The Harmony Patriarchs Club Presents
the 72nd Annual Harmony Free Fair - 2019
Welcome to the 72nd Harmony Free Fair, which is, as always, brought to you by the Harmony Patriarchs Club. The club started planning this year’s fair almost as soon as last year’s got over. Attending the fair you will see many more demonstrations on the fairgrounds; including blacksmithing, woodcarving, beekeeping, Border Collie demonstrations, and many others.
Kavanaugh Amusements will be providing our midway again this year with no increase in their ride tickets or bracelet prices. The fireworks on Sunday night will be the biggest show that the fair has ever had. Also on Sunday will be a kid’s day with tons of games and contests that the kids can participate in. The animal barns will be full of a variety of different livestock, and also new this year is our own reptile house (catch him before he leaves Sunday night).
Don’t forget to visit and submit your entries to the exhibit hall, and make sure to visit the fiber building, where you will see folks spinning their fiber from many animals that are there on site.
There will be a large variety of entertainment on the stages. This year includes some new entertainers, such as Dakota, Fire & Ice and many more. Some old favorites, like the Friday Night Jammers, Honkytonkers, and Elvis, will be making appearances as well.
Livestock events include our famous Horse Show, Oxen & Horse farmers pull, and Youth Livestock show. NEW this year open cattle pull (these gentle giants can weigh anywhere from 1600 lbs. up to over 5000 lbs.) on the pull track Saturday.
Our pig scramble will be back and also the Frog jumping contest (BYOF).
Truck pull - yes, demolition derby - absolutely, antique tractor games - of course, and the Doodlebug pull – can’t wait!
We have bought 10 more tables so people can sit down and enjoy our delicious fair food, and we also have a new set of bleachers that will go in the tent with the 2nd stage. On Monday, 30 lucky kids will go home with a new bike and over 40 prizes will be given away during our prize ticket drawing.
As always there is no gate fee and plenty of free parking.
This past year we have given back to the community by making a large donation to the recreation committee to drill a well to help bring water to the park. We have paid out scholarships to Harmony kids going on to college and continue to help support the Harmony Cares food pantry.
We are an all-volunteer group and are always looking for new members that will bring some fresh ideas and energy to the fair. If you are new to the area, this is a great way to meet your neighbors and give back to the community. If you have an interest in agriculture, music, or mechanical events we would love to see you at our meetings and help us showcase the 72nd HARMONY FREE FAIR and help us plan for the big 73.
SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!
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- The Harmony Patriarchs Club
Presents the 69 Annual
Harmony Free Fair - 2016
Welcome to the 69 Harmony Free Fair! The Harmony Patriarchs Club has been busy over the past year
planning and putting together what will be the best fair ever for this year. As always we listen to
comments and suggestions made during and after the fair. Last year we heard you loud and clear that we
need shade over the bleachers that surround the main stage. We put this at the top of our list for
improvements and there will be shade over all of those bleachers this year.
We also heard “Where is the horse show that you always had on Labor Day?” Well the answer is it’s
back bigger and better with over $1,000.00 being awarded. See it Monday after the parade.
This year’s entertainment will be fantastic with some new groups and some old favorites. Sadly, this past
year the Harmony Free Fair lost one of its most beloved entertainers, Mr. Bob Elston. Please join us
Saturday when we will be presenting a plaque to his wife for the many years he played at our fair.
Kavanaugh Amusements will be providing the midway again and are bring plenty of rides to fill the
midway - some of which have not been here before. Look for more vendors this year.
This year we will be giving away THIRTY bikes on Monday afternoon - that’s 10 more than last year.
You must be present to win. We had lots of happy kids last year.
This is the 25 year of the pie auction and this one will have some special surprises. Huge thanks to Rosie
and Glen Carlow for doing this over the years.
We will be adding more agricultural demonstrations this year. They were very popular last year and once
again we will be awarding $100 to what we feel is the best one. Each presentation should be about 30
minutes long and can be anything from a lecture to a demonstration to a field trip around the fairgrounds.
Please contact us to set up a time for you.
For the 5 year we have had our fair poster designed by running a contest at our local school and it’s a
beauty this year. We will also be selling our one-of-a-kind t-shirts at the prize ticket booth during the fair.
While you’re there, remember to buy your prize tickets for the grand prize drawing. You do not need to
be present to win.
Please look through our fair book to find the events that you can’t miss, be it the truck pull, demolition
derby, pig scramble, fireworks, quarter scale tractor pull, or livestock shows and the list goes on and on.
We continue to support our community through scholarships, awards, and special events like fishing day
for the kids. Don’t forget to get three of your buddies together and sign up for our 2 annual volleyball
tournament. The fair will make a donation of $200 to the charity of the winning team’s choosing.
Projects that we would like to do in the future are combining the Patriarchs Club’s food booths and
- adding a covered area where people could sit, eat and visit. We would also like to finish the inside of the
fiber arts building, and add a new food booth by the demo derby area. Also on our wish list is adding
lights to the livestock arena for night events and other general improvements to the fairgrounds. All of
this will take time and money.
As it has always been, our fair will remain Maine’s only free agricultural fair with no gate fee and free
parking. This is made possible by the large amount of volunteers in the community. I want to thank
members of the Fire Department, Ambulance, Community Center and the other people in the community
that give up their time to volunteer to work a few hours during the fair and in the weeks that lead up to it.
Some Patriarchs Club members this year have given up a weekend to go to a food safety seminar.
Another member has spent this winter putting together a safety plan for our fairgrounds.
Please remember we consider our fair a family event. No alcoholic beverages are permitted and smoking
is prohibited. Anyone that is disorderly will be asked to leave. We love all our four-legged friends but
our midway is not the place for them unless they are service animals, so please leave your pets at home.
They will probably be happier staying away from the crowd.
If you would like to learn more about the Patriarchs Club and the Harmony Free Fair, please ask anyone
wearing an orange Patriarchs Club shirt at the fair, call one of the numbers in this book, or check out our
SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!