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Union Fair gets underway, dates back to 1869

7:10 PM, Aug 17, 2013   |    comments
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UNION, Maine (AP) - An agricultural fair that dates back to 1869 is kicking off in Union, Maine.

The Union Fair is a large family event that also hosts the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival. The fair gets underway on Saturday and runs through next Saturday, Aug. 24.

The fair features animal pulling contests, a carnival, harness racing, a demolition derby, fireworks and other attractions. The blueberry festival, which was begun in 1960, features the coronation of the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen, a blueberry pie eating contest, a blueberry spitting contest and other events.

The first Union Fair was held in 1869. Organizers say it's been held each year since with the exception of 1943 and 1944.

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