Entertainment at the Union Fair

Playing Possum at the 2012 Union Fair.Union Fair’s goal for entertainment is to offer a wide range of family friendly shows which appeal to various ages, tastes, and interests.

That is a tall order but one that, we feel, has been accomplished successfully over the years. Offerings can be found at several venues including an outside arena, small stage, or large professional stage production. They may be intimate exhibitions such as a K-9 unit demonstration or a full scale heart pounding concert by a rising country music star.

Our shows may tickle your funny bone or cause you to gasp in wonder as a performer dances on a high wire. If you are looking for traditional fair entertainment we have it. If you are looking for new, cutting edge we have that also. Where else can you learn about, and enjoy, wines made only in Maine while watching horse racing? We work hard to provide quality entertainment for our customers.

We are proud of what we have created. Come to the fair this year to see what we have in store for you.

2017 Daily Featured Events

Talent Show  
Two categories; ages up to 16 and age 17 to adult.
First, second and third prize in each category
Total Prize Money $900.  We are looking for all kinds of talent which might include: singing, juggling, playing a musical instrument, comedy, dancing, bands, etc. All performances must be acceptable for all ages.

Click for Talent Show information and an application.
1st Saturday, 12:30 pm


Tuesday, 7 pm  (Finale)

Entertainment Center

Demolition Derby
Crash 'em! Smash 'em!  Cheer on your favorite!  It's the Demo Derby!  Two Big Nights of excitement and suspence! Who will win? Come and see!

Want to park closer to the action? We now offer inside the race track parking. Available after horse racing is over (approx. 5 PM) for a $5 fee paid at the gate when you enter. (Sorry, wall space parking is reserved for competitors and safety crews)

1st Saturday & Thursday 7pm


Johnny Hoy and the Blue Fish  
Johnny Hoy and the Blue Fish at the Union Fair.Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations, three Tone Cool and two self-produced CDs, trips around the world as far as South Africa and mostly the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard where most of them live. The band started out as a four-piece with no piano, became a five-piece for several years, and then returned to a four-piece configuration, this time with no bass, and it's been that way for over 10 years.  http://www.johnnyhoyandthebluefish.com/index.html  When
Sunday, 7 pm


Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation
2014 Maine Wild Blueberry Princesses at the Union Fair.How would you like to be an ambassador of the blueberry industry as our Maine Wild Blueberry Queen?  If so, here's an application to become a Maine Wild Blueberry Princess!

Appearances by the queen are designed to promote Maine's wild blueberries and Union Fair. The queen appears in statewide parades, special state events, various charitable events and has an opportunity to tour blueberry processing plants.
Monday, 7:30 pm


The loud crackle, the whistling sound, the boom that shakes you and the late Summer evening sky explodes with color, it's fireworks at the Union Fair!

Visible from wherever you are on the Union Fairgrounds the spectacular Union Fair fireworks display is like the 4th of July in August. This mid-week (Wednesday) favorite is always a hit so make sure you stay for the show beginning at dusk and let the kids, young and old stay up late.
At dusk, approx. 9:00 pm

Sherman Park

Premier Country Show Featuring Entertainer Jake Worthington
Jake Worthington at the Union Fair.In 2014, Jake Worthington was named "Runner-Up" on Season 6 of the hit NBC TV Show "The Voice". While on the show Jake released 3 songs that reached top 20 on Billboard. Success from the show led to a Social Media presence that reaches nearly 250,000 people worldwide.

In October 2015 Jake released his first EP debuting #16 Billboard Heat Seekers and #44 Billboard Country Albums. The first single off the EP “Just Keep Falling In Love” reached Top 50 on The Music Row Chart and Top 30 on The Texas Regional Radio Report. The video was featured on GAC, CMT and many other outlets.

In the summer of 2016, he released his follow-up single “How Do You Honky Tonk” and hit the road on the “How Do You Honky Tonk” Summer Tour sponsored by Amspec, Cinch Jeans and Ernie Ball. The tour featured 26 stops in 16 states. The song reached Top 10 on The Texas Music Chart and Top 60 on Music Row Breakout. Jake’s sophomore EP will be released in May of 2017.  http://www.thejakeworthington.com/about 

Opening Act for Jake Worthington
Fred " Tommy "Thompson will be opening with Chris Fyfe and Denny Breau, Tommy is one Maine's best Steel Guitar players, been performing for over 50 years, member of the Maine Academy of Country Music and the Maine Country Hall of Fame.
Friday, 7 pm


Lawnmower Drag Racing
2nd Saturday, 5 pm


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