UNION — After a one-year reprieve due to the pandemic, fan-favorite events at the annual Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival are back on the docket.

While the fair, in its 150th year, will have a much different feel to it this summer with no midway games or carnival rides, it again will feature a pair of demolition derby races and the Thunder Valley Lawn Mower Drag Races.

The fair, which largely celebrates agriculture in the state and has activities and entertainment for all age groups, will begin on Saturday, Aug. 21 and conclude on Saturday, Aug. 28.

The derbies have been mainstays associated with the event, while the lawn mower races have been a welcome addition in recent years.

The first derby will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 and the second Thursday, Aug. 26, while the lawn mower races will be held on Friday, Aug. 27. All three events begin at 7 p.m.

The fair was canceled last year for only the event’s inception in 1869 due to COVID-19, but it was hoped the demolition derby and lawn mower races would be able to be run in September, but that, ultimately, did not come to fruition.

Of course, there will be many other things to do at the fair, including the usual harness racing and first annual Union Fair Mud Run, which is Saturday, Aug. 28 at noon.

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