Sunday, August 12, 2018

What did you miss last week? The fabulous Howard County, MD, fair - with dogs

See you next year: August 3-10, 2019

When is the last time you took the kids to a county fair? When is the last time you went to a county fair? When you were a kid?

You missed it again. Sorry. But mark your calendars for next year. West Friendship. Easy to get to – routes 32 and 70. And some days are even free if you qualify but you will want to go almost every day. If you go on a weekday, there are hardly any crowds but the rides at night are the most fun.

See the bunnies and chickens and beef and dairy cattle. Big and small. See the goats and sheep.

This year we saw pig races – and a duck race! Really. Four times a day – noon, 3, 6 and 9 pm.

Real cows and fake cows. Can you tell them apart?

Have you ever pumped water?

And horses. And girls on horses. And hot, tired girls on hot, tired horses.

Learn about the RovingRadish.

And the food and the rides and the fun.
(Some people go to the fair just for the food – fried Oreos. Corn dogs. Lemonade. Cotton candy. Pretzels.)

And the contests – you can enter artwork, cooking and canning, needlework – even a table setting. Or show your sheep or goat or even your dog (join the 4H club, the Happy Hounds – you don’t have to live on a farm)

See you next year!