Springtime in Maine – 20 and windy. Mud season is fast approaching and with that – black flies, a few days of warm weather, leaves turning color and then Christmas. Oops …. Forgot the Springfield Fayuh.
In case you haven’t heard, our little fair has booked a not so little country music legend… icon…. Outlaw to perform at our humble fairgrounds. On July 15, 2017 we will welcome David Allan Coe to Springfield. And we have two very special guests who will be opening the show. The gates will open at 5:00 pm and Ted and the Boys will open this big night of country music at 6:00 pm. (Ted Bither and “the boys” are from the Linneus area.) Following Ted is Travis James Humphrey (who hails from Houlton) who will take to the stage at 7:00 pm. Then, at 8:00 pm, our iconic headliner – David Allan Coe – will appear on the Moores Family Stage at the Springfield Fairgrounds in Springfield, Maine.
Since announcing this show a month ago, we have had thousands (really…. thousands…. literally) of die hard David Allan Coe fans, from across the country, contact us to ask if this is really, truly going to happen in Springfield, Maine. We have assured them that, yes he will be performing for all of us rural folk way up here in the middle of God’s Country. Not in Springfield, MO and surely not in Springfield, Mass. Let it sink in ….. David Allan Coe at the Springfield Fairgrounds on Saturday night July 15, 2017. Circle the date on your calendar. Set your watch. Tell the ole lady yer takin’ ‘er on a date. It’ll be better than yer wedding night! If the excitement of this night doesn’t last longer than four hours – call your doctor. Waterfront Concerts have nothing on the Springfield Fair! Heh Heh Heh
For the news you’ve all been waiting for – online ticket sales will be available on April 3rd. Go to www.thespringfieldfair.com. Tickets are $20 each. There will be a $5 shipping & handling fee. Your tickets will be mailed out within the next 3-4 weeks. Lost tickets cannot be replaced. For anyone purchasing their tickets online you will also receive a coupon for a reduced price meal at our roadside concession (good for 7/15/17 only).
For anyone wanting to purchase tickets locally, they are also available at the following locations:
Pat’s Pizza in Lincoln
Raymond’s Variety & Diner in Lee
Smith’s Store in Springfield
Knight’s Thriftway in Danforth
Bell’s IGA in Orono and Calais
Patten Drug in Patten
Maryanne’s Market in Medway
Aroostook Milling in Houlton and Presque Isle
Pangburn’s Save-A-Lot in Millinocket
On grounds parking will be $5 per car and motorcycles $2 each. But, parking and camping will be free in our parking field, adjacent to the fairgrounds. Come early and have dinner. Bring a lawn chair. No coolers allowed inside the fairgrounds. We are hoping to have beer sales in the pavilion (we just need to deal with the “red tape” garbage for licensing). When we confirm this you will be the first to know.
If the early “buzz” means anything we may have a big crowd, so come early, be patient and enjoy yourselves. We are working hard to provide a great and safe night of entertainment not seen in “the big city” since the Marshal Tucker Band performed 10-11 years ago.
Contact us through Facebook or our website for updates and more David Allan Coe information.
Oh yea. I kinda forgot about the fair update. Our 167th Springfield Fair is upcoming and we are looking for some help. We want to fill our pavilion with truly agricultural type exhibitors. So if you or anyone you know can spin, weave, crochet, quilt, sheer sheep, do wood carvings, build a cedar stripper canoe, make musical instruments, shoe a horse etc., etc., etc. – please call me (Kirk) at 738-2888.
We also pay big money for 6-8 baking contests. They will be spread out over three days this year and not all confined to Sunday only. We need tons of exhibitors for our exhibit hall. And something new this year – a seed swap. The lovely and talented Pamela Uva, exhibit halls superintendent, will be organizing seed swapping. Details will be in our program book available in early August. We have booked two other big shows for fair weekend. But you’ll have to read my next update for details.
In closing, David Allan Coe in Springfield July 15th. Block out the entire weekend. Come camp for free and have an absolute blast! This concert is being brought to you in part by Pat’s Pizza & Billeen’s Video. Stop by Pat’s, have a pizza and thank Lynette for supporting our efforts to bring a country music icon to Springfield. Also brought to you by CWA & Lake St. Real Estate – “For all of your real estate needs”.