Unique Events For The 167th Springfield Fair!
Military Day September 1, 2018
Saturday, Sept. 1st, will be a special day for many reasons. But the most important is that we are able to honor our veterans and current military with special pricing - no charge! Any military personnel with either a current ID or DD Form 214 will be admitted free of charge on this night.THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. The Springfield Fair is excited to welcome our military, past and present, to the Springfield Fairgrounds. 168 years of outstanding family entertainment. Police Recognition Day Sunday, September 2, 2018 Any U.S. law enforcement officer showing their badge at the gate will be admitted free of charge today only – Thank you for all you do! Admission prices for all others is $8 ages 5-17 and $10 ages 18 and older. $3 coupons for kids 5-17 For any child paying the gate fee (ages 5-17) they will receive a $3 coupon.The coupon can be redeemed towards: pony rides, horse and wagon rides, a horseback or one of our new kids meals - only $5.00 with the coupon and only at the roadside concession. Horse & Wagon Rides We are fortunate again to have John & Linda Boyce bring their team of horses and wagon offering rides for a small fee. This relaxing ride will take you back in time. So bring the kids or grandkids - climb aboard and smell the fresh country air. (Remember ages 5-17 - Kids, use your coupon here). Kassandra Foster, of Bog Brook Farm in Hersey, will be offering pony rides at this years’s fair. She will be charging a reasonable fee and providing some new and exciting entertainment for the little ones. Thank you Kassandra for wanting to join the fun over Labor Day weekend. We are thrilled to have you and your ponies with us. (Remember - you can use your $3 coupon here (ages 5-17).
Hypnotist - Michael Blaine World renowned hypnotist - Michael Blaine will be performing three big shows for us over Labor Day weekend. With audience participation being important, we ask that 15-20 volunteers give it a try. It’ll be fun. No one will laugh at you - honest (wink wink). Actually, it is good, honest fun. Michael Blaine performs across the country and we are tickled pink to have him in Springfield this year. You will absolutely wet your pants laughing (Depends sold separately) and have the best time of the year. His shows are Saturday at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - all on our main stage (Moores Family Stage). With different folks participating in every show, one will be very different from the others. Spend two days at the fair. We’ve got some great entertainment booked and ready for you.
Find him on Facebook! HERE
KIDS 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 Sunday, September 2nd, we will be holding our annual Kid’s Woodsman’s Day at 9:00 a.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’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.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
Sheep Shearing We are tickled to death to have Edie Krishner, from Stockton Springs, be with us on Sunday, September 2nd. Edie will be set up in our barns area for a 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. exhibition. She will shear a few critters that we supply for her. And also, she is willing to shear some animals for our other sheep exhibitors for a small fee.This promises to be informative and fun to watch and new to the ole fayuh. Edie also trim feet and will offer that service too --- sheeps feet. So,as you enjoy the many offerings of the fair, be sure to wander over to the barn area and check out our new sheep whisperer.(Remember all goats and sheep must have scrappie tags!)
Children’s Pedal Tractor Race
The race is 12:30,Sunday, Sept . 2nd (pulling arena). No eliminator this year.There will be three age groups: 3-5, 6-8, 9-10.This is a timed event.The fastest to pedal 50 wins! Professional Wrestling Which of these 3 would win a steel cage death match? Will they be wrestling this year? Only those who come to the fair on Sunday, Sept. 2nd for the 1:00 p.m. show will know for sure. (Hint - none of these 3 will be wrestling.) Professional wrestling returns to Springfield. NAWA provides some of the more enjoyable wrestling entertainment in the Northeast. Will Dick & Marge Worster revive their professional wrestling tag team duo?Come and see for yourself.
2018 sees the return of local favorite - Hazel Oliver - to the pavilion. Rug braiding is another skill that, once common place, is slowly being lost.Take a few minutes to watch her at her craft. Bonzai Trees & More For the 2nd year in a row, Christine & Doug Currier will provide a vastarray of homemade artistry. Christine, like many of our “crafters & artisans”, has a multitude of abilities - not the least of which is making Doug behave... well... sometimes...
Wood Turning We are tickled to have master wood turner, Kim McNally, back with us in 2018. Kim will have her equipment set up for wood turning in the pavilion on both Saturday and Sunday. She is a member of UTWAC (Up There Wood Turners of Aroostook County). Kim will have many handmade items available for sale. Come on over to the pavilions - say “hi”- and pick up a gift for some special occasion.
Remember to Beautify Your Junker for the Demo Derby! When preparing your car for this year’s derby, you may want to pay special attention to the paint job. The best paint job at the derby will win fancy ribbons to commemorate the artwork! You have a chance to win trophies and prize money if you are successful, mechanically, but you also have a “second chance” to win something if your car has the most interesting, creative and fun paint job. Cars will be judged as they enter the first heat to show them off before the mud, scratches, dings and dents take over. Please keep all design work appropriate to a family fair.
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