The 10-day Skowhegan State Fair begins August 10th and will run through August 19th.

The oldest consecutively running agricultural fair in the entire country. Through thick and thin. World Wars, The Great Depression.  At least one pandemic. Since 1818.

Before we get to the food and fun, how about that stunning fact.  The Skowhegan State Fair is 205 years old this year. And, that makes it the nation’s oldest consecutively running agricultural fair.

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I don’t know if you could get a turkey leg, or a corn dog, or an elephant’s ear or a doughboy back in 1818. But I bet you can now.  Actually,  August 10th.

The grounds, on Constitution Avenue in Skowhegan, open at 7 a.m., the midway gets underway at 1 p.m. and the buildings are open daily from Noon until 10 p.m.

What is a fair without Midway rides, and live music every day, and all the agricultural exhibits and competitions. All events with times and costs are coming soon.

Get the dates on your calendar and celebrate in Skowhegan.

Anyone else getting hungry again?  Always room for some cotton candy. See ya in August.

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