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The Common Ground Country Fair will return this year on September 22, 23, and 24, at the Fairgrounds in Litchfield, Maine. Successful last year beyond all anticipation, this no nonsense, leisurely living-oriented event brought together homesteaders, established farmers, city folk with country ideas, and others in an environment of peaceful learning and sharing, greatly enhanced by the enormous variety of wholesome food, the aromas of which insured steady lines in the eating area.

This year there will be demonstrations in tinsmithing, spinning angora wood, solar greenhouses, plant dyes, chair caning, using seaweed, to name just a few. Featured speakers will be Wendell Berry, Jeff Cox, and the Nearings. There will be at least 11 different animal displays, including a chicken flying contest! There will be booths representing small farm machinery, alternative energy sources, shelter, and social action. Entertainment will include Marshall Dodge, Noel Stookey, the Danville Junction Boys, Wild Mountain Thyme, the Pine Hill String Band, Joe Perham, and more.


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