Friday, 21 September 2018 18:43

42nd annual Common Ground Fair underway in Unity

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UNITY - The 42nd annual Common Ground Country Fair kicked off on Friday and runs through Sunday in Unity, and even with the rain is expected to draw around 60,000 people from all over the region.

The fair is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and features organically grown foods, classes about working a farm, activities for children and of course, hayrides.

“It's very Maine,” said Austin Lane, a Florida resident who recently moved to Bangor. “My family is from Maine. Being able to see the culture here is quite an experience, definitely.”

The fair gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

There is a travel advisory for those heading to the fair using Route 202 north in China. The Department of Transportation is replacing a culvert on Route 202, near the intersection of Route 32, which means that section of road is down to one lane with alternating traffic managed by a signal.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, ...