Construction will begin this Spring on the Army National Guard’s new training facility in the Presque Isle industrial park.
Army National Guard’s Northern Maine Readiness Center will be on the corner of Edgemont and Central Drive. The first class training facility for guard members will be 40,000 square feet and located on the corner of Edgemont and Central Drive in Presque Isle’s Industrial Park. The $15.5 million regional readiness facility will replace an older station in Caribou and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2020.
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The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is a nine-day celebration of our agricultural heritage!
Hosted annually by the Town of Fort Fairfield the Festival is Aroostook County’s premier, family-friendly event!
With more than 100 events, performances, contests and activities the Maine Potato Blossom Festival features something for everyone! Plus a large food court, arts and crafts, vendors, exhibitors and an expansive beer garden!
Scheduled events include: FOUR NIGHTS of live music on the new and improved Festival Main Stage!
PLUS, Nightly entertainment in the community bandstand!Other activities and events include one of the largest parades in northern New England! Mashed potato wrestling, a potato picking contest, the Town Wide Yard Sale, kids Adventure Park featuring numerous bounce houses and water features, a Movie Under the Stars, bike rodeo, horseshoe tournament, car show, antique tractor pulls, horse clinics, class reunions, household pet shoe, baby and bike parade, human foosball tournament, chess tournaments, special suppers, BBQ’s, breakfasts and more!The Festival features numerous athletic contests including the County Swim Meet, 3-person golf scramble at Aroostook Valley Country Club, 5-miler road race, 25 mile Spud Cycle Classic Bike Race & Tour, girl’s softball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a family canoe and kayak fun day!Also, due to demand, there will be FIVE Maine Potato Blossom Pageants in 2017!
Capping it all is the Fireworks Spectacular over the majestic Aroostook River!
The Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade is ALWAYS on the third Saturday in July!!
For more information contact the Town of Fort Fairfield 207-472-3802.
Broad expanses of farmland stretch off into the distance to meet with solid ridges of granite. Views that go on forever and woods measured in terms of millions of acres. A star-filled sky rolling out in all directions. For all of its bigness, there is also no shortage of closeness here; from the ease of lunch counter conversations to countless family-owned potato stands lining US-Route 1. Soon you realize that one trip to Aroostook County is never enough!