County Festivals

Aroostook County is a place where old world values still exist, where people still care about one another, look after one another and celebrate this remarkable lifestyle. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to come help celebrate and share in this unique part of American lifestyle.

 

Maine Potato Blossom Festival

2011 Maine Potato Blossom Festival

Fort Fairfield, Maine
July 9th – July 17th
Parade Date: July 16th

Fort Fairfield hosts the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival the second week in July when the potato blossoms are in full bloom. This 9 day festival features farmer olympics, road races, arts & crafts, fireworks, river races, and mashed potato wrestling, and much more! Fun for the entire family. Don’t miss this ‘spudtacular’ event.

The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is one of the oldest and most established festivals in Maine. Founded in 1937, this venue was created to celebrate Maine’s supreme commodity, the potato. No matter who you go with to the festival, there is something for everyone’s interest. Some of the traditional activities include the Maine Potato Blossom Queen Pageant, the Annual Antique Tractor Pull and fireworks over the beautiful Aroostook River. Do you want your pet to get his/her moment of fame? Enter your furry pal in the Household Pet Show. There’s food, singing, dancing, arts & crafts, horse shows, mashed potato wrestling and so much more. Who knew potatoes could be so much fun?

For a complete 2011 Potato Blossom Festival Schedule of Events please click here.

 


 

 

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Potato Blossom Festival Parade

Potato Blossom Festival Parade

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Potato Blossom Festival Parade

Potato Blossom Festival Parade

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Potato Blossom Festival Parade

Potato Blossom Festival Parade

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Potato Blossom Festival Parade

Potato Blossom Festival Parade

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Potato Blossom Festival Parade

Potato Blossom Festival Parade

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Potato Blossom Festival Aerial

Potato Blossom Festival Aerial

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