The 133rd Piscataquis Valley Fair dates have been announced: Thursday, August 26 to Sunday, August 29.

Last year was a no-go as you know, so this year will have even more excitement in the air. The President of Piscataquis Valley Fair, PVF, Rusty Weymouth said

“We missed you all last year and look forward to seeing and connecting with everyone. It’s great to have the fair back”

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Think about 133 years. How different the fair might have been when a group of men held the first fair in Guilford in 1841.

The Milking Parlor was a first in the state at a fair and is currently now one of only two still existing in Maine. That’s there again this year.

Smokey’s Greater Show will run the rides as they have now for many years.

Expect all the 4-H exhibits, the Farm Horse events, Central Maine Sheep Breeders, Horse Pulling, Ox Pulling, a Flower Show, Arts & Crafts and so much more.

There is a stage show every night. And if you’re an auto fan, on Thursday on the track it’ll be Figure 8.  The original Tough Truck on Friday. It’ll be all-day pulls on Saturday. Tractors, Horses, Ox.

Sunday is Demolition Derby with 5 categories. Small cars (4 cc’s), Big cars, The Powder Puff Women’s derby, and Pro-Mod which is the event for cars that have been modified to the nth degree.

I’ve left the best for last. Food. Yes. Lots of it. Who’s kidding who, there is nothing like fair food. Not only is it calorie-free, it’s guilt-free and it’s fun. Enjoy.  It’s the Piscataquis Valley Fair.

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