Piscataquis Valley Fair Kicks Off in Dover Foxcroft 

The 123rd Annual Piscataquis Valley Fair kicked off around 2 Thursday afternoon in Dover Foxcroft.From veterans like Crystal Waterman, who said she’s been coming since she was nine years old to first timers like Scott and Tracy Reed, the Piscataquis Valley Fair has something for everyone.The annual event is important to the area, bringing the community together and pumping in money to Dover Foxcroft’s economy.”it’s a big economy booster for this area, it’s very good for this area,” said fair president Rusty Weimuth.This year, the fair added new activites including a family horse show, a bunny petting zoo and redneck pulls.”You don’t have to belong to a club or anything, bring your truck, grandpa’s truck, dad’s truck, just don’t get caught and put on a hook,” said Weimuth.And no fair would be complete without food and the rides.The Valley Fair features fan favorites like the Thunder Bolt and the state of Maine’s largest ferris wheel.If the weather complies, fair president Rusty Weimuth expects 10,000 people on a given day, and with this weekend’s forecast, it’s sure to be a big hit.”We have to compete with the folk festival of course but they don’t seem to bother us, it’s a different crowd,” he said.Admission is 6 dollars for adults, 2 dollars for children 5 through 10, children under five years old get in for free.