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Common Ground Country Fair Shuttle Trains

Avoid Traffic! take our shuttle trains and save $2 on fair admission. **

Purchase and receive advanced tickets by mail!

The Brooks Preservation Society and the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad welcome you to take our trains to/from the Common Ground Country Fair this September 19, 20, and 21. Our two train schedule offers convenient access from Unity or Thorndike to our station at the fairgrounds and avoids congestion.

Buy our combination Train-fare/Fair-admission ticket and save $2 off Fair admission. Tickets sold at our boarding areas in Unity and Thorndike.

Note: Ticket price includes Train fare and Fair admission.

  • Adults $18 (ages 13 to 64)
  • Seniors $15 (65+)
  • Children $5 (ages 3 to 12)
  • Children 2 and under ride free
  • MOFGA members $10 (this is a train only ticket)

Your train ticket is valid for any train for the day of purchase.

We operate two trains, Unity and Throndike which run from our Unity and Thorndike stations to our platform at the Common Ground Country Fair.

Please see our schedule for departure times.

Passengers can board trains 10 minutes before departure and trains must leave on schedule so please arrive at least 20 minutes before departure to park and purchase tickets!

**No additional discounts will be applied to the combination Fair Admission/Train ticket.

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All train riders who wish to disembark at our Common Ground Country Fair Station must have a Fair Admission ticket. Valid tickets include fair tickets purchased in advance, a combo Fair/Train ticket, or a current MOFGA membership card. Our station on the fairgrounds is not near the Volunteer Check-In tent, so a fair admission ticket will be required to get admission to the grounds, even if volunteering.

The Railroad reserves the right to change train equipment and schedules without advance notice. The railroad cannot be responsible for unscheduled delays.

Questions? please contact us by email at information@brookspreservation.org

or by phone at (207) 722-3899

Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad's Shuttle Trains for Common Ground Country Fair


Train Schedules

Printable Schedules and Information

Directions for Thorndike Train

Directions for Unity Train

Volunteer Opportunities

Before Fair
  • Signs
  • Setting up parking areas
  • Platforms
  • Cleaning, and Prepping Coaches
During Fair
  • Parking Attendants
  • Coach Attendants
  • Flaggers at crossings
Volunteer 4 hours and get free fair admission.