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Worcester County Fair begins Friday, runs through Sun.

SNOW HILL–The Worcester County Fair kicks off Friday and will continue through Sunday at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, with an array of livestock shows, games, activities and entertainment for all ages.
“There’s a little bit of something to do for the whole family,” said Cindy Morris, fair board member.
Morris said as many as 11,000 people, depending on the weather, have attended the fair in past years. The three-day event is free to attend.
The activities on Friday, will begin with a horse show at 8 a.m. Fair and county agencies will also be in attendance to celebrate Safe Kid’s Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The day will continue with sheep and dairy cow shows, as well as rabbit and poultry judging.
Bidding for the cake and pie auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. The auction is a fundraiser for the fair and the cakes and pies typically go for around $30 or more.
Saturday’s activities will begin with a classic car and truck show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments to the jam session with George Hall from 1-3 p.m. and again from 4-5:30 p.m.
A dance performance by the Pine Steppers will be presented from 3-3:30 p.m. and an adult and youth talent show is scheduled for 6 p.m. where prizes will be awarded to top performers. There will also be a gunfight by the Del Rio Rangers, Native American dancing and storytelling, quilters and Williams Blacksmith and Ironworks.
Beef, meat and dairy goat and swine shows will be presented throughout the day. Children’s activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a limbo contest. Other activities include a watermelon-eating contest, pedal tractor event, Kool Pop eating contest, chicken scratch game, pie-eating and hula hoop contests and an egg toss.
Sunday’s activities will begin with a service by the Snow Hill Mennonite church at 11 a.m. and continue with music by Country Crossroads from 12:30-1:30 p.m. A Breyer horse show and corn hole tournament will also take place. The cost to participate in the tournament is $10 for a team of two.
The Maryland chapter of the Red Knights International Club will present a vintage motorcycle show from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Participation is free and there is no cost to attend the show. Morris said the show returned for the first time after about a three-year absence in 2012. The fair is proud to welcome them back again this year, she said. Registration for the show will begin at noon on Aug. 11 and the judging will begin at 3 p.m.
There will be a variety of food available daily and craft vendors will also be on hand. The fair is open today and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit or call 410-632-1972.