there are actually a few different dialects in Maine depending on where you live. It is really a thick one like on the show in some of the coastal towns that are fishing villages in the Down East Coast areas like Machias, East Port, Friendship, Bar Harbor, etc... the further south you go the less you notice it. However, the further inland you go there is something totally different from that of the coast, especially if they live in the foothills and mountains like I do. You get up in the potato country or northern part of the state and it is much like that of Western Maine where the foothills and mountains are except you get a lot of farm analogies.
The other thing is we all take The Fair very seriously. For some people, that is a way of life. Who grows the biggest pumpkin, whose cattle can haul the most weight the longest distance, whose tractor can go the fastest...oh yes, very important take place at the fair. Last year a news reporter grew his own pumpkin and it weighed in at more than 1200 lbs.