FARMINGTON — The return of spring signals fishermen and foragers to head out in pursuit of brook trout and fiddleheads.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the fourth annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival will celebrate those local food traditions.

Crowds will gather at the north end of the University of Maine at Farmington campus to enjoy live acoustic music, learn about responsible harvesting and safe preparation of fiddlehead ferns, meet local farmers and food vendors, learn homesteading skills at demonstration talks and more.

The free outdoor festival will feature a farmers’ market and supervised children’s activities, including a farm animal petting zoo.

Last year, hundreds of people from across the state and beyond participated in the Tent Talk demonstrations, danced to the music of fiddlers and other local musicians, tasted local products and befriended baby farm animals.

FMI:, email at [email protected] or call Luke at 778-7096.

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