Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mapleton Farm Festival

We drove out to the Maple Meadow Farm Festival in Mapleton, Maine. This is the 5th year for the festival. It was a pretty small festival but they had a large crowd.

There were beautiful draft horses demonstrating farming techniques, antique tractors and lots of hand-made items for sale.

Plowing the fields demonstration

Hand made baskets

Angora Rabbit

Cute Alpaca

Wagon rides

These beautiful draft horses have enormous feet!

Mark's size 11 on the right, draft horse on the left.

It was a lot of fun. We’ve found these little small town festivals all over the country and go to as many of them as we can. They’re always interesting!

The end!


  1. Those horses are beautiful. Did you take a wagon ride? Those baskets are nice. I bought a handmade basket in Maine for about $90 and Chris about shit a brick! He couldn't udnerstand why I had to buy a basket for that much when I could get one at Pier One for much less. I tried to explain about buying something handmade, but he was not interested! Is till have that basket, though, and think it's quite beautiful.

    That Angora rabbit is gorgeous.

  2. Sorry about the above typos -- typing too fast!

  3. One of the volunteers at Santa Ana made baskets (Linda, a follower here). They were much more intricate than these and were absolutely beautiful! I can certainly understand why they cost so much. There is a lot of work involved.

  4. I know. I tried explaining all the time spent to Chris, but he didn't really care! Did you buy one? Probably not much room for extras in the RV, though, right?