The Common Ground Fair:
Delights every year as if for the 1st time!
Put on by Maine Organic Farmers & Growers Association.
Waiting to get in at the gate when you arrive early!
The Fiddler's Showcase, put on by Maine Fiddle Camp,
included various traditional instruments & even a clogger.
Different ages & levels perform. They must wait their turn.
Storytellers Showcase. And a tent across the way.
The Veggie Parade!
You can bring your own,
but there is a tent full of costumes made
by a woman who lives on the coast.
The Farmer's Market, a variety of stands!
Lots of vegetables, dried flowers...
Natural soaps, tonics, honey...
The scents, the sights!!
Unlike most places,
here I have healthy, delicious choices!
The handmade crafts to buy! Pottery, clothes, bags,
caps, jewelry, wooden furniture...
Anne Brooks woven woolen scarves, my favorites!
Not your traditional horse show.
Riders were putting large workhorses
through their paces.
The Fair celebrates bicycle power, wind power,
& human hula power.
One of the pleasures, walking over a half mile through
cultivated woods to get to & from the Fair.
(Though hay wagons are there for those who need a ride.)
It's pretty & artistic, yes, but it is also a place
where people of good health, good will, of cooperative spirit
and kindness come together to celebrate
traditional arts & local enterprises.