This is one of The best fairs I’ve ever attended. The variety and talent of craftspeople, the quality of the education sessions, the fun of the livestock, and of course the delicious food, make the Common Ground Fair a memorable experience every year. I, of course, also love the MUSIC and dancing…if I’m not in the booth….follow the music, I’ll have my guitar and fiddle with me!
The Common Ground Fair is an opportunity to reward Maine’s artists and entrepreneurs for following their heart and trying to make a living doing what they love! It’s also time to reward yourself by bringing beautiful objects into your home, trying a new food–or learn about a new skill such as spinning, mushroom foraging or bee keeping! It’s a time to have an adventure for the senses, take a moment to watch and hear the kids giggling as they slide down the hill on their cardboard sleds, touch the gorgeous fleece and felt products, cheer for the parade, see the beautiful jewelry and paintings and taste something sweet or spicy.
The best way to enjoy the fair is to get a program paper in advance or visit the MOFGA website to review all the events. The website allows you to bookmark your favorite events or sync them to your phone. Be sure to also “schedule” some free time to wander…and warning, you may want to go more than one day once you see all the offerings!
When you get tired of walking, stop by the Geoffrey Warner Studio booth located in the Maine Marketplace tent. We’ll have our selection of Owl Stools to help you relax your feet and your back. And yes, similar to the other vendors, we will offer some show specials! You can also order at the show and have the product shipped — a great way to hide the holiday gift for your special someone!
Hope to see you this weekend!
Geoff, Iana & the Owl Team!