Thursday, 09 August 2018 19:09

The Skowhegan State Fair celebrates 200 years Featured

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SKOWHEGAN - The Skowhegan State Fair has been providing entertainment for 200 years. The nation's longest consecutive running agricultural fair kicked off on Thursday, and has something for just about anyone. 

 "This fair has had a lot of good people throughout the years, and we continue to maintain it and keep it going and provide entertainment to the public," said the fair's Advertising Manager Denny Morin.

 

The 10-day event will offer a demolition derby, truck pulls, thrill shows and livestock competitions. Plenty of rides and food vendors will be there too.

 

"I love the fair food, I just can't get by the fair food," said Morin.

 

The fair moved to its current location in 1856, and took on the official name of Skowhegan State Fair in 1942. Parking for the fair is four dollars, and anyone 10 or under gets in for free. It'll be going on until Saturday, August 18.

 

Alex Bobbyn

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