UNITY, Maine — It’s the 40 anniversary of the first Common Ground Country Fair and this year’s event is heading into its second day.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association puts on the event in Unity, which was first held in 1977 and has also taken place in Litchfield and Windsor. This year’s event began on Friday and continues until Sunday.

MOFGA expects about 60,000 people to come to the fair. It describes the event as a celebration of rural living. Saturday’s events include an archery workshop, lessons in seed saving and a talk about raising your own animals for meat.

Other events include “How Horses Can Help You Find Your Way” and “What Your Osteopath Can D.O. For You.” There’s also a talk on how to use a scythe.

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