Animals, races, rides and fair food! Here we come!

Maine's 167th annual Blue Ribbon Classic opens up on Sunday, September 30th, and runs through October 7, 2018.

The Fair's official website has a ton of information about the 2018 fair, and the full schedule and entertainment lineup for this year's festivities.

The Fryeburg Fair is considered to be one of the best agricultural fairs in the US, offering non-stop livestock, agriculture and farming exhibitions with over 3,000 head of large animals - cattle, horses, oxen, steers, ponies and hundreds of smaller animals - sheep, goats, hogs, poultry, rabbits, and more.

Traditional Fair highlights include horse and ox pulling, draft horse tandem hitches up to eight, calf and pig scrambles, cooking contests, flower shows, exhibition halls of crafts, handiwork, photos, art, forest and wood products; a full museum of old farm equipment and memorabilia with live demonstrations; the "Little Red Schoolhouse" built in 1835; the milking parlor, sheepdog trials, tractor pulling, 4WD pulls and pari-mutuel harness racing on the Fair's half-mile track. The Fair’s Specialty Foods Pavilion offers innovative food products made with local farm ingredients. The Expo Center features 9,000 square feet of commercial exhibits. Rides for all ages and food selections for every taste are everywhere at Fryeburg Fair.