Bolivia’s indigenous mark Palm Sunday with annual fair
EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Thousands of indigenous people are marking Palm Sunday with an annual agricultural fair in the suburbs of one of Bolivia's largest cities.
German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food.
Organizers say 170 tractors drove in from farms around the country to join 35,000 other protesters for the Saturday demonstration under the motto "we are fed up with the agricultural industry."
Maine ag festival season ends with last day of Fryeburg Fair
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Maine's summer and fall agricultural fair season is coming to close with the last day of the Fryeburg Fair.
The state's ag fairs begin in late June every year and run until early October, with stops all over the state. The schedule includes the organic and homesteading focused Common Ground Country Fair and some big draws such as the Bangor State Fair.
Local fairs building up to Tennessee State Fair in September
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's prime time for Tennessee's local fairs, and state agriculture officials say more than 3 million people visit the fairs every year.
The Agriculture Department said fairs last year paid out more than $1 million in premiums for more than 200,000 agricultural exhibits.
The agency says Tennessee's 60 agricultural fairs are run independently, with about 18,000 volunteers statewide.
Fair with claim to nation’s oldest rolling out in Maine
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine agricultural fair with a claim that it's the oldest in the country is underway in central Maine.
The Skowhegan State Fair began on Thursday and runs until Aug. 18. The fair bills itself as "The Nation's Oldest Consecutively Running Agricultural Fair." Organizers say the first fair took place in 1819, a year before Maine became a state.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — One of the largest and oldest summer fairs in the state of Maine is underway.
The Bangor State Fair began on Friday and runs until Aug. 5. The agricultural fair at Bass Park usually draws more than 40,000 people, which is more than the city's population.
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — Maine's agricultural fair season is about to get started with the Houlton Fair in far northern Maine.
The agriculture fair season in Maine touches all parts of the state and stretches from late June to early October. Some of the most popular fairs include the Bangor State Fair and the Fryeburg Fair, which closes out the season.
Maine’s agricultural fair season draws to a close
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Maine's agricultural fair season is drawing to a close with the completion of the Fryeburg Fair.
The Fryeburg Fair was wrapping up Sunday with a flower show, dairy show, horse pulling and final round of harness racing. Other events over the eight-day fair included a skillet throw, a pie contest and all manner of farm animals.
The fair was launched in 1851 and draws tens of thousands of attendees. The event is the largest and last fair of the season in Maine.
Maine’s largest fair kicks off in Fryeburg
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest agricultural fair is getting underway.
The Fryeburg Fair kicked off Sunday with sheepdog trials, a pig scramble and horse and ox pulling contests. Other events in the coming week include harness racing, a skillet throw, a flower show, a pie contest and all manner of farm animals.
10-year-old selling lemonade to help hurricane victims
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A 10-year-old resident in Maine is doing his part to help people impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma — raising money for the American Red Cross through his lemonade stand.
Dillon Whitney ran a lemonade stand over the weekend at the Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair. The Morning Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2wWO6i1 ) Dillon donated all of his proceeds to the Red Cross in Bangor Monday afternoon.
Maine fairs get rolling in Houlton, South Hiram
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — Maine's summer agriculture fair program is kicking into high gear with the Houlton Agricultural Fair near the Canadian border.
The fair will take place at Community Park in Houlton from Saturday to Tuesday. The event includes livestock shows, a demolition derby, truck pulls and a barbecue contest.
French presidential candidates seek votes from upset farmers
PARIS (AP) — French presidential candidates are admiring cows and promising new solutions for farmers who fear their livelihood — and the treasured cuisine and picturesque landscape it represents — is on its last legs.
Would-be presidents are parading through the huge annual Paris agricultural fair this week to promise new solutions for French farms struggling after years of crisis.
WISCONSIN DELLS -- DeForest native Rebecca Starkenburg is the 2017 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, Wisconsin State Fair officials announced Friday.
Starkenburg, 21, representing the Lodi Agricultural Fair, was selected from a field of 39 contestants from throughout the state at the 94th annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention in Wisconsin Dells, held on Wednesday.
Maine’s ag fairs wrap with pumpkins, oxen in Cumberland
CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's agricultural fair season is wrapping up for the year with the Cumberland County Fair, where the annual pumpkin weigh-off and Maine Wild Blueberry Cake Contest have taken center stage.
Maine hosts a battery of food and farm fairs every summer and early fall. This year's began in Mapleton in June and ends in Cumberland on Saturday.
Senator attends baking contest instead of veterans home tour
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state senator calling for a review of conditions at Wisconsin's largest veterans home opted to judge a baking contest rather than tour the facility this summer, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Maine summer fair season comes to Acton, Piscataquis
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — Maine's summer agricultural fairs are in full swing with events this week in Acton and Dover-Foxcroft.
Agricultural fairs dot the Maine social calendar in summer, when the events take place in every corner of the state. This week the Piscataquis Valley Fair in Dover-Foxcroft and the Acton Fair both began on Thursday and run through the weekend.
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