Fair-ly perfect conditions in Cumberland

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Just before noon on opening day last Sunday in Cumberland, the midway is all folks and food at the Cumberland County Fair. Summer-like weather welcomed people to the 140th annual celebration, which continues through Saturday, Oct. 1.
A giant pumpkin is gently placed on a scale Sunday morning during the pumpkin weigh-in at the Cumberland County Fair. This turned out to be the winning entry, at 1,050 pounds. The grower, Joe Gaboury, holds the ropes on the far side of the gourd.Pumpkin carver Ron Bechard makes good use of one of the giant pumpkins at the Cumberland County Fair.Josh Allen, 12, of Falmouth, uses a hereford cow as a pillow to relax in the shade at the Cumberland County Fair last Sunday.