August 25th-28th, 2016

Please use our new wash stations after visiting the animals.
Hours: Thursday – Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM. Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM
Ron/Brenda Oldfield 735-1606, Jim Ellis 343-0503
Feature animal Friday 3-7 PM, Saturday, 12-7 PM, & Sunday 12-4 PM.
Open to any 4-H, FFA, or Youth Livestock owner to display their animal projects. All owners are responsible for the care and feeding of their livestock. All animals must be free of disease and in good health. Proof of good health can be a veterinarian record sheet or health certificate. A schedule will be posted at Animal Land and the Fair Office. Reminder to all visitors of Animal Land: the animals are not in their usual homes so they can bite. Please keep young children safe. Final check-in for all animals to be displayed will be Thursday morning at 10 AM. Ribbons and premiums are awarded according to the Danish System to all 4-H, FFA participants in Animal Land. All other participants will receive participation ribbons.

Entry blanks available at the Fair Office.
Children ages 5 to 14 years may enter. Pepsi provides 4 bicycles for the drawing. The drawings will be held on Thurs, and Fri at 5:30 p.m., and Sat and Sun at 4 p.m. Must be present to win. A person can win only once a year.

Thursday, August 25th @ 4:00 PM
Friday – Sunday, Aug 26th-28th starting at NOON
Sangerville Fire Department, Jeff Willey 876-3438
The Sangerville Fire Dept. will provide Bingo starting Thursday. Cover-All games. Friday 7 PM cover card in 55 numbers or less wins $200 jackpot (more than 55 numbers gets $50). Saturday 6 PM cover card in 56 numbers or less gets $200 jackpot (more than 56 numbers get $50). Sunday 2 PM jackpot with play until there’s a winner

Sunday: starts at 11:30 a.m. (at the dining hall near Gate 1)
Run by: Charles Scribner and George Briggs
Chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll, soda or water.

Contact Donna Weymouth 745-5778 or Keshia Benson 735-6677.
We will be having four children’s games, one for each day of the fair. These games will include:
Frisbee Toss - Thursday, August 25th at 3 p.m. behind the Ice Cream Parlor.
Relay Race - Friday, August 26th at 3 p.m. behind the Ice Cream Parlor.
Cookie Stacking Contest - Saturday, August 27th at 4:30 p.m. on the hill by the Fair Office.
Bubblegum Blowing Contest- Sunday, August 28th at 11:30 a.m. on the hill by the Fair Office.

Contact: Marsha Young 285-3656
Saturday, August 29th, 10 a.m. to noon under the tent on the hill.
Kids Cookie Decorating. Cookies and decorating supplies provided by Piscataquis Valley Fair Association.

Friday at 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Saturday at 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Sunday at 9:30 am & 3:00 pm

Dan Grady, at 64 years of age, is having the time of his life traipsing across the countryside exhibiting his talent as marionette manipulator/puppeteer. His career with puppets began in 1975 upon his securing a spot in the employment of the University of New Hampshire's touring children's theatre "The Little Red Wagon". He worked with that touring program for a number of seasons during which opportunity knocked, luring Dan to join the ranks of puppeteers working for the national touring, and New York based, Nicolo Marionettes (now known as "Puppet Works"). That job with "Nicolo" was the seed that cultivated his love for performing with marionettes.

Sunday August 28th at 3 p.m. at the Mechanical Pulling Track.
Contact: Dan Bishop 564-7700.
Big Car payout:
1st $300
2nd $200
3rd $100

Little Car Payout:
1st $300
2nd $200
3rd $100
Powder Puff - $300 ~ Sponsored By Evergreen Auto Salvage
Anyone interest in entering the Derby should get his or her car built and ready.
Drivers must be 16 years (with parental permission) or older.
All Demo Derby entrants shall pay at the gate plus a $15 registration fee.
The competition is open to anyone interested in joining the fun.
A pit pass will be necessary to be in the pit.

Sunday August 28th at 10 a.m. at the Mechanical Pulling Track.
Contact for more information: Rusty Weymouth 694-0192
Information and rules will also be posted on day of event.

Sunday, August 24th at 9 a.m. in the Horse Pulling Ring.
North Country Riding Club. Amanda Sherburne.
DAY END AWARDS & Classes Pointed for End of Day
Lead Line Day End Award, 12 & Under Day End Award, 13-17 Day End Award,18 & Over Day End Award.
*NCRC wishes to thank all the businesses that sponsored today’s classes.

Friday, August 26th at noon in horse pulling ring.
Contact: Karna Johnson 343-4355.
Weigh-in: 9-11 a.m.
A complete list of rules will be posted in the scale house.
1. Twitch - 65 - 60 - 50 - 35 - 25 - 15 - 10
2. Scoot - 70 - 60 - 50 - 35 - 25 - 15 -10
3. Handy - 70 - 65 - 55 - 40 - 30 - 20 - 15
4. Pull - 80 - 70 - 60 - 45 - 35 - 25 - 15
5. Kids: $100 split between kids entered under 16 years of age

Thursday, August 25th at Noon in the Horse Pulling Ring. Contact: Karna Johnson - 343-4355.
Weigh-in: 9 AM A complete list of rules will be posted in the scale house.
1. Scoot: 70 - 60 - 45 - 35 - 25 - 20 - 15
2. Light Distance Pull: 100 - 90 - 75 - 63 - 52 - 36 - 16 (3 minute pull)
3. Heavy Distance Pull: 100 - 90 - 75 - 63 - 52 - 36 - 26 (5 minute pull)
4. Kids: $100 split between kids entered under 16 years of age

Saturday, August 27th at 9 a.m.
Contact: Bruce Weymouth 299-4373 or Trey Weymouth 907-0487.
This will be a Maine State Pullers Points Pull.
Entrance fee: $10 per hook & $10 per hook insurance fee.
7000 lbs
8500 lbs
10500 lbs
12500 lbs
14500 lbs
16500 lbs
Maine State Pullers Association Rules Apply.
1st - $100
2nd - $75
3rd - $50

Thurs & Friday, Noon to 8 p.m., Sat, & Sun, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department (Located next to police building)
Come see firefighting equipment from the late 1800’s to present day. Dover-Foxcroft’s new brush truck will be on display.

Terry Ogden: 564-3963
Located in the #1 Exhibition Hall.
Bring flowers Wednesday, August 24th, 4-8 p.m., Sunday pick up time is 4-5 p.m.
Premiums - Adult - 1st $6, 2nd $4, 3rd $2, Youth - 1st $3, 2nd $2, 3rd $1
Only one entry per category per person is allowed.
Categories: Fresh Flower Arrangements, Flowering Plants, Foliage Plants, Specimens: (Cut Flowers, 1 stem per container – containers provided).
Judging at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Best of Show for Flower Arrangement ONLY.

Saturday, August 27th at 1 p.m. at the baseball field.
Gary Sudsbury 564-2931.
The ONLY RULES: Just pretend you are twelve again and have fun (except for those under twelve who already know how). Bring your own frog or you may use one supplied by the Fair.
Trophies will be awarded in each of the following groups: age 8 and under, 9-13, 14-18, and parent class.

Sunday August 28th at 9 a.m. at the Mechanical Pulling Track.
Josh Campbell 852-7631
It is not necessary to belong to a club to participate in events.
CLASSES: Strictly Stock (ages 6-17) - 700 lbs., 900 lbs.
Stock (ages 6-17) - 800 lbs., 1050 lbs., 1300lbs.
Improved Stock (ages 8-17) - 1100 lbs., 1300 lbs.
PAYBACK - ALL CLASSES: 1st $25, 2nd $20, 3rd $15, 4th $10, 5th $5
Garden Tractor Rules and Regulations:
1. Drivers must be at least 6 yrs. of age but no older than 17 yrs. for the strictly stock, and stock classes.
2. Drivers must be at least 8 yrs. of age but no older than 17 yrs. for the Improved stock classes.
3. Draw bar not to exceed 12” in height and be rigid in all directions. With the exception of strictly stock class with 8” wheels are limited to 8” height without wheelie bars.
4. Weight to include driver and helmet.
5. Each tractor will be checked for safety.
6. Each tractor must have working brakes.
7. Strictly stock and stock tractors are limited to 4000 RPMs;
8. Improved Stock are limited to 5000 RPMs;
9. All tractors must appear stock, No dealer will be allowed to enter a tractor.
10. Strictly Stock must have turf tires and stock carburation.
11. Stock may run Agtires but must not be cut.
12. Improved may run cut tires;
13. All drivers must wear helmets.
14. All tractors must have wheelie bars, except strictly stock but are strongly recommended.
15. No part of the tractor may interfere with the drag.
16.Any tractor that loses a weight when hooked to the drag will be disqualified.
17. Any part of the tractor or drag that goes out of bounds will be disqualified. With the exception of the strictly stock which will be measured at the point they go out of bounds.
18. Vertical Shaft Over-Head Valve tractors must run in the Improved Stock Class.
19. All decisions of the judge are FINAL.

Thursday, August 25th at 7:30 p.m. in the Horse Pulling Ring. Contact Dan Bishop 564-7700 or Billy Smart 564-7712.
Tugging, lifting, throwing - timed event. Classes for both men and women. The ultimate endurance test. Everyone is welcome to participate. Bring your family and friends.

Saturday and Sunday, August 27th & 28th.
Contact: Karna Johnson 343-4355.
Saturday: Weigh-in at 6 a.m. Saturday’s weights will be good for Sunday if you stay on the fair grounds. A complete list of rules will be posted in the scale house.
1. 2900 starts at 10 a.m.
2. 3000
Noon Break - skillet throw will be in the pulling ring
3. 3200
4. 3400
5. 3000 & under starts at aprox. 4:30 PM
6. 3400 & under starts at aprox. 4:30 PM
7. 12’ Short Pull (3000 & under), 12’ short pull (3400 & under) Starts at 4:30 p.m Sat
(Premiums for 2900 thru 3400 and short pull classses are 160 - 140 - 125 - 100 - 90 - 80 - 70 - 55)
(Premiums for 3000 & Under and 3400 & Under are 525 - 395 - 235 - 175 - 155 - 145 - 130 - 110)
Sunday weigh in at 6 a.m. for those who did not pull Saturday
1. 2 lb. Rock - Light and Heavy - Starts at 9:30 a.m.
2. Sweepstakes - follows 2lb. Rock Sunday
Premiums: 160 - 140 - 125 - 100 - 90 - 80 - 70 - 55
First to Eighth Place Ribbons and Money.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED. Use of drugs or stimulants is prohibited. Proof of Liability Insurance & Negative Cogging is required. A complete list of rules and regulations will be posted in the scale house.

Contact: Jason Weston 564-3009
Saturday, August 27th and Sunday August 28th at 10:00 AM
Participants will pay $6.00 at the gate and $4.00 to enter the tournament. Pay out is at least $200.00 each day, plus $4.00 times how many people enter. Partners will be drawn.
This will be held behind the dining hall.

(Beside the Milking Parlor) Gifford’s Ice Cream. Cones, shakes, floats, sundaes, lots of flavors, water and soda.

Karna Johnson 343-4355.
Saturday, August 27th at 11:30 a.m. in the Horse Pulling Ring.
Ladies need to register by 11:30 a.m. Forms may be picked up at the Fair Office any time during the Fair. Age Groups: 18-35, 36-49, 50-64, 65 & over.
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place ribbons will be given in each age group. Winners of their age group will throw for overall ribbon.

Friday at 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Saturday at 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm

The Mission of Mad Science of Maine is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children through fun, hands-on science programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us. Mad Science makes learning fun! Children will learn how to explore, question and test their theories. Through unique experiments and dazzling demonstrations, we empower young scientists to be active and engaged in their learning process.

Piscataquis Valley Fair is proud to present our new milking parlor built in 2011. It sports an inside walkway for better viewing of the daily milking demonstrations (6 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) and an extensive display of Maine milk bottles and antique milking equipment.

Sponsored By Bob's Sugarhouse
Contact: Keshia Benson 735-6677.
Saturday, August 29th at 10 a.m. on the stage.
Participants will be divided into grade levels: Kindergarden-4th grade will be our first class, 5th-8th will be the second class, and 9th-12th will be the third class. There will be three categories for each class: Formal Wear/Dress-up - Does not have to be full formal. It can be any type of dressy clothes. Agricultural Wear/Country Wear - Put on your best idea of what country/farm girls would wear. Talent - Can be anything from singing and dancing to tying a knot. 1st place prize- Crown, Sash, and $50.00; 2nd place prize- $25.00. Also the 1st place winner of the 9th-12th grade class will receive a $100 scholarship. Event sponsored by: Bob’s Sugarhouse, and Bear’s Den Restaurant and Tavern. Registration forms can be picked up at Foxbrook Variety and are due by August 22nd. Sponsored by Flint Construction, RHC Carpentry and Foxcroft Printing

Thursday, August 25th at 4 p.m.
Friday - August 26th at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - August 27th at 1 p.m.
Sunday - August 28th at 10 a.m.
Sunday - August 28th at 2 p.m. ~ Pull-off for all prior winners.
Rusty & Donna Weymouth 694-0192 or 745-5778.
Tractor and drag provided by the fair.
Weight classes are 30-40 lbs, 41-50 lbs., and 51-60 lbs.
1. Open to all kids in their proper weight class.
2. Kids placing first, second, or third in their weight class during the regular pulls are eligible for the Pull-Off on Sunday
3. Ribbons will be given for the regular pulls.
Trophies to be awarded for Sunday’s Pull-Off.
All decisions of the judges will be considered impartial and final.
SUNDAY’S PULL-OFF is for WINNERS from the first three days and Sunday’s 10 AM pull.
NO new participants at pull-off.

Sunday, August 28th at 1 p.m. at the Pulling Ring.
Signup: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the fair office, $2 ENTRY FEE.
Karna Johnson 343-4355.
Exciting event.
Rules for the Pig Scramble:
participants must be between the ages of 6 and 12 (three age groups: 6-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years).
Parental permission slips need to be filled out.
Names will be drawn on the day of the scramble to determine who will be participating.

Saturday, August 27th. Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Michelle Marden 717-5758 or email:
All horse trailers must park in back parking lot. Use Gate #2. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. $10 per class OR $40 for the day if you pre-register/$50 the day of. Coggins within three years and proof of shots/rabies required. Blue Ribbon Rounds - Jump a clear round, get a blue ribbon! Ribbons to 6th place for timed rounds. Special awards will be given out throughout the day. Lunch will be on sale. HELMETS REQUIRED BY ALL RIDERS!!! Jr. is 15 and Under Sr. is 16 and Over. Riders and spectators are entering premises at their own risk. Piscataquis Valley Fair Association or any of its members/agents shall not be liable for claims, suits, demands, or damages arising out of injury to any person or horse or damage to any property.
  1. Ground Poles Jr.
  2. Ground Poles Sr.
  3. 18” Crossrails Jr.
  4. 18” Crossrails Sr.
  5. 2' Jr.
  6. 2' Sr.
  7. 2'3 Jr.
  8. 2'3 Sr.
  9. 2'6 Jr.
  10. 2'6 Sr.
  11. 2'9 Jr.
  12. 2'9 Sr.
  13. 3' Jr.
  14. 3' Sr.
  15. 3'3 Jr.
  16. 3'3 Sr.
  17. Bareback to 2'3
  18. Gambler’s Choice to 3’3
Improper conduct toward animals or people will not be tolerated. Offenders may be asked to leave the grounds.

Sunday, August 28th during the Demo Derby.
Contact: Clyne LaBree 343-1952 or Billy Smart 564-7712
Event Sponsored by: Will’s Shop ‘n’ Save, The Bears Den Motel, Restaurant, and Tavern, Goerge Eddy Logging, Dover-Foxcroft Police Dept., Rowells, and Prouty Ford
Battery operated vehicles only. Children must be size and age appropriate. Bicycle helmets are required for each child participating. The fair has some vehicles available but feel free to bring your own. Anyone interested must be at the Demo Area by noon on Sunday, August 28th.
We will also have a sign up sheet for anyone interested in driving one of our vehicles. Names will be drawn at random prior to the Derby.

Contact: Larry Laney 717-8969.
Sunday, August 28th at 12:00 Noon.
Event sponsored by:
Evergreen Auto Salvage,
Scooters Service Center,
D.W Automotive,
The Store ‘N’ More,
Maine Alternative Solutions Inc.,
The Bears Den Motel, Restaurant, and Tavern,
Nature’s Way Portable Toilets,
and Dexter Discount Tire.

Friday: 8-10 pm

“SCARAB…The Journey Experience”, is the closest re-creation you will see to THE supergroup of the 70’s and 80’s. An absolutely dynamic stage show with four part harmonies live that other bands could only dream of doing. The Internationally touring tribute act performs a 2+ hr concert with all the sights, sounds and of course songs that made Journey famous the World over. Come see “SCARAB..” and “Experience” what Hundreds of Thousands of fans all over the Country are raving about.

Saturday: 7-10 pm

We are an enthusiastic modern country and classic rock band from central Maine! Watch for us in a town near you!

Thursday: 8-10 pm

We are country band made up of four young guys with our sights set on Nashville. We play top 40's country songs as well as some of our own originals.

Sat, August 27th at 6 p.m. Signup 5:30 p.m. by police building.
Gary Sudsbury 564-2931
Eliminations trials run until a winner is decided in each weight class. Trials are for both men and woman going by weight. USA Armsports Rules and Regulations will apply. Intoxication, alcohol consumption or unruly behavior or language is prohibited.

Saturday August 27th at 10 a.m.
ALL livestock trailers must be parked in the back parking lot.
Fitting and Showmanship Premiums:
1st $32
2nd $30
3rd $28
4th $26
5th $24
6th $22
Fitting and showmanship will be divided into four groups of senior, intermediate, junior, and a pixie class for anyone under the age of 9.
Class premiums:
1st $30
2nd $28
3rd $26
4th $24
5th $22
6th $20
Classes maybe split by breed if there are more than 5 of the same breed. If not they will be shown together, or in an all other breeds class.

Junior Heifer Calf: 3/1 – 4/28
Intermediate Heifer Calf: 12/1 -2/28
Senior Heifer Calf: 9/1 – 11/30
Summer Yearling Calf: 6/1 – 8/30
Junior Yearling Heifer: 3/1 -4/28
Intermediate Yearling Heifer: 12/1 -2/28
Senior Yearling Heifer: 9/1 -11/30
Junior Champion
Two year old cow
Three year old cow
Four year old cow
Five year old cow
Dry cow

Bull Classes
Junior Bull: 1/1 – 6/30
Senior Bull: 9/1-12/31
Summer Yearling Bull: 5/2-8/31
Spring Yearling Bull: 3/1-4/30
Junior Yearling Bull: 1/1-2/28
Senior Yearling Bull: 9/1-12/31
Champion Bull from each breed, Supreme Champion Bull
Three Bulls, owned by exhibitor
Two Bulls bred and owned by exhibitor
Beef Steer Class
Beef Heifer Classes:
Calves Born after 6/30
Junior Heifer calf 1/1-6/30
Senior Heifer Calf 9/1 – 12/31
Summer Yearling Heifer 5/1-12/31
Spring Yearling Heifer 3/1-4/30
Junior Yearling Heifer 1/1-3/1
Senior Yearling Heifers 9/1-12/31
Cows two years and older

Friday August 26th at 11 a.m.
All livestock trailers must be parked in back parking lot.

Fitting & showmanship premiums:
1st $32
2nd $30
3rd $28
4th $26
5th $24
6th $22
Class Premiums:
1st $30
2nd $28
3rd $26
4th $24
5th $22
6th $20
Senior Champion of each breed, and then a supreme champion female.
Best three females: must be bred and owned by exhibitor
Get of Sire: three females with same sire
Produce of Dam: Two females out of one dam
Disclaimer: The Piscataquis Valley Fair disclaims any liability for loss or damage to exhibits or personal property of exhibitors

Saturday & Sunday August 27th & 28th
Contact: Joe Sabins, Show Chairperson 824-4770
The Youth Goat Show will be held on Sunday, August 30th at 10:30AM. Animals must be in place at the Fairgrounds by no later than 10:00AM on Saturday, August 27th and are required to remain until Sunday.
Animals may arrive earlier (Thursday or Friday) but the owner must be on the grounds with the animals.
The Youth Show is open to all youth ages 5-20. Goats do not have to be registered. The animals must be in good health and free from disease and sores. Junior Does, Senior Does, and Wethers are eligible. NO Bucks allowed.
Breeds to be shown are: Alpine, Boer, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Pygmy Recorded Grade, Saanen/Sable, and Toggenburg.
Classes will be set-up according to the ages of the goats and the breeds. There are no entry fees required for the Youth Goat Show. This event is sponsored by Piscataquis Valley Fair. All exhibitors are required to participate in the Showing & Fitting Classes. A herdsman award will be given to the exhibitor demonstrating: cleanliness/neatness of pen and pen area; cooperation with show personnel, fair officials, other exhibitors; participation and general attitude.

Friday, August 26th at 10AM
Contact: Billy Webster 831-0608
Open to all youth, sheep must be shown with halters, limit single classes to two entries, one in flock. Sheep must have been registered in exhibitors name by June 1.
Open sheep show Danish premiums: 1st-$8 2nd-$6 3rd-$4
Youth Show Premiums: 1st-$12 2nd-$11 3rd-$10 4th-$9 5th-$8 6th-$7 7th-$6
Fitting and showmanship will be divided into three groups: Seniors, Juniors, and Novice.
Fall ram lamb born after 9/1 but before 1/1,
Spring lamb born after 1/1,
Fall ewe lamb born after 9/1 but before 1/1,
Yearling ewe. Flock: one yearling ewe, one ewe lamb, one ram lamb.