BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Fair returns this weekend with time-honored traditions as well as new features and acts.
The fair opens today, Thursday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. and runs through Monday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m.
A rock group called Recycled Percussion, which has headlined in Las Vegas for the past 10 years and now has an Emmy Award-winning TV show, will perform at the fair’s grandstand Sunday evening at 7:45.
A mammoth aerial fireworks display will follow at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
A laser light show by Laser Encore will light up the sky on Monday, Sept. 2, at 8:15 p.m.
The entertainment Aug. 29 features The Grand’s production of “Hancock County’s Got Talent” at 7 p.m. at the grandstand.
Motor Booty Affair performs Friday night at 7:30. At the same time, there will be a beef recipe cook-off and 4-H cake contest in the livestock show ring.
The fair will host Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band that tours internationally, at the grandstand on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Hill Fire Department will be at the fair demonstrating its work and firefighting equipment in front of the grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m.
The Open Sheep Dog Trials are Saturday at noon at the horse show ring and the Northeast U.S. Sheep Dog Trials are Sunday at 10 a.m. at the racetrack in front of the grandstand.
“Mutts Gone Nuts,” a comedic act involving dogs, will perform three times daily near the blue gate entrance.
The Intercontinental Championship Ladies Skillet Toss will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The state of Maine championship Demolition Derby is Monday at 4 p.m. on the racetrack.
The fair will offer a wristband special on Monday. Go on all the mechanical rides you’d like from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the purchase of a $20 wristband.
The fair opens Thursday at 4 p.m. with dollar admission and dollar per mechanical ride admission. This year, admission on Monday has been lowered to $8 instead of $10. Senior citizens day is Friday with $3 admission for those 62 and over.
All shows and attractions are free. Parking is free. Children under 12 are admitted for free.