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Common Ground Country Fair Shuttle Trains


Important Notice for Unity Parking and Boarding!
Avoid Traffic! take our shuttle trains and get discounts on fair admission. The adult combination train/fair ticket saves you $2 off the fair's advance ticket and $7 off a ticket at the gate! ** Tickets can be purchased at our boarding areas in Unity and Thorndike.
Now available! Purchase and print vouchers redeemable for tickets. Select the date, voucher types and quantities.

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 our Unity or Thorndike parking areas to our station right off the fairground commons and you avoid traffic congestion at the fair.

Note: Combination Ticket price includes Train fare and Fair admission.

  • Adult Combination $18 (ages 13 to 64)
  • Senior Combination $15 (65+)
  • Children $5 (ages 3 to 12)
  • Children 2 and under ride free
  • MOFGA members, pass, and ticket holders $10 (This is a train only ticket)

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

Please see our schedule for departure times.

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

Please Note: our operation is not handicap assessable

**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.

Seating is subject to space and availability at time of departure.

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

Purchase and print vouchers Purchase and print vouchers online
Select date, types and quantities.

Fair Train Details

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.