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Historical Items

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Item 8653

Maine State Agricultural Exhibition, 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1860 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10721

Abbot Agricultural Fair

Contributed by: Abbot Historical Society Date: 1921 Location: Abbot Media: Photographic print

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Pembroke agricultural fair, 1890s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Pembroke Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.


The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.


Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

It is still an agricultural fair with livestock, horse pulling, tractor pulling, an exhibition hall for crafts and food goods.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

(More About Franklin County Agricultural Fair) U.S. Census The questions asked during the 1840 census show that the U.S.

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

… Scott Springer Blue Hill Agricultural Fair, ca. 1875Blue Hill Historical Society In the 1870’s, the grand finale of the fall Farmer’s Club…