The 2018 Common Ground Country Fair will take place Sept. 21-23 at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road, in Unity. Gates will open at 9 a.m. each day.

Tickets for the fair are on sale at retail outlets throughout Maine and online through Brown Paper Tickets.

The fair is the signature event of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and offers free admission to MOFGA members. Fairgoers holding advance tickets can go directly to the front of the ticket lines, according to the release from the association.

Fair admission fees: Adults (ages 13-64), $10 in advance or $15 at the gate daily; elders (ages 65 and older), $8 in advance, $10 at the gate daily; children (ages 12 and younger), free; handicapped citizens, free; school groups, free on Friday; fair volunteers, free admission and other benefits for four-hour shift.

Those who bike to the fair or take the train from Unity or Thorndike, will get $2 off admission.

The following businesses, grouped alphabetically by town name, are selling fair tickets:

In Augusta — Harvest Time Natural Foods; Bangor — Bangor Wine & Cheese Company and Central Street Farmhouse; Bar Harbor — A & B Naturals and Salsbury’s Organic Garden Center; Bath — Bath Natural Market; Belfast — Belfast Co-op Store and The Green Store; Bethel — Good Food Store; Biddeford — New Morning Natural Foods; Blue Hill — Blue Hill Co-op and Mainescape; Brewer — Tiller & Rye Local Grocer; Brooklin — Blue Hill Cooperative Community Market and Café; Brooks — Marsh River Cooperative; Brunswick — Gulf of Maine Books, Morning Glory Natural Foods and Skillins Greenhouse; Cumberland — Skillins Greenhouse; Damariscotta — Rising Tide Community Market; Ellsworth — John Edwards Market Inc.; Falmouth — Skillins Greenhouse; Farmington — Everyday Music; Greenville — Maine Mountain Soap and Candle; Kennebunk — New Morning Natural Foods; Liberty Village — Liberty Graphics; Newburyport, Mass. — Natural Grocer; Oakland — Berry’s Stationers; Orono — The Store; Portland — Portland Food Coop and Whole Foods Market; Rockland — Good Tern Co-op and Huston Tuttle; Scarborough — Lois’ Natural Marketplace; Shapleigh — One Earth Natural Food Store; Topsham — Lee Auto Malls; Unity — Mac’s Hardware; Waterville — Children’s Book Cellar; Whitefield — Sheepscot General; and Windsor — Hussey’s General Store.

For more information, call 568-4142, email [email protected], visit mofga.org or write to Common Ground Country Fair, P.O. Box 170, Unity, ME 04988.

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