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Exciting Events


Enjoy competitions as classic as the Ironwoman Triathlon, Youth Woodsman's Day, and Demo Derby! Or come for something new and exciting like the Truck Pulls! Whether you compete or enjoy the view from the sideline, these competitions can be comical entertainment that highlight everyone who comes to enjoy the fair!



Be sure to register ahead of time to participate or arrive early enough at the designated competition area to save a seat right up close to the action!




SAFE & FUN Competitions 

We offer a wide verity of competitions that are intended to deepen your fair experience, with a focus on fun.
Most events are free with admission, we kindly ask that you arrive at the registration time for all events, you can find this information in the fair program. Please know we hold all event and competition spectators to a high standard and expect the best sportsmanship from all of our spectators and participants. Never "Boo" "Taunt" and ruin a good time for another person who is participating. 

Some events require a safety waver to be signed. Children who are participating must be accompanied by an adult. Your safety and health while at Th
e Springfield Fair is very important to us!
Let's get out there and have a good time! Sign up to as many competitions as your adrenaline allows and have a blast!
Eel Racing

"Slippery, wet, and scary it is a true test of guts!"

    -- The Springfield Fair


We’ve added another classy and fun event to the fayuh! Eel racing — not to be confused with Nascar racing, drag racing or snowsled racing. However, it will get yer heart racing. Kids have to carry 2 eels from one bucket, walk across the tarp, to another bucket, and drop em in!

Slippery, slimy, wrap around your arm squirmy — eel racing. You must register and parents must sign a release, about 15 minutes beforehand.

11:00am Saturday, September 3rd - Pulling Ring
1:30pm Saturday, September 3rd - Pulling Ring

The eels will be in a bucket with water. You must carry two eels from one bucket, across a tarp, to another bucket. This is a timed event. Rules may be changed as needed. Don’t wear your Sunday-go-to-meetin’ clothes for this one! Ladies put on your pants; gentlemen take off your skirts. It’s time to put up or shut up!

Face Painting

"Put the little ones on the tractor. Cheer them on loudly and pat them on the back. It's fun."

    -- The Springfield Fair


Superintendent - Carrie Ritchie - (207) 738-2123

Event Starts: 11:45am Saturday, September 3rd

Join us in the Demolition Derby area and bring your little ones! 

We will put them on a peddle tractor and measure them for distance and we will also take their time. Does you little lady or gentleman have what it takes to bring home the BIG blue ribbon? 

Please cheer loud and proud. Bragging rights and ribbons are on the line.


kids tractor pulls
Baking Pies


State of Maine Open Pie Contest

Register: 8:00am-9:00am on Saturday, September 3rd in the Pavilion

Judging begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, September 3rd

Judging Guidelines:
The recipes must be cooked as submitted. Judges will eliminate from consideration any pie which obviously is not done as the written recipe states (ex.: a pie which contains raisins, but no raisins are listed in the written recipe). Recipe must accompany pie. 

Category for 2022: Open Pie

Judging Will be Done in Three Basic Categories as Follows:

Appearance - Overall eye appeal, uniformity of shape and color and appearance of the crust.
Taste - Crust and filling will be judged separately. In evaluating the crust, flavor, texture and color will be considered. In evaluating the filling, flavor and consistency will be evaluated.
Preparation - This will be determined from the written recipe which will accompany each entry. Ease of preparing the recipe and how clearly the recipe ingredients and instructions are written will be evaluated.


Scoring Guidelines:

Supplied score sheets will be used. The categories will be rated as follows: Overall Appearance - 30 points; Crust (flavor, texture, color) - 30 points; Filling (favor, consistency) - 30 points; and Ease of Preparation/Clarity of Recipe - 10 points.

Judges shall total the points for each entry. The contest coordinator will compile
the judges’ scores on a summary sheet. The positions will be determined by the
total number of points given by all the judges. In the event two or more contestants
have identical point totals, the judges shall determine the order of finish by mutual
agreement. All decisions shall be final. Judging will take place at approximately
12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 3rd, in the Pavilion.

Winners receive ribbons and qualifications for the State Championship Pie Contest
held in January.

Prize Premiums:

  1. $40.00

  2. $25.00

  3. $10.00

Whoopie Pie Contest

Register: 8:00am-9:00am on Saturday, September 3rd in the Exhibition Hall

Judging begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, September 3rd

Saturday, September 3rd, entrants are invited to submit their entirely homemade, half-dozen whoopie pies.

1. Recipe must accompany whoopie pies.
2. Whoopie pies judged on appearance, taste, and preparation/recipe.
3. Disposable plate required.
4. After judging, whoopie pies will be sold by auction to benefit the Springfield Far.

Prize  Premiums 

  1. $40.00

  2. $25.00

  3. $10.00


"We really do have some of the very best cooks and bakers in Maine. This is authentic Maine Flavor"

    -- The Springfield Fair

"Come try your hand at the Springfield Fair's Kids Woodsman's Day! It's a pile of fun!"

    -- The Springfield Fair



Superintendent - Steve Doane 290-2813

Register: 10:00am Saturday, September 3rd; Event begins 10:30am

KID’S WOODSMAN’S DAY..... Kids woods day...... Wood kids day Children’s day in the woods.....A special day designated for young kids to play with sharp, dangerous sometimes motorized objects. Hmmm...... If someone can come up with a better name, I am all ears... plus a decent-sized stomach.

The annual Kid’s Woodsman’s Day begins at 10:30am and takes place in the demo derby area.

Events Include:

  • Pulp Wood Toss

  • Log Rolling

  • Two-Person Cross Cut

Ribbons for winners.

  1. $25.00

  2. $15.00

  3. $10.00

Specially designated for young kids to play with sharp, dangerous sometimes motorized objects. This year we will have three events for rug rats of all ages, shapes and sizes. There will be a pulp toss for ages 3-17. The little kids will probably only throw a pencil but still..... there’s times when I see loads of wood going through town about that size. We’ll have a log rolling contest too. This will be similar to the men’s log rolling but maybe for a shorter distance. And we intend to have a crosscut event too. We will team up a young feller with a man on the pulp toss and crosscut. We want kids and adults to spend more time together so we are having Mom or Dad participate here.





Superintendent Carrie Ritchie - (207) 738-2123

Register: 1:30pm on Saturday, September 3rd; Event begins at 2:00pm


The Ironwoman Triathlon includes:

  • “Ladies’ Mop Chuck"

  • “Ladies’ Skillet Throw”

  • "Ladies' Toilet Seat Toss"

  • “Ladies’ Seed Spitting Contest”

The Ironwoman Triathlon includes: “Ladies’ Mop Chuck,” “Ladies’ Skillet Throw”, "Toilet Seat Toss" and the “Ladies’ Seed Spitting Contest.” All events are in the pulling arena or derby area on Saturday at 2 pm. Come cheer on the triathletes! Contestants must be 16
years of age or older or have parents approval. 


Ribbons for winners.


"It is a seed spitting, mop chucking - good ol' time"

    -- The Springfield Fair

Womens Triathlon

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 June and are excited to invite you to the 173rd Springfield Fair!

Our roots run deep.

Contact Info

+1 207-290-0760


Street Address: 
91 Park Street
Springfield, Maine 04487

Mailing Address: 
Springfield Fair Assoc., Inc.
PO Box 342

Lee, Maine 04455

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