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Warm weather, great attendance mark 2018 Blue Hill Fair

The weather, an even sunny and warm weekend overall, caused attendance to remain steady for the five-day event, said Eaton, noting that Thursday was perhaps the busiest day with lines of cars entering the Fair stretching a mile or more in each direction.

Food and fun

Food and fun

With new food vendors this year, there was no shortage of choice at this year’s fair.

Photo by Anne Berleant

The midway comes alive at night

The midway comes alive at night

The midway comes alive at night with lights and from way up on the ferris wheel, this is the scene.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose

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Automotive destruction

Automotive destruction

The State of Maine Championship Demolition Derby fills the Fair with the sound of roaring engines and crashing vehicles. Local drivers from Sedgwick, Blue Hill and Brooksville competed against drivers from across the state battling their four-, six- and eight-cylinder vehicles for the trophy. Fairgoers lined up over an hour before the event to get their grandstand seating tickets.

Photo by Jeremiah Savage

4-H aquaponics

4-H aquaponics

An aquaponics tank was on display at the 4-H exhibit at the Blue Hill Fair.

Photo by Monique Labbe

Blue Hill Fair Sheep Trials

Blue Hill Fair Sheep Trials

The Blue Hill Fair Sheep Trials, on September 1, tested a dog’s skill at herding sheep through gates and cones.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Motor Booty Affair

Motor Booty Affair

The funkadelic sounds of Motor Booty Affair entertained a lively crowd on Sunday night, prompting lots of dancing and the flash of glow sticks.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose

Blue Hill crêpery

Blue Hill crêpery

New—and popular— this year, Barncastle owner Lori Robbins, right, and chef Tim Gunderson brings a Blue Hill Crêpes food truck to the Fair.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Peacock

Peacock

In addition to more traditional animals like cows, goats, sheep and llamas, the livestock area also included an emu named George and a pair of peacocks.

Photo by Jeremiah Savage

Cow

Cow

Cows and bulls competed in the Open Dairy Show at the Fair.

Photo by Anne Berleant