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Maine Potato Blossom Festival
July 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is one of the premier events in all of Maine, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to Fort Fairfield – located in the heart of Aroostook County. The Festival is a tremendous source of pride for the people who call Fort Fairfield home! There are more than 100 family friendly events planned for this year’s Festival, with highlights including the ever popular potato picking contest on Thursday evening July 13th, and mashed potato wrestling on Friday evening July 14th, the International Tater Tot Eating Competition Saturday July 15th, Northern Maine’s largest parade on Saturday July 15th (line-up begins at 11am – parade starts at 1pm) and a spectacular fireworks over the Aroostook River provide an exciting finale to the nine-day event on Sunday night July 16th.
In addition to our traditional line-up of events, the 70th annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival will feature an expanded schedule of musical performances. There will be four nights of music on the Festival Main Stage beginning Thursday July 13th with Brian and Doug from Common Crossing at 6:30 pm and local favorites, French Toast take the stage at 8 pm! Friday night July 14th we feature a double bill of top notch entertainment with Travis Cyr and the Strings of Calamity beginning at 6:30 pm followed by the powerful country sounds of JD Gilbert at 8 pm! On Saturday night July 15th, join us for a full afternoon and evening of music featuring Star City Syndicate, Adam Nadeau, Ben Kilcollins and the Vargas Twins and Tickle! Saturdays’ bands start at 3 and will run late into the evening with a beer garden at the venue and multiple food vendors right nearby! Sunday night features Unlucky Joe at 7 pm before the fireworks finale over the Aroostook River! All shows are presented FREE of charge. Beer and wine will be available for purchase in the Beer Garden for those 21+. Visit www.potatoblossom.org for a full schedule of events and make plans now to explore Aroostook County and attend this unique summer celebration!