The sounds, the smells, the thrills! There’s no place quite like a Maine Agricultural Fair, and no better place to be a kid! Browse exhibits of local handiwork. Get up close to your favorite farm animals and meet your local farmer. Indulge in your favorite food. Then get in on the action by entering one of these favorite Maine agricultural fair activities for kids! (Events are free with fair gate admission.)
Old McDonald’s Farm- Fryeburg Fair
Fryeburg Fair’s Old McDonald’s petting area is the place for children to make friends up close and personally with baby goats, chickens, rabbits and other small animals. Kids can sit in the hay and pat their favorites. So much fun and enjoyment for all with great photo ops! Parents can almost be guaranteed that their child will want to own farm animals after this experience!
Lil’ Farmers at the Fair- Northern Maine Fair
Let your little one be a farmer for a day (or a few minutes at least) in this hands on agriculture education exhibit at the Northern Maine Fair. 10 individual stations including mini-barns, a pint sized potato house and a grain bin house activities that walk them through the growing and producing of products like potatoes, broccoli, maple syrup and more. When they’ve finished their work, they take their “harvested” goods to the market and sell them for fair bucks to use for a prize.
Eel Racing- New Portland Lions Fair
If you’ve got a fan of all things slimy in your group, this New Portland Lions Fair event is for you! A timed event, children catch as many slippery, elusive eels as they can and put them back in the bucket (where they belong!). The kid who fills the bucket with the most, wins!
Power Wheels Demo Derby- Piscataquis Valley Fair
Calling all little drivers for a crash em’, bang em’ up good time! The power wheels demo derby is the perfect fair event for your littlest thrill seeker. They’ll navigate their battery-operated vehicle amongst the others, popping balloons as they go. Be the last with a balloon intact and advance to the championship round and the Piscataquis Valley Fair!
Kiddie Tractor Pulls- Litchfield Fair
Does your little fairgoer have what it takes to pedal the distance? Girls and boys 30-50 pounds can test their strength in the Kiddie Tractor Pull! Pedal tractors are hooked to a weighted drag (just like the big ones!) and contestants see who has the leg power to go the furthest. Never underestimate a little one who really wants to win that toy tractor at the Litchfield Fair!