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Bangor State Fair 2020

Traditional summertime entertainment for the whole family


Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin

The largest fair in the state of Maine, Bangor State Fair, is held every summer at Bass Park in Bangor, Maine. One of the oldest fairs in New England dates back to 1849. A favourite summer tradition for many families in the Greater Bangor Area lasts for ten days, drawing about 50,000 fairgoers annually.

The Bangor State Fair features a midway with exciting rides, numerous food vendors, 4-H events, live music, demolition derby, water show, acrobats, the Farmer's Draft Horse Show, truck & tractor pull, and more entertainment. Agriculture displays include Old Macdonalds Farm, Animal Alley, and Frisbee Dogs.

The fair is open from noon to 9 pm on weekends and from 2 pm to 9 pm on weekdays. General admission is $7 and it includes most shows, animals, all the exhibitions, and contests. Rides require a separate ticket sold in booths at the main gate or across the midway. For the admission, you can pay with cash or credit/debit card. Most vendors prefer cash, and only some may accept cards, but there are plenty of ATMs throughout the fairgrounds. There are no camping facilities for the fairgoers, but there are plenty of options in the area.

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