Find Our Common Ground


The Common Ground Country Fair is one of the most popular fairs in Maine and one that I think everyone should have on their must-do list for fall. Hosted each year by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), this fair features demonstrations, hands-on activities, music and children’s activities, along with a huge range of artisans with their handmade goods.

I doubt that any of us is perfect in our quest to be “green” or “environmentally friendly” or to “live sustainably,” but when you walk around this fair, you can’t help but be reminded that there are lots of things you can do to live a bit closer to nature and to decrease our impact on the earth. I find this fair reinvigorating, and it’s delightful to meet people who are already committed to that cause or are just learning how to make little changes in their lives.

No matter what’s going on in our world, I remain hopeful that we can find common ground and work together to live both conscientiously and peacefully.

The Details:

The fair is September 22-24 in Unity, Maine. The gates open at 9 a.m. each day, and vendors will be open until 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. on Sunday.
I’ll be located in the large craft tent, booth 14. It’s a corner booth facing the Common Area.
Fair Admission Fees:

  • Adults (13-64) – $10.00 Advance/ $15.00 At the Gate
  • Elders (65+) – $8.00 Advance/ $10.00 At the Gate
  • Children (12 & under) & persons with disabilities- free

Buy tickets ahead of time.

Join Me at Camp Ketcha This Weekend

Show season continues in September, and I’m looking forward to the Maine Crafts Guild’s 8th annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show, September 16-17. The show will feature a nice range of crafts, including wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass and mixed media.

The show takes place at Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road in Scarborough. It’s a lovely setting, and, after shopping, you can tour Camp Ketcha’s meadows, forests, streams and wetlands!

Show hours and fees:
Saturday, September 16: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 17: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission is $5; (under 18, free).

Hope to see you there!