The fair season rolls on in Maine with the Houlton Fair on July 2nd–4th. The first Houlton Fair was held in 1847, and the fair was granted state fair recognition by the Maine Department of Agriculture in the 1980s. The Houlton Fair has become a community tradition and is held every year on the Fourth of July weekend.
Information on events and admission
Tickets to the fair are available at the gates and are $10 per person, with free admission for kids five and under. The fairgrounds are next to the Houlton middle/high school and can be accessed from Randall Avenue. The Houlton Fair will feature daily livestock exhibits and an exhibition hall where you can check out the creativity of the local community members in various categories like cooking, fine art, agricultural projects, knitting, crocheting, and quilts, to name a few.
Saturday, July 2nd
The gates to the fair open at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday will be a busy day filled with events and activities. Saturday will have a hula hoop contest, an alpaca show, antique tractor pulls, cornhole tournament, cupcake decorating contest, egg toss, Moxie chugging contest, and a kids ninja course, just to name a few of the activities that will be going on Saturday.
Sunday, July 3rd
The gates will open on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. It will be another jam-packed day of fun at the Houlton Fair. Among the many events and activities taking place on Sunday, there will be a three-legged race, egg toss, oxen demo, skillet toss, and the demolition derby.
Monday, July 4th
The gates will be open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. The vehicles participating in the mud run will be one of the fun activities going on Monday. The fair will end with a fireworks display at 9:20 p.m.