With a heavy heart MOFGA has cancelled the 2021 Common Ground Country Fair.




Join us for a train ride! While in town, enjoy an ice cream at Conez' (the ice cream shop is located where you will board the train!) or lunch at Mammie’s Restaurant (right across the road from the train station).


The CDC is recommending mask wearing for all while attending indoor events.



The Fair is limiting the number of people who can attend this years fair!

Please purchase your fair tickets in advance before purchasing train tickets 

Avoid long traffic lines and long walks! 

Use our trains for convenient travel to the Common Ground Country Fair.  

  • Our stations are only 10 to 15 minutes from the fair ground Commons!.  
    • Unity Station
    • Thorndike Station
  • Our fairground platform is right off the commons near the administrative buildings.
  • We will sell train tickets as well as a limited number of fair tickets during the fair.  These can be purchased at our boarding areas in Unity and Thorndike.  
    • $15 - Adult Train Only - MOFGA Membership or fair ticket or pass required!
    • $5 - Child Train Only - No charge for fair but you need a child pass for the fair.
    • $30 - Adult Train Weekend Pass - You can use the train for the entire weekend but MOFGA Membership, fair tickets, or pass are required!

Ticket Information

Trains run all day

Remember, the fair is limiting the attendance this year so use the buttons below to purchase your advanced tickets now!  We recommend that you purchase your fair tickets first then purchase our train tickets. 

Note: Discounts available for early online fair ticket purchases.

Purchase Your Fair Tickets Now!

Purchase Your Train Tickets Now!


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 24, 25, and 26. 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. 

Your train or train-fair combo ticket is valid for any train for the day of purchase or use.  This is more than a round trip ticket, this allows  you travel back to your car if you forget something and get back to the fair.

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 accessible
  • Seating is subject to space and availability at time of departure.
  • 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 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 or renewing memberships.

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

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