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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.”

Horse pull

Horse pull

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.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman

Lily Marks

Lily Marks

Four-year-old Lily Marks from Bucksport checks to see that she is tall enough for the ride she hopes to go on.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman

Crazy Bus

Crazy Bus

Rides of all sorts provide entertainment at the fair.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman

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Pie eating contest

Pie eating contest

Piper Leighton of Ellsworth competed in the 16 and under category of the blueberry pie eating contest.

Photo by David Avery

Farmall tractor

Farmall tractor

The “drag” pulled by each antique tractor is shown in its entirety being pulled by a Farmall tractor.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman

An eagle in three phases

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.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman

FireGuy

FireGuy

Another new attraction for 2021 was the FireGuy Show, featuring Brant Mathews juggling and even eating fire as part of his performance.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman

Rescue dogs Tito and Vino

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.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman