• Kirk Ritchie

September 3rd & 4th | 171st Fair is a Go!

Updated: Aug 11

Mark your calendar for Friday, September 3rd & Saturday, September 4th as the 171st Springfield Fair roars to life in the beautiful Maine Highlands Region! We look forward to your smiling faces, great food, loud motors, and frolicking farm animals! The truck pulls will take place Saturday while the demolition derby will be Friday.

The vendors are committed and the farm animals will soon be show-ready. We would like to see more participation in the horseshow so please help us spread the word! Vendors are welcome and may apply here. View rules and regulations here. Get a Free Ice Cream Cone & Win $100! Kids aged 1-10 entering the fairgrounds they will be given a Children's Day Scorecard. Teens aged 11-18 will be given a Teen's Day Scorecard. For every kid's event that they participate in, the event superintendent initials the form. If they participate in at least six of the events for 1-10-year-olds or at least four events for 11-18-year-olds, they will receive a free ice cream and a chance to win $100. Qualifying events for ages 1-10 are: Gold Dust, Face Painting, Bubblegum Blowing, Sac Race, Woodsman's Day, Scavengenger hunt, Kids Tractor Pulls, Oreo Cookie Stacking, Hot Shot Hoops, Pinata. Qualifying events for ages 11-18 are: Woodman's Day Events, Long Range Hoops, Oreo Cookie Stacking, Football Toss for accuracy, Hot Shot Hoops, Bubblegum Blowing. $100 drawing will take place at 3:00 PM in the Pavilion.

9am-5pm Tuesday, August 31st Items may be entered in the exhibit halls

4H Items may be entered in the exhibit halls

Bring seeds & plants for the swap

9am-5pm Wednesday, September 1st Items may be entered in the exhibit halls

4H Items may be entered in the exhibit halls

Bring seeds & plants for the swap

9am-5pm Thursday, September 2nd

Items may be entered in the exhibit halls

4H Items may be entered in the exhibit halls

Bring seeds & plants for the swap

Friday, September 3rd

admission $10 per person 9am-5pm Judging in the Exhibit Halls 4:00 PM Demolition Derby, registration

5:00 PM Gates Open to the Public

Hit & Miss Motors

Vendors, Concessions, & Games Open

Barn area open, accepting entrees until 9am Saturday Morning

5pm-6pm Museums open

Penny candy in museum

Log cabin tshirts open

7:00 PM Demolition derby $2,000 PAYOUT! That is twice as much as past fairs - thanks to the generous support of Up In Smoke Auto Recycling

Saturday, September 4th

admission ages 1-5 FREE, 6-12/military/law enforcement/62+ $10 per person, ages 13-61 $13 per person

8:00 AM Gates open to the public

Concessions open, midway area Games open, midway area Horse show registration, arena

Children's day

Hit & miss motors, south grandstand

9:00 AM Antique tractor pulls, register north end of track

Register livestock, barn area

Horse show begins, arena

Horse & wagon rides

Antique & classic car show, register bandstand

Exhibit halls open

Whoopie pie contest, register at 9:15 am judging at 12:15 pm

Open pie contest, register at 9:15 am judging at 12:15 pm

Gold dust digging, all day

Museum opens, penny candy for sale! Ferrier demonstrations by Steve Akeley, pulling ring

Alpaca herd on display, barn area

Military vehicle & farm equipment display, midway area

Face painting, barn area

10:00 AM Antique car show, bandstand Antique tractor pulls, north end of track

Equine dentistry by Steve Akeley, pulling ring

Bubble gum blowing contest, pavilion

Sac race, pavilion

Pony rides, midway area

Quilting exhibit, pavilion

10:30 AM Kids woodman's day, demo derby area

pulp toss, log rolling, two-man crosscut, etc

11:00 AM Draft horse harnessing demonstration by Steve Akeley, pulling ring

11:30 AM Scavenger hunt, pavilion

Long-range hoop contest, midway area

11:45 AM Kids tractor pulls, demo derby area

for time and for distance

12:15 PM Pie judging, pavilion Whoopie pie judging, pavilion Oreo cookie stacking contest, pavilion

12:30 PM Professional Wrestling, grandstand

1:00 PM Draft horse scoot & twitch demonstration by Steve Akeley, pulling ring

Football toss for accuracy, midway area

Baseball toss for accuracy, midway area

2:00 PM Women's triathlon, demo derby area

skillet toss, mop chuck, toilet seat throw, seed spitting

Hotshot hoops competition, south side of grandstand

2:30 PM Truck pulls, register behind pavilion Pinata, pavilion

3:00 PM PRIZE DRAWING for children's day event participants (kids 1-10 years old who participated in at least six events) pavilion PRIZE DRAWING for "teens" event participants (teens 11-18 years old who participated in at least four of the six events) pavilion

4:00 PM Truck pulls, grandstand

7:00 PM GIANT GIVE-AWAY!!Must be present to win, must complete survey given at the admission counter. Live band performance, Moores Family Stage

immediately following the truck pulls, TENTATIVE

Thank you to the 2021 event sponsors!

Access Auto & Lincoln Power Sports

Affordable Plumbing

Bangor Savings Bank

Berg Activewear

Bloomer, Russel & Beaupain

Carl’s Auto Pars

Clay, Grant & Family

Coastal Auto Parts – Lincoln

Collins, Al, Penny & Tyler

Cumberland Title

CWA & Lake St. Real Estate

D&D Paving

Dead River Company

Downs, Dave & Greta

F.A. Peabody Company

Gateway Title


H.C. Haynes Inc.

Hannaford Supermarkets

Hogan Tire

Houghton Ceder Products

Ireland’s Rubbish Service

Lee Motors

Leisure Living Lands

Lincoln News

Dr. Durwin Libby

Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union

Machias Savings Bank

Madden S.F. Inc.

Oakhurst Dairy

Pat’s Pizza

Pelletier Ford

Raymond’s Variety & Diner

Ritchie, Laren & Liz

Sleeping Bear Campground

Stanley, Steve & Larraine

State Farm Insurance

Steaks ‘N Stuff

Thompson Trucking Inc.

Timberland Trucking

Town of Lincoln

United County Lifestyle Properties of Maine Up In Smoke, Auto Recycling

Varney Agency

Ware’s Outdoor Power Equipment & Husqvarna

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