The annual Common Ground Country Fair, produced by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at its Crosby Brook Road grounds just off Route 220, will run Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23 through 25. Several stages will host music both traditional and contemporary.

The Amphitheater features large-scale events and groups likely to fill a dance floor; the Spotlight Stage hosts smaller, more intimate performances; and the Maine Folk Traditions Stage houses contra dances with live music. Tucked in between are performances at the Children’s Area, on/in the Sunflower Stage and roving around the grounds. Scheduled performances, subject to change, follow.

Friday, Sept. 23

10 to 10:50 a.m.: Jonboy Nemo & the Burnt Beard Band play Americana/’grass on the Spotlight Stage.

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: The Greenfields perform Irish ballads and seas songs on the Spotlight Stage.

Noon to 1:15 p.m.: Local acoustic duo Whiffletree plays in the Amphitheater.

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.: Maine’s own indie queen Lisa Redfern plays on the Spotlight Stage.

1 to 2 p.m.: Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band plays old-time fiddle music on the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

1:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Playgroup offers Celtic-rooted traditional music in the Amphitheater.

2 to 3 p.m.: Sassafras Stomp plays traditional fiddle, folk and stomp on the Spotlight Stage.

3 to 4 p.m.: Fingerstyle guitarist Jim Gallant plays in the Amphitheater; and there is a contra dance to 4:30 p.m. on the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

3 to 4:15 p.m.: Acclaimed singer/songwriter Audrey Ryan performs on the Spotlight Stage.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Black Sea music purveyors Cinder Conk perform on the Spotlight Stage; and Maine folk rockers the Pete Kilpatrick Band play in the Amphitheater.

5 to 6:30 p.m.: The day ends with a contra dance on the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

Saturday, Sept. 24

10 to 10:50 a.m.: Spirited Folk gets things started with American folk music on the Spotlight Stage; and the Earth Jams interactive family music show is the first of the day’s many kids-centric offerings on the Sunflower Stage.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Rootgrass will plant some Americana roots in the Amphitheater.

11 a.m. to noon: Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band is back in the Amphitheater; and Maine’s talented Gawler Family plays to 12:15 p.m. on the Spotlight Stage.

Noon to 1:15 p.m.: The Imperial Hot Club dished up some hot Gypsy jazz in the Amphitheater; and there will be “Sacred Harp” shape note singing to 1 p.m. on the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.: The Toughcats are in place for their annual gig on the Spotlight Stage.

1 to 2 p.m.: Another perennial favorite, the Balkan Women’s Choir plus international folk dancing, is set for the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

1:15 to 2 p.m.: Teen acoustic ensemble Flight 317 offers Americana on the Sunflower Stage.

1:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm brings West African beat to the Amphitheater.

2 to 3 p.m.: Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band has more fun on the Folk Traditions Stage.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Downeast’s Magical Michael presents his Show of Wonder on the Sunflower Stage.

3 to 4:15 p.m.: The Jerks of Grass bring the bluegrass to the Amphitheater; and there will be a contra dance to 4:30 p.m. on the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

3:30 to 4:45 p.m.: Belfast Brogue offers lively originals and traditional Irish music on the Spotlight Stage.

4 to 4:45 p.m.: Mary Ukelady strums and sings folksy originals on the Sunflower Stage.

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Indie Americana artist Christian Cuff plays in the Amphitheater.

5 to 6 p.m.: Maine’s a cappella explorers ImproVox perform on the Spotlight Stage; and a contra dance runs to 6:30 p.m. on the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

Sunday, Sept. 25

10 to 11:15 a.m.: Carolyn Currie offers contemporary folk music on the Spotlight Stage; Emma Walsh and Chuck Donnelly perform Celtic and old-timey tunes to 11 a.m. on the Sunflower Stage; and the annual Fiddlers’ Showcase runs to 11 a.m. on the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

11 a.m. to noon: Children of all ages are invited to enjoy and present Polish songs and dances on the Sunflower Stage.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Acoustic singer/songwriter and his band play on the Spotlight Stage.

Noon to 1:15 p.m.: Waldo County’s own OdLaW rocks the Amphitheater; the area’s “Sacred Harp” shape note practitioners sing to 1 p.m. on the Maine Folk Traditions Stage; and Belfast’s mime musician Scot Cannon performs to 1 p.m. on the Sunflower Stage.

12:45 to 2 p.m.: There will be a contrapalooza on the Spotlight Stage, thanks to Scrod Pudding and Ti’ Acadie.

1 to 2 p.m.: Clogging troupe Rattle the Windows brings the acoustic footwork to the Maine Folk Traditions Stage.

2 to 3 p.m.: O.C. and Sarah perform acoustic folk music on the Sunflower Stage.

2:15 to 3:30 p.m.: Truth About Daisies offers an urban country folk-pop mix on the Spotlight Stage.

3 to 4:30 p.m.: The Milkman’s Union promises enigmatic indie rock in the amphitheater; John McIntire calls a family contra dance in the Maine Folk Traditions Stage; and Scot Cannon offers acoustic jazz and original tunes for young ones on the Sunflower Stage to 4 p.m.

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.: Alden Robinson and Junior Stevens of The Press Gang cap the fair with traditional Irish tunes on the Spotlight Stage.

Tickets, trains and more

Gates open at 9 a.m. each day, closing at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 5 p.m. Sunday. The fair goes on, rain or shine. Daily admission is $10, $8 for those older than 65 and free for those younger than 13 or handicapped. Those who bike or take the train to the fair get $2 off and those are good ideas since getting to the fairgrounds off Route 220 can be a challenge by car, given the attendance. The Brooks Preservation Society will be running the former Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad trains between Unity and Thorndike and the fairgrounds. An all-day pass, which includes fair admission, costs $18, $15 for senior citizens and $5 age 3 to 12 (free younger; for a schedule, visit brookspreservation.org).

Of course, there is a lot more than music at this annual celebration of rural traditions. For a complete Common Ground Country Fair schedule, see the ubiquitous fair tabloid or read it online at mofga.org.