• Kirk Ritchie

Demo Derby Purse Doubled, Horse Show is Growing!

View the 2021 fair schedule here. Me again! I have been told that reading my updates is much like reading the label on a can of green beans – I’m hoping it’s at least a name brand can of beans … Personally, I prefer to think that I have the perfect mix of content, humor and brevity to be a good read in the bathroom. Either way – I hope you continue to read and support the fayuh.

Read carefully and take notes. We’ve got a lot to cover. We hope to build up our riding horse show and have strong interest and participation again. Taking off last year, because of covid, created a mess for us and all small, seasonal businesses. If we are able to have strong participation this year, we will completely rebuild our riding arena for 2022. So, if you have a horse and raider in your family/neighborhood/town, please be sure to lug ‘em to Springfield on Sept. 4th. We have a wonderful show, focusing on education, safety and fun. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the show starts at 9:00 am.

Not done yet. Please sharpen your pencil. Sit down and continue to take notes. No spit balls – please.

Next up – we recently were given a new $1000 sponsorship to be applied towards our demolition derby. Dustin Gordon, owner of Up In Smoke Auto Recycling, insisted (politely) that we have a “decent prize money” offered for the derby. Bam – well done lad! We are grateful to you and all of our wonderful sponsors. Without you we would be no more impressive than Fryeburg Fair … s’pose that’ll irritate someone in Southern Maine? Anyways, we now will have a $2000 purse for the demolition derby. Plus, Dustin has cars available – cheap – for anyone wanting to drive in the derby. Call him at 403-0501. If you aren’t willing or able to drive in the derby, come and watch. It’s at 7:00 pm Friday Sept. 3rd.

Gettin’ there … about halfway through. Take a quick bathroom break and hurry back. Don’t forget to take my article with you.

We want stuff for our exhibition hall (underneath the grandstand). Be proud of your handy work. We are hoping to fill the hall with impressive items, from needlework, quilts, photography, farm displays to just about everything this side of dirty socks. Be involved. Take part in a 171 year old tradition. Your help makes us better. Items can be entered Monday-Thursday before the fair. No entrants on Friday the 3rd as we do the judging then.

It’s getting late. Ought to be okay to mix up a drink or crack a can of beer while you read (study) the last part.

We also have a great, little car show at the fair. It’s a relaxed atmosphere with dozens of beautiful, old cars and trucks. Bring the families treasured auto and proudly display it. Seeing a shiny 1957 Corvette or a rusty 1967 Chevy pickup is fun. They bring back memories and take us to a better place, in time, if for only a few minutes. The show goes from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday. Tim will get you registered. Oooh.. he is retiring after this year’s fair. So, we are actively looking for a new coordinator for our car show. If you or anyone you know is interested and qualified, please call Kirk at 738-2888 or John at 738-4134. We’d like to speak with you.

Covid. We have an outdoor event primarily. We will hold the fair on Friday, Sept. 3rd 5-10pm and Saturday Sept. 4th from 8am-8±pm. If you are concerned, when entering either the exhibit hall or pavilion, please feel free to wear a mask. We will not be “policing” as to whether or not folks wear a mask. We want everyone to be comfortable and safe! CDC mandates seem to change with the wind. Without getting political – our government’s handling (all levels) of this has been disappointing, to say the least. Maine has one of the highest percentages of vaccinated folks, so we are looking to hold a fun, safe Springfield Fair on Sept. 3 & 4.

Finally, please take a moment to read through our list of generous sponsors. They make the fair possible. Remember – everyone needs to BUY LOCAL. Spending money in our area supports many jobs and businesses. By purchasing your goods and services here – you are supporting your neighbors.


Access Auto & Lincoln Power sports

Affordable Plumbing

Bangor Savings Bank

Berg Activewear

Bloomer, Russell & Beaupain

Carl’s Auto Parts

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

FA Peabody Company

Gateway Title


HC Haynes, Inc.

Hogan Tire

Houghton Cedar Products

Ireland’s Rubbish Service

Lee Motors

Leisure Living Lands

Lincoln News

Libby, Dr. Durwin

Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union

Machias Savings Bank

Madden, S.F. Inc.

Oakhurst Dairy

Pat’s Pizza

Pelletier Ford

Raymond’s Variety & Diner

Ritchie, Loren & Liz

Sleeping Bear Campground

Stanley, Steve & Lorraine

State Farm Insurance

Steaks N Stuff

Thompson Trucking, Inc.

Timberland Trucking

Town of Lincoln

United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine

Up In Smoke Auto Recycling – Dustin Gordon

Varney Agency

Ware’s Outdoor Power Equipment & Husqvarna

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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 171st Springfield Fair!

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91 Park Street

Springfield, Maine 04487

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Springfield Fair Assoc., Inc.
PO Box 342

Lee, Maine 04455

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