The Union Fair is seeking help from the local community to help in its Exhibition Hall during the Union Fair. The fair is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, July 27-31, at Fairgrounds Lane in Union, according to a news release from Rick Butler, Union Fair/Maine Wild Blueberry Festival Trustee.

The fair is soliciting 12 1⁄2-inch squares from interested quilters to make up this quilt. The style of the square and the technique used is entirely up to the quilter, keeping in mind the theme, “Maine’s Lakes, Rivers & Ponds.” The quilter should also keep the design/pattern within the 12-inch square to allow for the quarter-inch seam allowance. Edges should not be hemmed. Blocks will be incorporated into the quilt as space permits. Quilters should not put their name on the front of the block.

Each square will be numbered as they are placed in the quilt and will be voted upon by visitors to the fair. The three squares with the most votes will receive a monetary prize and rosette. The quilt itself will be on display at the Exhibition Hall during the fair and will be awarded to the ticket holder at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. Tickets will cost $1 each or $5 for six.

All squares should be completed and sent/delivered to Linda Billings, superintendent of the Exhibition Hall, Union Fair, P.O. Box 992, Jefferson, ME 04348 by Wednesday, June 15. For questions, call 207-549-7207 or email [email protected].

Exhibition Hall entry days are Saturday, July 23, Sunday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 26. All booths can set up starting on July 23 and should be completed by noon July. 16.

Wednesday, July 27: Strawberry Pie, entries 1:30 p.m., judging 2 p.m. Friday, July 29: Whoopie Pie, entries 11 a.m., judging noon Saturday, July 30: Jerky entries 11 a.m., judging 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 31: Favorite Cookie entries 11 a.m., judging noon.

The full premium book will be available online at For more information, contact Linda Billings at 207-446-4429 or [email protected].

Volunteers are needed to set up the Exhibition Hall (cleaning, dusting, covering shelves and, during the fair, selling tickets for the raffle quilt). Those interested can contact Billings.

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