Union Fair serves mix of competition, entertainment and livestock

By Jennifer Allenwood | Aug 18, 2014
Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood The Ferris wheel lights up the sky at the Union Fair Saturday, Aug. 16.

Union — The grounds were packed for the first weekend of the 2014 Union Fair, beginning Saturday, Aug. 16.

There were numerous events to appeal to people of all ages and interests, including a pig scramble, horse pull, talent show, demolition derby, Maine Wild Blueberry Queen coronation, and plenty of live music.

 

A sheep at the Union Fair looks up into the camera. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
A team competes in the 4,900 pound and under division of a Horse Pulling contest Sunday, Aug. 17. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
A contestant in the Dublin Dog show vies for first place in the "Big Air" competition Saturday, Aug. 16. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
A shepherding demonstration was one of many events scheduled at the Union Fair Sunday, Aug. 17. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
One of dozens of cows at the Union Fair Saturday, Aug. 16 takes a break from eating. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
Fair-goers soar on the Wind Glider ride at the Union Fair Saturday, Aug. 16. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
Ruger Braithwaite catches a pig during the pig scramble Sunday, Aug. 17. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
Fireworks concluding the Maine Blueberry Queen coronation could be seen across the fair grounds Sunday, Aug. 17. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
Aiden Abbotoni of Union works to finish a blueberry pie the fastest during the Wild Blueberry Pie Eating Contest at the Union Fair Sunday, Aug. 17. Abbotoni finished third in the contest. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
Avery Dube of Lowell, Mass. celebrates his victory in the Wild Blueberry Pie Eating Contest Sunday, Aug. 17. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
A little sibling rivalry between brothers Ian and Julian Henderson of Camden Sunday, Aug. 17 during the Wild Blueberry Pie Eating Contest at the Union Fair. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
Fair treats aplenty at Union Fair. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
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Jennifer Allenwood
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Jennifer Allenwood is a senior Journalism student at the University of Maine in Orono.

She will be putting her passion for writing and love of photography to use while interning for Courier Publications.

After graduation she wishes to write for a publication or work in public relations.

She lives in Waldo, Maine and enjoys boating and snowboarding with her family in her spare time.

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