Celebrating Common Ground

Posted Sept. 25, 2010, at 1:16 a.m.
Leanne Tracy of Waterville rolls down the amphitheater hill as her sister, Olivia, gets out of the way on Friday, September 24, 2010 during the Common Ground Fair in Unity. Cardboard was also provided for children to slide down the hill.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
Leanne Tracy of Waterville rolls down the amphitheater hill as her sister, Olivia, gets out of the way on Friday, September 24, 2010 during the Common Ground Fair in Unity. Cardboard was also provided for children to slide down the hill. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
Passamaquoddy Gerald Jacobs slams a brown ash log with the back of an axe head as he demonstrates how to create ash strips for basket making on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Common Ground Fair in Unity. Jacobs' wife, Kellie, offers hand-woven ash baskets made by Gerald at a nearby table.   BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
Passamaquoddy Gerald Jacobs slams a brown ash log with the back of an axe head as he demonstrates how to create ash strips for basket making on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Common Ground Fair in Unity. Jacobs' wife, Kellie, offers hand-woven ash baskets made by Gerald at a nearby table. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
A border collie herds Indian Runner Ducks during a sheepdog demonstration at the Common Ground Fair on Friday, September 24, 2010. David Kennard of Harrisville N.H., along with five of his working dogs, sheep, goats and ducks entertained the crowd of school children and adults for an hour at the Unity fairgrounds. Kennard will be offering his demo again on Saturday and Sunday at 12 and 2 pm.    BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
A border collie herds Indian Runner Ducks during a sheepdog demonstration at the Common Ground Fair on Friday, September 24, 2010. David Kennard of Harrisville N.H., along with five of his working dogs, sheep, goats and ducks entertained the crowd of school children and adults for an hour at the Unity fairgrounds. Kennard will be offering his demo again on Saturday and Sunday at 12 and 2 pm. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
Eric Sideman, right, crop specialist with The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardners Association, lectures a crowd about cover crop selection and management at the Common Ground Fair in Unity on Friday.    BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
Eric Sideman, right, crop specialist with The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardners Association, lectures a crowd about cover crop selection and management at the Common Ground Fair in Unity on Friday. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT

The 34th annual Common Ground Country Fair once again brings together farmers, basket weavers, blacksmiths, ecologists, fiddlers and children dressed as vegetables to celebrate Maine’s rural and agricultural traditions this weekend.

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