankets Concessions will be available
Sponsored by: Cary Medical Center

Entertainment: 8-10pm Adam Ouellette Band
Bandstand, Fields Lane Main Street
Sponsored by:

Monday-Thursday 15th-18th
Community Closet 9-4:30 Sizes and items available for everyone
Location: Housing Authority (Fields Lane)
Hosted by: F.F. Housing Authority

Monday, July 15th 
Pool Party
Join as at the Fort Fairfield Municipal Pool for our 1st Annual MPBF Pool Party!
The pool toys will be out and there will be a FREE hot dog BBQ for swimmers (Donations Accepted). First come first serve. 12pm-4pm.
No pool entry fee for non-residents!
Sponsored by Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department.

(New)
Tuesday July 16th –

NMCRA Regional Pitch, Hit, & Run Competition
Time: 1pm
Location: Fort Fairfield Middle High School Athletic Complex.
Age Requirement: 7 to 14 as of November 14th, 2024.
Participants will pitch at a target, hit off a tee focusing on distance and accuracy, and run from a designated distance that will be timed. Awards for top 3 performers in each age group and gender. Contact your local Recreation Department for information on how to register. Sponsored by Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department and the Northern Maine Community Recreation Association.

Pet Show at the Bandstand Time: 6pm
Registration: $5 per pet. 5:15-6pm  Show starts at 6pm (Leashes required)
Ribbons & Prizes awarded  Fundraiser for the Central Aroostook Humane Society More details to follow
Sponsored by: Tempo Employment Agency
In Memory of Marcia Reed, Founder

Wednesday, July 17th

Potato Blossom Swim Meet.
Registration 8:30 Start time 9am. Spectators welcome!

Location: Fort Fairfield Municipal Swimming Pool. Participation is FREE! If you are part of a swim team, please register with your local Recreation Department Swim Team. All other individual swimmers can register the morning of the event! Sponsored by the Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department.

Canoe & Kayak Day (returns)
Location: Monson Pond    12-4pm  At the boat launch
Free Hot Dog cookout for families during the event
Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Fish & Game Club

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
The fee is $100 per team (max of 5 people per team). There will be medals for the top 2 places. Double elimination best of 3 match format. Entry fees will be going towards our outdoor athletic court revitalization project. Register the day of.
Registration: 4-4:45pm
Rules meeting: 4:45-5pm
Tournament starts: 5pm!
Location: Fort Fairfield Recreation Department
Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department

Wednesday Evening Fiddlers
Time: 6pm Bandstand (Fields Lane)
Sponsored by: Maine Credit Union

Baby and Bike Parade Town Clock thru Fields Lane Theme: TBA
Pre-Registration by calling (207-472-3651) 8:30-4:30
Special Drawing for all those pre-registered
Line up 6:30 Parade starts at 7pm
Judging categories: TBA
Sponsored by: United Insurance Fort Fairfield

Jr. Miss & Little Miss Potato Queen Pageants7pm
Location: Fort Fairfield High School Gym  Admission: $10 per person
Directors: Jr. Miss (Pam Babin) Little Miss (Chloe Wheeler)                                                               

Thursday, July 18th

Spuddy Buddy Challenge (returns)  11am
Pick up your clue card and help Spuddy find his lost buddies.
Ages 6-12  Pre-register at 472-7838  (40) clue cards available
Location: The County Federal Credit Union, 232 Main St. Fort Fairfield
Sponsored by: The Fort Fairfield County Federal Credit Union

Jr. Girls Softball Tournament
Register by July 1st through your local recreation department. Game times and matchups will be determined the week before the event depending on number of team entries. This is for girls entering grades 4-8 in the fall. Come catch the action as Aroostook Counties young athletes battle it out for the MPBF championship. Awards for top 2 teams. The cost will be $75 a team.
Sponsored by Fort Fairfield Parks & Recreation Department.

Fort Fairfield Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Location: Fort Fairfield High School Cafeteria
Social Hour: 5pm Meal 6pm
Induction Ceremony 7pm

$35 per person Reservations Required
Contact: Larry Gardner [email protected]

Band Performance by: No Pressure
Time: 8-10pm (Location) Main Stage in Village Sq. Lot Main Street
Bring Your chairs and relax
Sponsored by: Allen’s Coffee Brandy

Friday, July 19th

Bike Rodeo
Time: 9am (ages 12 & under-bring your bike and helmet)
Location: Across from Bradley’s Car Wash
Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Rotary Club

Sip & Paint 6-8pm ($45 per person) Includes All art supplies, instruction, wine & light snacks. For Tickets please call: (207-762-3576)
email: [email protected] or message us on Facebook
Location: Bandstand Fields Lane


Band Performance by: Star City Syndicate
Time: 8-11pm Main Stage in Village Sq. Lot Main Street
Sponsored by: Fields Realty & NorState Federal Credit Union

Saturday, July 20th
Pancake Breakfast
Time: 7am-10am Location: Depot Street ($8 per person)
Tours of the one room school house and train station will be available Hosted by the Frontier Heritage Society

Arts & Craft Show Fields Lane 8am-5pm Registration available online: www.mainepotatoblossomfestival.com

Hosted by: Maine Potato Blossom Festival

Pine & Spurs Riding Club Horse Show 9am
Location: Show grounds Damboise Rd. Fort Fairfield


5-Mile Road Race (returns) Start Location: Across from the IGA Store
Registration: White Smiles Yard 7:30am Walkers ($20) Start:8:30am

Runners ($20) 9am Hosted by: FF High School Baseball Team
Contact: Race Director: Rob Langner [email protected]
Sponsored by: Hillside IGA

Blacksmith Demonstration by Eugene Katsman (Blacksmith) 10am-2pm
Location: By the barrel display on Main Street
Sponsored by: Center Farm Coal

Book Mark Decorating Contest: (New)  10am-12pm   FF Library
Children can pick up there blank book markers On Thursday, July 4
th at the Library
They are due back to the library by July 18
th. Winners announced Sat. July 20th during the following other events: Ice Cream Booth, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, A Potato Paint Art Booth. Times: 10am-12pm.
Sponsored by: Fort Fairfield Public Library

Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade
Line up: 11am Start time: 1:15
Pre-register online at: www.mainepotatoblossomfestival.com

Judging will be done at 11:30am in all designated parking lots
Sponsored by: Cassidy Orthodontics, Versant Power & Mad Dog Mowing
Theme: Fun on the Farm (categories) Most Original, Best Theme, Childrens, Non-profit group, Antique, Best Musical, Veterans, All about Agriculture, Best Queen, Best Overall
Parade Chairperson: Paul Towle:  [email protected]

Maine Potato Queen Pageant 7pm
Location: Ft. Fairfield High School Gym
Tickets: $10 per person
Director Betsy Fitzherbert

Sponsored by: Maine Potato Board

Antique Tractor Pulls Riverside Park East (turn right at the end of the bridge)
Start time: 3pm Hosted by: Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club
Sponsored by: Kilcollins Farms

Band Performance by: Ben Kilcollins Main Stage Village Sq. Lot
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Sunday, July 21st
Morning Worship Service TBA

Blacksmith Demonstration By Eugene Katsman (Blacksmith) 10am-2pm
Location: By the barrel display on Main Street
Sponsored by: Center Farm Coal

Pine & Spurs Riding Club Horse Show 9am
Location: Show grounds on Damboise Rd. Fort Fairfield

Car Show & Shine Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Riverside Park Turn left at the end of the bridge
New Prizes, Door Prizes and Food Vendor on site
Sponsored by: Greenlaw Electric

Annual Rubber Duck Race Time: Noon
Start point: Bridge to the boat landing
Ticket are $5 per duck (can be purchased from any member)
Prizes awarded: 1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100, 4th $50
Hosted by: Frontier Fish and Game Club

Aroostook River Family Fun Day   1pm
Starting at Forbes Pit.   Bring your boats, kayaks, canoes, tubes and float the river with family and friends. {Reminder: All boats need life jacks by law}
Have fun, be safe!

Band Performance by:  French Toast with Guest Jerry T.
Location: Main Stage in the Village Sq. Parking Lot
Sponsored by:

Fireworks over the Aroostook River   9pm
It will be an awesome show! 
Sponsored by: McGillan Inc., Fields Realty, McCain Foods, Versant Power, Maine Credit Union, Allen’s Coffee Brandy, Pineland Potato Company.

Call Cheryl Boulier at:

Phone Number

207-768-0119

Please email us at [email protected]