Chris Moxley and his brother Jim, both third-generation participants in the Howard County Fair, prepare for the annual summer event by walking their pigs and washing their cattle. (Jon Sham/Baltimore Sun Video)

What: 68th annual Howard County Fair

When: Aug. 3-10, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

Where: Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship

Cost: $5 (age 10 and up); $2 (seniors, 62 and up); children under 10, free.

Parking: free

Daily events: For more information, including a schedule and a brochure that can be downloaded, go to