August 26th – 28th, 2022
Ossippee Valley Fairgrounds
Hiram, Maine

Enjoy a weekend of family fun, entertainment and BBQ.

Friday, August 26 th “Shriner and friends Parade” and barn dance with DJ Ron Parker. BBQ food trucks and the Greenleaf square and compass club will be open. $5 admission.

Saturday, August 27 th Opening Ceremonies 9:00am, motorcycle and ATV rides depart 10am, corn hole tournament, vendors, HOT wing eating contest, people’s choice contest (you sample and vote), KCBS Rib cook-off and public auction of the best pork ribs, Kids Que competition, Hartstone Farms of Charleston, Maine will have samples of their %100 grass fed Maine beef, plus Live music from The Parkers. Shrine patient testimonials throughout the day. $5 admission

Sunday, August 28 th Some of the best KCBS BBQ Pit Masters will be in Hiram, Maine to compete for points and prize money in the KCBS Master Series competition. Some of the teams were featured on the food networks new show BBQ USA. They are laser focused on presenting award winning BBQ to the judges in a very short time frame. Six samples ea. of Chicken at 12:00, pork shoulder at 12:30, Pork ribs at 1:00 and Brisket at 1:30. Then they wait to have scores tallied and announced at the awards ceremony at 3:00.

Most of all we want to show the public what the Shriners do
and how we “Kare for Kids”. It’s an amazing story, but most of all “It’s worth it”

BBQ Competitions

To register to compete please complete the online registration below or download the form here to mail in along with payment.

Registration is not complete without payment. If you completed the form but have not made a payment, please do so by clicking here


  1. FEES: Camping sites are $30 per night. Rental is from Thursday to Sunday. All fees must be paid
    prior to moving camper / tent onto site.
  2. Water and electricity are provided at each campsite. 30amp plug-in (limited number of 50amp
    sites – first come, first serve)
  3. DUMPING STATION: There is a dumping station at the rear of the fairgrounds. All waste water
    must be held in your holding tank. NO WASTE WATER OR MATTER IS TO BE DUMPED ONTO THE
  4. Camper Trailers will be permitted to set up Thursday night and must be removed by Sunday
    evening – unless other arrangements are made.
  5. CAMPING ATTENDANTS will assist you with locating your campsite and help guide you into the
  6. CAMPING RULES: General campground rules, courtesies and quiet time hours should be followed.
  8. PERSONAL ALCHOHOL: Personal alcohol is permitted on the Fairground premises. As a courtesy to
    others, please keep it concealed in public areas.


To register for a campsite please complete the online registration below or download the form here to mail in along with payment.

Motorcycle & ATV Ride

Motorcycle & ATV Ride Information and Registration


  1. FEES: $25.00 per vehicle. No charge for passengers. Includes one event shirt (Additional shirts are available for
    purchase with pre-registration. Limited quantity available onsite)
  2. RIDES:
    A; The Motorcycle ride is organized and led by the Masonic Widows Sons Grand Chapter of Maine. Please ride safe
    and observe all riding rules of the road. The ride will depart after the opening ceremony approximately 10:00am and
    return to the event site at approximately 1:00pm.
    B; The ATV ride is organized and led by the Kora Shriners. Please ride safe and be considerate of private properties
    that we will be riding on. The ATV ride will depart after the opening ceremony to a designated starting location
    outside the fairgrounds and return to the starting point at approximately 1:00pm. No Dirt bikes, please.
  3. PRE-REGISTRATION PACKET: There will be a packet for all preregistered guests at the registration table with event
    shirt, and other information.
  4. GENERAL EVENT RELEASE FORM required for all participants. Download form here.

Details & Directions

The Kare for Kids Ride-In and BBQ Competition is an annual event to support, raise awareness and celebrate the good works of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We invite Shrine Patients and family members to share their success stories and, if they choose, join with a professional BBQ team who will mentor them in the Kids Que competition.

One of the weekend activities is a fully sanctioned KCBS Master Series BBQ competition. Some of the best BBQ pit masters from as far away as Virginia, Kansas City, Canada and all along the East Coast and New England have competed in our event and are excited to return again this year. If you love BBQ this is the place to be for sampling at our people’s choice contest, try some tasty treats from our vendors, meet the pit masters and get a few pointers or compete against them.

 Friday:   Shriners Parade

                     BBQ food trucks

                     Barn dance with DJ Ron Parker


Saturday:   Opening ceremonies

                     Motorcycle ride led by the Masonic Widows Sons Grand Chapter

                     ATV ride led by the Kora ATV club

                     Cornhole tournament

                     Kids Que

                     People’s Choice BBQ competition

                     KCBS one meat competition

                     Live Music entertainment “The Parkers”


Sunday:     KCBS Master Series BBQ Competition


Ossipee Valley Fair is located at 291 South Hiram Road in South Hiram, Maine – just 45 minutes west of Portland.

From the Portland area, take Route 25 west to Cornish. Bear right on the South Hiram Road at Moulton Lumber Company. The fairgrounds are 2 miles from Route 25 on the South Hiram Road.

From New Hampshire, take Route 25 east to the village of Kezar Falls. Just before the bridge, turn left on Bridge Street – then right on Main Street (which becomes South Hiram Road at the town line).

The fairgrounds are just 2 miles from Route 25 from either direction. See you there!


Join us as a craft, trade, or food vendor!

To register please complete the online registration below or download the form here to mail in along with payment.

Hot Wing eating contest

If you like it HOT…

Enter the HOT WING eating contest if you dare!
Space is limited to the first 25 daredevils.
Entry fee is $20
Special trophy and bragging rights to the winner.
We will have five categories from mild to wicked hot.
You must eat 3 wings per category and hold for one minute before proceeding to next category.
Last one standing is the winner.
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