There will be many new offerings and events at this year’s Union Fair, which is Saturday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 27.
New demonstrations in the Exhibition Hall will include fingerprinting for child identification Saturday and Sunday. Aug. 20-21, as well as Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27. There will be a knitting demonstration by Nancy Huus at 2-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22.
On Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be swing dancing, and Bob Hardina will offer demonstrations on constructing interior storm windows 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, will be for gardeners. Neil Lash will speak about heirloom seeds from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 4 p.m., Master Gardener John Fromer will speak on home gardening.
Thursday will begin with bread-making demonstrations with Borealis Bread from 1 to 3 p.m. and scrapbooking with Shaine Pease at 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26, is all about mushrooms in the Exhibition Hall. At 1 p.m., David Sphar will discuss edible and medicinal mushrooms, at 3 p.m. Oyster Creek Mushroom will speak about growing mushrooms in Maine, and at 5 p.m., Greg Marley will speak about “Maine’s Seven Sumptuous Edible Mushrooms.” All week long representatives of Robbins Lumber will be in the Exhibition Hall.
New happenings are not limited to the Exhibition Hall. This year there will be new events at Sherman Park in the heart of the Union Fairgrounds. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, there will be a talent show. On Thursday, Aug. 25, a fashion show is planned. On Friday, Aug. 26, enjoy music by Jarod Alley. All events in Sherman Park begin at 2 p.m.
All new events, demonstrations and entertainment are included with admission to the Union Fair.