June 19, 2018
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Aroostook County summer calendar

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor

Presque Isle

June 22-23: The Veterans Rock and County Jamboree, featuring Stonewall Jackson and The Royal Guardsmen and Maine bands and soloists, will take place at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds. For more information, log onto www.veterans-rock-and-country-jamboree.com.

June 23, 5 a.m.-1 p.m.: The Aroostook State Park Birding Festival will feature bird-banding demonstra-tions, walks to encounter local birds, and displays of live birds.

June 29-30: The Night of Fire and Destruction will feature motorcycle stunts by Lou “Rocket” Ray, the car-eating Megasaurus, four monster trucks, the Mopar 1 monster ride truck, and motorcycle jumper Doug Danger, at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds.

June 29-July 1: Mapleton Daze in Mapleton will offer a chicken barbeque, the Maple Meadow Farm Fes-tival, and a fireworks display.

July 5-8: Easton Field Days will be held in Easton. Scheduled events include a parade at 10 a.m., July 7. For more information, call (207) 488-6652 or log onto www.easton.me.us.

July 14: Join the Museum Crawl Tour on Molly the Trolley and visit various museums in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, and Presque Isle. For more information, call (207) 762-1151 or log onto www.pihistory.org.

July 29-Aug. 6: The 157th Northern Maine Fair & Music Festival will take place at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds. Scheduled events include The Marvelous Mutts, the Lucky Bob Show, 4-H programs, harness racing, and nightly music performances. For more information, log onto www.northernmainefairgrounds.com.

Aug. 11-12: Participants in Ride Aroostook can support the Cary Medical Center’s Camp Adventure by taking daily rides that begin at 7 a.m. at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. For more information, call (207) 498-1112 or log onto 111.ridearoostook.org.

Aug. 23-26: The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest will bring colorful balloons and their crews to the North-ern Maine Fairgrounds. Balloons will launch en masse morning and evening on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday morning; fans are invited to “chase” the balloons as they drift with the County breezes. Other scheduled events include balloon glows at dusk on Aug. 24-25 and tethered balloon rides. For more infor-mation, log onto http://www.crownofmaineballoonfest.org or call (207) 764-6561.


McGill’s Community Band performs weekly at the Amphitheater in downtown Houlton; the band relo-cates to the Miller Arena on rainy days. Concerts start at 7 p.m. The schedule dates are:

• June 21;

• June 28;

• July 12;

• July 19;

• July 26;

• Aug. 2;

• Aug. 9;

• Aug. 16.

The Houlton Agricultural Fair will take place July 4-8 at the Houlton Fairgrounds. Scheduled events in-clude Dan Grady and His Marionettes, Fireman Fred in Concert, children’s activities, 4-H programs, and truck pulls. For more information, log onto www.houltonfair.com.

Fort Fairfield

The 64th Annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival will be held July 14-22. Scheduled events will include a massive parade, the County Gospel Festival, musical entertainment, festival beauty pageants, athletic com-petitions, equestrian competitions, displays of antique farm equipment, mashed potato wrestling, and din-ners served by various organizations.

For more information, call (207) 472-3802 or log onto www.fortfairfield.org.

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