There will be many new offerings and events at this years Union Fair, which is Saturday, Aug. 20 through Saturday, Aug. 27.

New demonstrations in the Exhibition Hall will include fingerprinting for child identification on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21 as well as Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27.

On Monday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a knitting demonstration by Nancy Huus.

Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., will be Swing Dancing and from 4 to 6 p.m. Bob Hardina will be offering demonstrations on constructing interior storm windows.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 will be for gardners. Neil Lash will speak about heirloom seeds from 10 a.m. to noon and then from 1 to 4 p.m. Master Gardener John Fromer will speak on home gardening.

Thursday, Aug. 25 will begin with bread-making demonstrations with Borialis Bread from 1 to 3 p.m. and Scrapbooking with Shaine Pease at 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26 is all about mushrooms in the Exhibition Hall. At 1 p.m. David Sphar will discuss edible and medicinal mushrooms at 3 p.m. Oyster Creek Mushroom will speak about growing mushrooms in Maine. At 5 p.m. Greg Marley will speak about Maine’s Seven Sumptuous Edible Mushrooms. Also all week long representatives of Robbins Lumber will be in the Exhibition Hall.

New happenings are not limited to the Exhibition Hall. This year visitors will also find new and fun events at Sherman Park, which is located in the heart of the Union Fairgrounds. Wednesday, Aug. 23 there will be a Talent Show, Thursday, Aug. 25 a Fashion Show and on Friday, Aug. 26 enjoy music by Jarod Alley. All new events in Sherman Park begin at 2 pm.

All new events, demonstrations and entertainment are included with admission to the Union Fair.