FRYEBURG ME – Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic, is Maine’s largest agricultural fair second in New England in size only to Eastern States in Massachusetts. Today Fryeburg Fair sits on 185 acres and has over 100 buildings. The eight-day fair hosts over 3,000 animals including prize-winning draft horses, ponies, racing horses, oxen, dairy & beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits and much more. Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic is always during the first week in October. Fryeburg Fair has flourished since that first fair when William Walker of Lovell won $3 for the best acre of corn and William Spring of Brownfield earned $1 for the best seed wheat. Fryeburg Fair attracts more than 225,000 people annually.
NORTH CONWAY NH – Hog Coliseum located at the North Conway Community Center
“45 Years in the MUD!” is the theme for the 2021 Championship of Mud Football sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages/Miller Lite in North Conway, NH. The event will be held September 10, 11, & 12 at Hog Coliseum located at the North Conway Community Center. This is a touch football tournament played in mud. Money raised will be donated to the North Conway Community Center, Vaughan Learning Center, Carroll County Retired Senior Volunteer Program, as well as, other non-profits in the Mt Washington Valley. Each $20 ticket ensures entrance into the games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and doubles as a raffle ticket for a $500 prize on Saturday & Sunday. Day tickets and a family package are also available.
The Annual Tournament of Mud Parade is Saturday morning on Main Street in North Conway starting from Pine Street at 10:30 AM and ending on Norcross Circle. Enter an open division float yourself for the chance to win prize money to be donated to a non-profit of your choice. Event programs will be available mid-August at the North Conway Community Center and several businesses throughout town. Pick one up for all the details. Veteran teams include Mt Washington Valley Hogs, North Country Mud Crocs, Carrabassett Valley Rats, Mud Gumbys, North Shore Mud Sharks, New Hampshire Mudcats, Jack’s Predators, Cumberland Muckaneers, Rowley Mud Ducks, The Muddas, Massachusetts Mud Dogs, and North Conway Mud Things.
There are two women’s games scheduled for the weekend. The hometown MudMaids will challenge the Massachusetts Mud Dogs on Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment in the mud includes performances by the Mudbassadors and Hoggettes, a football toss with a $50 prize, and team skits. Bring a blanket for sitting on the hill or outdoor folding chairs to set up on some flat ground to watch this unique event. We want you to help us celebrate 45 Years in the Mud! Come hungry and thirsty. The North Conway Community Center food tent will have plenty of options for the family and our Beer Garden has cold beverages for adults. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. The physical address is 78 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH 03860. For more information call the North Conway Community Center at 603-356-2096.
INTERVALE NH – Blues Brothers the Next Generation presented by Moat Mt. Brewing Co.
Theater in the Wood, 41 Observatory Way, Intervale, NH 03845
Click for more info: www.theaterinthewood.org
“BBNG” stands for Blues Brothers the Next Generation. BBNG was formed in Spring 1996 for a school talent show by Kyle Turner as “Elwood Blues” (pictured above on the right) and Greg Dorfman as “Joliet Jake Blues” (pictured above, centered). BBNG was so well received at the talent show, Kyle and Greg decided to build on the act and perform at every opportunity!
Their fan base throughout the school grew quickly and carried particularly strong in close friend John D’Amico, who would sit in on practices and watch videos of the duo’s performances in awe. Since John had a knack for music, he was often looked to as a performance coach at rehearsals and shows. John, inspired by the act, picked up a harmonica and began to teach himself to play. By the end of 1997, John joined BBNG on stage and became a fully-fledged member of the band as “Brother Zee Blues” (pictured above, left), Jim Belushi’s real world counterpart.