Debbie Heath of Augusta blows up a balloon while working at a game booth.

The 163rd Fryeburg Fair kicked off Sunday with displays of agriculture and thrill rides.

The fair showcases more than 3,000 animals and has the usual fall offerings: harness racing, pig scrambles, exhibition halls and more than 50 rides on the midway.

The event typically draws about 200,000 people a year. Tickets are $10 for adults and ages 65 and over are free. Kids under age 12 are also free.

The fair is Maine’s final agricultural show of 2013.


From left, Katelyn Molleur of Walden, Vt., Angie Brown of Scarborough, Autumn Tremblay of Naples and Sierra Graeff of Scarborough enjoy a ride.