Seasonal workers in Maine brace for long winter amid coronavirus
There’ll be no crowing this year at Fryeburg Fair’s annual Handsome Rooster contest – a poultry staple of Maine’s largest festival – with participants submitting snapshots online as part of a week-long “virtual fair” on Facebook and Instagram. The Pig Scramble Gamble, Gorgeous Goat competition, and Moo-La-Palooza are also going virtual this October amid the coronavirus pandemic.
March and April saw thousands of “we-regret-to-inform-you” messages on social media about summertime festivals, weddings and camps dotting Maine’s coast and countryside.
“We hope to see you August 4-8, 2021,” a neon blue notice atop the website of Maine’s Annual Lobster Festival flashes. “We hope to see you all next year,” the Machias Blueberry Festival advertises. “Be Well!”