The town of Fort Fairfield straddles the Aroostook River and borders New Brunswick, Canada, in Aroostook County.
Fort Fairfield, like other "County" towns, takes pride in its generations-old potato farms. The local and county-wide potato crop is celebrated each July during the Maine Potato Blossom Festival, held when thousands of acres of potato plants are colored with white and pink flowers. The nine-day festival features farmer olympics, road races, arts and crafts, a big parade, fireworks and mashed potato wrestling.
The Frontier Heritage Historical Society leads the way in preserving and documenting Fort Fairfield's human and industrial history. The Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum is located in an 1875 Canadian-Pacific Railroad station, and has an outdoor display of rail cars and a locomotive. The restored 1848 McIntosh one-room schoolhouse stands next door, and was one of the first public buildings in town. The original blackboards are still in place along with two privy compartments, for girls and boys.
A replica of the Fort Fairfield Blockhouse stands along Main Street. The historic site and museum tells the story of the Bloodless Aroostook War of 1839, and is filled with artifacts from early Fort Fairfield history including agricultural items, antiques, photographs and documents.
Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are popular activities on the Aroostook River. Town roads are great for bicycling, and local trails are popular for mountain biking and running. Snowmobiling and cross country skiing are favorite activities during winter months. The experience at the public 18-hole Aroostook Valley Country Club is truly international, with the parking lot and pro shop in Fort Fairfield and the clubhouse and all holes in Four Falls, New Brunswick.
F.A.R.M. Park hosts the County Gospel and County Bluegrass festivals each year, and a Community Market is open May through October offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, organic pork products, flowering plants, jewelry, baskets, woodworking, and baked goods made by members of the local Amish community.