Exhibit Halls

The Best In Class

The Sprinfield Fair Asociaton is a member of the Maine Asscoiation o agriculturl fairs
Explore our permanent collection of historical artifacts from years gone by! Independent Agricultural entrees will be on display throughout the fairgrounds.
The Springfield Fair Association's agricultural collection may be seen by appointment & over Labor Day Weekend during the fair.
Entrees & Exhibition may be entered at the fairgrounds the week leading up to the Sept. 5th Fair. All entrees must be entered by 9am, Sept. 5th.

"All artisans, growers, crafters, bakers and others are encouraged to enter their productions into the exhibition halls!"

    -- The Springfield Fair


The Springfield Fair host two exhibition halls! One under the Grandstand and another known as the Pavilion. These buildings are packed with artisans, crafters, auxiliary clubs, and civic organizations. We are dedicated to providing this space for years to come as we are proud of the produce, products, and crafts that are local economy creates creatively! Our halls have many categories are our judges have prize money and ribbons for the best in show! 



Items may be entered into the halls the week leading up to the fair.



Please Note: If Exhibit Hall entries are not deemed “up to quality” by the judges, they may be judged down a premium category (Ex. blue to red ribbon).

Class #                                             Premiums

1. Afghans - All types                     10.00 8.00 6.00
2. Baby sets - All types                    4.00 3.00 2.00
2a. Bibs                                            4.00 3.00 2.00
3. Candlewicking - All types            4.00 3.00 2.00
4. Canned goods - All types            5.00 4.00 3.00
5. Centerpieces                                4.00 3.00 2.00
6. Ceramics
Ceramic display (6 or more pieces) 8.00 6.00 4.00
All others                                           3.50 3.00 2.00
7. Chair pads - All types                    3.00 2.00 1.50
8. Christmas craft - All types             4.00 3.00 2.00
8a Christmas ornaments                   3.00 2.00 1.50
9. Collections                                    6.00 4.00 3.00
10. Cooked foods - All types            5.00 4.00 3.00
11. Crewel                                         4.00 3.00 2.00
12. Decorated cakes                         6.00 5.00 4.00
13. Dolls - All types                            5.00 4.00 3.00
13.a Doll blankets                              4.00 3.00 2.00
14. Doilies - All types                         4.00 3.00 2.00
15. Dried flower arrangements           5.00 4.00 3.00
All types
16. Flowers and plants—amateur exhibit  5.00 4.00 3.00
All varieties exhibited
17. Gloves                                          3.00 2.00 1.50
18. Handkerchiefs                              3.00 2.00 1.50
19. Hats                                              3.00 2.00 1.50
20. Holders                                        2.50 2.00 1.50
21. Knitting bag                                 3.50 3.00 2.00
22. Macrame                                      4.00 3.50 3.00
23. Mittens                                          3.00 2.00 1.50
24. Needlepoint                                  3.00 2.00 1.50
25. Novelties                                       2.00 1.50 1.00
26. Paintings
A. Oil painting (free hand)                   5.00 4.00 3.00
B. Oil painting (numbered)                  4.00 3.00 2.00
C. Ball point art                                    5.00 4.00 3.00
D. Watercolor                                       5.00 4.00 3.00
E. Crayon or chalk drawing                 5.00 4.00 3.00
F. Charcoal                                          5.00 4.00 3.00
G. Pen & ink                                         5.00 4.00 3.00
H. Acrylic                                             5.00 4.00 3.00
I. Acrylic (numbered)                           4.00 3.00 2.00
J. Woodburning                                    4.00 3.00 2.00
K. Pencil                                                4.00 3.00 2.00
L. Craypas                                             4.00 3.00 2.00
27. Photography
Best collection of black & white photos 7.00 6.00 5.00
Best collection of color photos               7.00 6.00 5.00
28. Picture frames                                  3.00 3.00 2.00
29. Pillows                                              3.00 2.00 1.50
30. Pillowslips and sheets                      3.00 2.00 1.50
31. Plastic canvas                                  3.00 2.00 1.50
32. Pocketbook                                      3.50 3.00 2.00
33. Quilts
A. Hand quilted                                   15.00 10.00 6.00
B. Tacked                                            15.00 10.00 6.00
C. Machine quilting                              15.00 10.00 6.00
34. Rugs—braided and hooked          10.00 8.00 6.00


"We invest in our local community and provide opportunities for our young generations to live close to the land while developing strong values!"

    -- The Springfield Fair


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Registration: The week leading up to the fair
Superintendent: Pamela Uva 403-3016

Additional categories may be added at the superintendent’s discretion. Entrance requirements may also be amended by hall superintendent at their discretion.


4-H Exhibit Classes

Candle making - any candle made by a member that displays appropriate skills for level exhibited.

Foods and Nutrition
Beginner - 3 drop cookies (any recipe)
Intermediate - 1 loaf quick bread (any recipe)
Advanced - 1 loaf yeast bread (any recipe)

Food Preservation - Preserves made during exhibit year, including (but not limited to) fruit, berries, jams, jellies, vegetables or pickles.
Beginner - 2 jars, any type
Intermediate - 4 jars, any type
Advanced - 6 jars, any type

Garden - any type of vegetable, raised by a member, displayed on a paper plate, in lots of 5.

Health - Poster and/or display promoting good health.

4-H Individual Project 

Any article or display that is not listed in these classes, but showing appropriate skills for the level exhibited.

Knitting - Any article, made by a member, displaying appropriate skills for the level exhibited.

Natural Dried Plant Craft - Any article, made by a member, displaying appropriate skills
for the level exhibited.

Natural Resources - Includes forestry, geology, wildlife, plant life, soils, air, water, wildflowers.
Collections for beginner level only. Displays for all others.

Needlework - Candlewicking, crewel, cross-stitch, embroidery.

Outdoor Plants - Cut flowers or flowers in a pot.

Photography - All photos must be mounted for display. Color and/or black and white photos are accepted.
Beginner - 6 photos, any subject.
Intermediate - 12 photos, any subject.
Advanced - Total of 20 photos; including one photo story of 6 pictures; 2 action shots; 2 still-life pictures; 2 pictures related to a community project; 2 close-up
pictures; 3 indoor shots; 3 outdoor shots.

Plastic Canvas - Any article, made by the member, displaying appropriate skills for the level exhibited.

Quilting - Any article, made by a member, displaying appropriate skills for the level exhibited.

Wildflowers - Any display or article using wildflowers, that displays appropriate skills for the level exhibited.

Woodworking - Any article, made by a member, displaying appropriate skills for the level exhibited.


4-H Demonstrations
Any 4-H member in Maine may present a demonstration or illustrated talk in our 4-H Day Demonstration, provided she/he has registered with the Superintendent of Exhibitions by Aug. 31st. Registration forms may be obtained by calling the Penobscot County Cooperative Extension Office.


4-H Day Demonstrations will take place on Saturday, September 5th.

4-H Exhibits Rules & Regulations

1. Entries are open to boys and girls in Maine who display an approved 4-H project or activity.
2. Entries must be current 4-H projects. Ribbons and premiums will be awarded to worthy exhibits on the basis of individual merit.
3. Each entry must be plainly marked with a 4-H entry tag, obtained from the Superintendent of Exhibits.
4. All exhibits must be delivered to the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 29th, from 11-5, Wednesday, Aug. 30th, from 12-6 p.m. or Thursday, Aug. 31st, from noon to 5 p.m.
5. All exhibits must be removed from the Exhibition Hall on Monday from 3-5 p.m.
6. The Springfield Fair will afford the best possible care of all exhibits; however, we disclaim any liability for loss or damage to displays or the personal property of the exhibitors.
7. All premiums and ribbons are awarded only to those exhibits deemed worthy by the judges.
8. Exhibitors will not have reached their 20th birthday on January 1st of the exhibit year.
9. Entry to the Fairgrounds on 4-H Day (Sunday) will be by regular 4-H membership cards. Members must pay any additional fees to ride the carnival rides.
10. The management reserves the right to grant variances to the above regulations where extenuating circumstances warrant.
11. All premiums awarded in 4-H exhibits will be: 1st Place - $6.00; 2nd Place - $4.00; 3rd Place - $2.00. All other exhibitors will receive a participant ribbon.

"We invest in our local community and provide opportunities for our young generations to live close to the land while developing strong values!"

    -- The Springfield Fair

About Us

Established in 1850, 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 170th Springfield Fair!

Our roots run deep.

Contact Info

(207) 738-4138



Street Address: 

91 Park Street

Springfield, Maine 04487

Mailing Address: 

Springfield Fair Assoc., Inc.
PO Box 342

Lee, Maine 04455

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