Every fall, COA students caravan out to Unity, Maine, for the Common Ground Country Fair. The fair is a three-day festival full of food, farming, music, art, activism, and more.
Photos by Becca Haydu
Varieties of heirloom apples at the Fedco Seeds booth.
Alpacas were some of the many animals people could see.
COA students Annelise Hildebrant, Eliza Oldach, and Becca Harvey at the sheepdog demonstration.
Sheep herding demonstration.
A bee pollinating the gardens, which were set up to educate fair-goers about organic growing techniques.
One of the many gardens at the fair.
Will Fuller and Laura Sieger showing off their Avena Botanicals herbal products: Love Potion and Broken Heart Remedy.
COA students Erickson Smith and Lisa Bjerke at the Beehive Collective’s political art tent.
The COA logo hand-stitched into a sweater!
The Traveling Solar Show was one of the many food vendors at the fair.
Adults and children alike dressed up for the Veggie Parade.
Many artists were displaying and selling their work at the fair.
Common Ground Fair is dedicated to minimizing waste produced over the weekend.
Many local organic farms were selling vegetables, jams, teas, and more.
There were many different bands playing throughout the weekend.
COA students had a lot of fun at the Contra Dance.
Elena Gilis, one of the many COA student volunteers.
COA students Mackenzie, Erickson Smith, Roman Bína, Will Fuller, Ellen Iida, Kristen Wegner, Savannah Reed, Lisa Bjerke, Annelise Hildebrant, and Evie Penn enjoying the fair.