On the first day, they were scrubbing and blow-drying hides, checking inside fuzzy ears, clipping hooves, shearing wool, brushing fur. For the young people showing their cows, horses, swine, goats, alpacas, poultry and rabbits at this year's Baltimore County 4-H Fair at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, it was all about the primping.
But there's a whole lot more that goes on between the time the fair opened Thursday, July 12 with the Shepherd's Lead Contest and Children's Entertainment at 10 a.m., and it will close not long after the Alpaca/Goat/Sheep Agility Contest at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 15.
There's Argoland, an interactive kids activity, being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 and 14, and from 10 a.m. to noon on July 15. Kids can milk a fake cow and learn where the foods they eat come from.
A special pancake breakfast takes place July 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
There are car and cat shows, wool sheep and horse shows, livestock and cake auctions, country line dancing and a homemade icre cream contest.