Public welcomes back Blue Hill Fair
While it’s too early for Blue Hill Fair officials to estimate the total number of people who attended the five-day event held September 2-6, fair manager Erik Fitch said, “Everybody was thankful we had a fair.”
One member of a team of magnificent work horses seemed to require a bit of encouragement during the afternoon Horse Pull event on September 5.
Four-year-old Lily Marks from Bucksport checks to see that she is tall enough for the ride she hopes to go on.
Rides of all sorts provide entertainment at the fair.
Pie eating contest
Piper Leighton of Ellsworth competed in the 16 and under category of the blueberry pie eating contest.
The “drag” pulled by each antique tractor is shown in its entirety being pulled by a Farmall tractor.
An eagle in three phases
Chainsaw artist Joe Wenal tasked himself beginning with a pine log and carving an eagle in one hour—and succeeded! The painted finished product was on display the following day.
Another new attraction for 2021 was the FireGuy Show, featuring Brant Mathews juggling and even eating fire as part of his performance.
Rescue dogs Tito and Vino
Family-friendly Ready Go Dog Show, a new attraction this year, drew crowds of enthusiastic observers at every performance. The dogs, all rescued from shelters, ranged in size from a tiny chihuahua to a Belgian Malinois. Opening the show was little Tito, small but super-enthusiastic. Vino, a powerful Belgian Malinois, ended the show with amazing leaps and catches.