Livestock & Agriculture

AGRICULTURAL DEMONSTRATIONS  & AWARD-WINNING LIVESTOCK SHOWING!

Our award wining fair welcomes many four-legged friends for Labor Day Weekend. The Springfield Fair strongly supports local 4-H, backyard farmers, commercial farmers, livestock and traditional agricultural enthusiast! We invite you to view and participate in our annual fair, we traditionally hold horse shows and traditional livestock exhibition for the categories of Rabbits & Goats.
 

 


Our livestock exhibition area is kept clean and tidy and it is a great place to pet or learn about the variety of animals that live on Maine farms.

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LIVESTOCK 

& Agriculture

DID YOU KNOW?

The State of Maine has 8,173 operating farms and together they farm more than 1.35 million acres!

Eggs and milk are the leading livestock products in the state, followed by meat chickens. Maine potatoes are the state’s largest crop, but Maine produces more wild blueberries than any other state! 

LIVESTOCK

Livestock is the heart and center of our country fair and we are proud to showcase award winning animals. 
The Livestock exhibition barns are a great place to learn about Maine farming and the traditions of our agricultural heritage. This is a great educational opportunity for our young ones and those looking to learn more about home farming for themselves. Our facilities are clean and we encourage our exhibitionist to follow the highest standard of care for their livestock when bringing their animals to the fair. Hand washing stations are made available for your use.
 
Thinking about bringing your animal to the fair but have a few questions before? Go ahead and contact us HERE and we will look forward to seeing you at the fair!

HORSE SHOWING

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Horse Show at the Springfield, Maine Agricultural Fair

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Horse Show at the Springfield, Maine Agricultural Fair

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Horse Show at the Springfield, Maine Agricultural Fair

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Horse Show at the Springfield, Maine Agricultural Fair

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Registration: 8:00am Saturday, September 3rd; Show begins at 9:00am 
Superintendent Emma Gerken (207) 290-5788


Judge: TBD
 

 

Prizes for first place in each class. Ribbons for six places. End of Day High point Prize.
*NEWLY ADDED STAKES CLASS* $10 entry fee. Approved helmets must be worn by all riders 17 and under. Proof of insurance and negative Coggins required.


Educational Open Show - Begins at 9:00 a.m.
 

1. Halter Western Horse - Open
2. English Horse in Hand - Open
3. Miniature Horse in Hand
4. Showmanship 6-8
5. Showmanship 13-17
6. Showmanship 18 and Over
7. Lead Line - 5 and Under
8. Walk/Trot Equitation - 12 and Under
9. Walk Trot Pleasure - 13 and Over
10. English Equitation 6-8
11. English Equitation 13-17
12. English Equitation 18 and Over
13. English Pleasure 6-8
14. English Pleasure 13-17
15. English Pleasure 18 and Over
16. *NEW* English Pleasure Stakes - Open

LUNCH
17. Equitation Over Fences - Crossrails - Open
18. Jumping 2’ - Open
19. Jumping 2’ 6” - Open
20. Western Walk/Trot Equitation
        12 and Under
21. Western Walk/Trot Pleasure
        13 and Over
22. Western Equitation 6-8
23. Western Equitation 13-17
24. Western Equitation 18 and Over
25. Western Pleasure 6-8
26. Western Pleasure 13-17
27. Western Pleasure 18 and Over
28. *NEW* Western Pleasure Stakes - Open
29. Open Pleasure Driving - open to all equine, including Draft Horses
30. Open Driving Obstacle Course - open to all equine, including Draft Horses
31. Trail Class 12 and Under
32. Trail Class 13 and Over
33. Costume Class - Open
34. Egg and Spoon (Additional $1 Fee at horse show arena gate, Winner takes all)

Details

$4.00 per class or $30.00 for the day – same horse & rider
Stakes classes will pay out entry money ($10);
1st Place = 50%
2nd Place = 30%
3rd Place = 20%

 

*Questions may be asked of the entrants, at the judge’s discretion.
*Proof of insurance must be provided by riders.

 

  • Rider and 1 helper free admittance to enter fairgrounds. All others will please pay the regular gate fee.

  • Pleasure driving and Pleasure obstacle course classes are open to all equine including draft horses.

  • Prizes for 1st place in each class. Ribbons for 6 places. End of day high point prizes.

  • Stall space is available to use for the weekend - call Kirk at 738-2888


This show is an opportunity to learn about showing, sportsmanship and horses. Please join us, feel welcome to ask questions, participate and have fun! The Trail Class may be shown in the pulling ring.

"Enjoy area skill and talent as they demonstrate their abilities in our horse show!"

    -- The Springfield Fair

 

"The Livestock Exhibition barns are packed with a wide variety of animals for you to meet!"

    -- The Springfield Fair

LIVESTOCK 
EXHIBITION

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Registration: Friday, September 2nd through 9am Saturday, September 3rd

Superintendent: Larry Hawkes - (207) 699-8257

P.O. Box 437, Lincoln, ME 04457

 

Rabbit & Goat Showing

General Animal Exhibition 
Entries are limited to space available on a first-come, first-served basis. If any exhibitor must cancel, he or she must notify the livestock superintendent as early as possible. Due to lack of space, stalls and pens must not be used for sleeping quarters or storage. Only animals which are officially entered may be housed on the grounds. In order to be eligible for “show” premiums, animals must be stalled at the Fairgrounds and exhibited for the Fair’s duration. No stalling charges will be deducted from the premiums.


All stock will be on exhibition Friday and from 8 a.m.– 7 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibitor and one assistant will be allowed in on the days that they exhibit. Free admission for anyone doing an agricultural demonstration with their own animal. To reserve stall space, contact superintendent.

A prize of $15.00 will be awarded for the birth of any animal
by one on exhibit during the fair (excluding rabbits, ducks, chicks and other poultry).

 

Livestock Entry Information: 
Entries can be made the day of the exhibition or sent by mail prior to Saturday, Aug. 27. Mail entry information to Livestock Superintendent
Larry Hawkes, P.O. Box 437, Lincoln, ME 04457.

  • All animals must be registered under the owner’s name.

  • Be sure to read general rules and regulations, health sections and time table.

  • The livestock superintendent reserves the right to accept or reject any entry made, and also reserves the right to interpret any statement or rule made in this book.


Mail entry information to:

Livestock Superintendent Larry Hawkes
P.O. Box 437
Lincoln, ME 04457.

• All animals must be registered under the owner’s name.
• Be sure to read general rules and regulations, health sections and time table.
• The livestock superintendent reserves the right to accept or reject any entry made, and also reserves the right to interpret any statement or rule made in this book.


Livestock Department Timetable:

3:00pm, Sept. 2nd Livestock will be allowed entry to the grounds.
Pens will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis.

9:00am, Sept 3rd All entries must be on the grounds.
9:00am, Sept 3rd Livestock exhibit judging.

7:00pm, Sept 3rd Livestock may leave the fairgrounds.


Rules and Regulations
1. Entries close at 11am on Saturday.
2. Exhibitors are limited to available space.
3. Judging of entries will be on Saturday.
4. The judges reserve the right to accept or reject any entries.
5. All entries must meet the health requirements for exhibition of the State of Maine.
6. All decisions of the judges are final.
7. Feed, bedding and care is to be provided by the owners, which includes “cleaning out.”

All animals must be part of Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors. See below PDF form.

 

PIG SCRAMBLE

The Springfield Fair's Pig Scramble!
The Springfield Fair's Pig Scramble!
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The Springfield Fair's Pig Scramble!
The Springfield Fair's Pig Scramble!
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The Springfield Fair's Pig Scramble!
The Springfield Fair's Pig Scramble!
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The Springfield Fair's Pig Scramble!
The Springfield Fair's Pig Scramble!
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With real live pigs! Although Mr. Ward of the Bangor Daily News will be disappointed, we have respectfully laid to rest the modified pig call. Thank you modified pig callers worldwide — welcome pig scramblers. The new era of chasing pork on the hoof is on.

If you, or a loved one, is between the ages of 8 and 12, you are eligible to show your fleet-footedness! This event will be a fun and entertaining event for us and a safe few minutes of exercise for the pigs.

 

There will be two age groups:

• 8-10 years of age, using pigs of 16+ lbs.

• 11-12 years of age, using pigs of 22+ lbs.

 

Participants and pigs will be placed inside a fenced-in area of not less than 3,000 SF for no more than 10 minutes. Kids will put the pig (if they can catch one) in a burlap bag. We will have pigs available for the two age groups. If too many kids sign up for the event, we will have to have a pinata for children who were not drawn for the scramble following the event.

 

“Winners” will get to keep their pigs or sell them back to the fair for $10.00. All participants will receive a ribbon. This is a state licensed event. The rules follow this write up and they will be posted. The scramble will be held on Sunday, Sept. 3th, at 10:00 a.m., in the new arena near the bandstand. Registration begins at 9:30.

 

PIG SCRAMBLES

I. Any person or organization planning to hold a pig scramble shall obtain a

permit from the Department no later than ten (10) days prior to the event.

II. To obtain a permit, the applicant must specify and list the precise location

of the event, the time it is to be held (plus or minus one hour) and the per-

son who will be in charge of the event.

III. Rules:

A. The person in charge of the event shall be responsible for the animals

being “well cared for” prior to, during, and after the event until such

time as the new owners remove the animals from the premises.

B. No lubricant may be used on the pig or the contestant.

C. The pigs shall not weigh less than sixteen (16) pounds for 8-10 age

group, and not less than twenty-two (22) pounds for the 10-12 age group.

D. The contestants shall not be over the age of 12.

E. The event shall not last more than ten (10) minutes.

F. The bags or sacks used shall be burlap to give the animal adequate

breathing and cooling air.

G. The manager of the event shall have someone available to purchase or

take the animals is an animal is caught by someone who does not have

adequate facilities to care for the animals at their residence.

H. The area/ring being used will be no less than 3,000 square feet.

I. A pig may only be used for one event per day.

Rules must be posted in a conspicuous place at event site.

Permits periods will not exceed ten (10) days for multiple events

sponsored by any private or public organization.

"Enjoy the action, watch the fun, and take home your very own pig!" 

    -- The Springfield Fair

 

About Us

Established in 1851, the Springfield Fair is an award winning agricultural fair in the heart of the Maine Highlands Region! Enjoy live animal demonstrations, exciting shows and music, truck pulls, heritage museums, and big time demolition derby. We celebrate our colorful traditions every Labor Day Weekend and are excited to invite you to the 172nd Springfield Fair!

Our roots run deep.

Contact Info

Phone
(207) 738-4134


Email
jo65hn@yahoo.com

 

Street Address: 

91 Park Street

Springfield, Maine 04487

Mailing Address: 

Springfield Fair Assoc., Inc.
PO Box 342

Lee, Maine 04455

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