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 The 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!
State Of Maine Two-Crusted Blueberry Pie Contest
Judging Guidelines: All pies must contain only blueberries. Pies made from a combination of fruits will be disqualified from judging (such pies will also be disqualified at the state level). 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).
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; and 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, August 31st, in the Pavilion.
Winners receive ribbons and qualifications for the state championship pie contest
held in January.
First — $40.00 Second — $25.00 Third — $10.00
Apple Pie Contest
Saturday, August 31st, entrants are invited to submit their entirely homemade,
2-crust pie (no mixes or ready-made crust).
Rules: 1. Must be a 2-crust pie.
2. Recipe must accompany pie.
3. Pie judged on appearance, taste, and preparation/recipe.
4. Disposable pie plate required.
5. After judging, pies will be sold by individual pieces to benefit
a local class trip.
Registration: Saturday, August 31st at 9:00am-11:00am in the Pavilion.
Judging: Approximately 2:30 pm on Saturday, Sept. 1st in the Pavilion.
First - $40.00 Second - $25.00 Third - 10.00
Pies will be judged on individual merit and not in comparison with other pies, and ribbons will be awarded.
Whoopie Pie Contest
Saturday, August 31st, 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 a local senior class trip.
Registration: Any time before 9:00am-11:00am Saturday, August 31st, in the Pavilion.
Judging: Approximately 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 31st, in the Pavilion.
First - $40.00 Second - $25.00 Third - $10.00
"After the judging, all of our wonderful and tasty goodies are sold... You can taste 1st place award winning baked goods and proceeds go to Springfield United Church of Christ!"
-- The Springfield Fair
"Crash, Smash, Oops Did it Break? Oh Well..."
-- The Springfield Fair
Saturday, August 31st at 7:00p.m.
Superintendent of Derby - Tim Worster (207) 290-0975
The Springfield Fair Demolition Derby will be held Saturday August 31st, at 7:00
p.m. in front of the Grandstand. Registration for the derby is at 4:00 p.m. (north
end of pavilion). The Demolition Derby will be run in heats with winners advancing
to the big purse round. Total purse is $1000. Complete rules and regulations
and other details are printed on the entry forms, which are available at many local
businesses. Or you may call Tim Worster at 290-0975 to have your questions
answered or to request an application. Applications are also available at some
local businesses and below on the red PDF ICON. All participants are required
to sign a release/waiver form as part of the registration process (this can be done day of show).
Kid’s Woodsman’s Day Saturday, August 31st
Superintendent - Steve Doane 290-2813
Register 10:00am Saturday, August 31st - Event Starts 12:00pm
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......
On Saturday, August 31st, we will be holding our annual Kid’s Woodsman’s Day at 12:00 p.m. at south end of the stage area. (If someone can come up with a better name, I am all ears... plus a decent sized stomach).
This year we will have 3 events for rug rats (and parents) 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 are 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. Only at the Springfield Fair. A good time, all day everyday. We want kids and adults to spend more time together so we are having Mom or Dad participate here.
Ribbons for winners. 1st - $25.00, 2nd - $15.00, 3rd - $10.00
"Come try your hand at the Springfield Fair's Kids Woodsman's Day! It's a pile of fun!"