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Fair-weather event in Cumberland

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Fair-weather event in Cumberland

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

The Cumberland Fairgrounds midway is packed with people on Sunday, Sept. 23, opening day of the Cumberland County Fair.

The skies over Cumberland cleared right on schedule Sunday morning, Sept. 23, for the opening of the 141st annual Cumberland County Fair. The week-long celebration of agriculture and entertainment continues through Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Cumberland Fairgrounds on Blanchard Road, where for the first time this year parking is free. A complete schedule of fair attractions and special events is online at cumberlandfair.com.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Seven-year-old Emily Olsen of Freeport and her 378-pound pumpkin, at the Cumberland County Fair.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Competition begins Sunday in the pulling arena at the Cumberland County Fair, in the single-horse division.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Jessica Grondin and her 2-year-old daughter, Charlotte, enjoy the giant slide Sunday at the Cumberland County Fair.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Caleb Braley, 11, of Alton, with his Jersey friends Tamara, left, and Tabitha, on Sunday at the Cumberland County Fair.