Woodstock Festival (1969)

Harford Farm Fair attendance, events suffered because of inclement weather, organizer says

Harford Farm Fair attendance, events suffered because of inclement weather, organizer says

Aimee O’Neill, co-chair of the Harford County Farm Fair board of directors, describes this year’s fair as the “Woodstock edition” of the annual celebration.

Organizers had to deal with heavy rains nearly every one of the six days — and thunder and lightning on one of them — of the fair last week at the Harford County Equestrian Center in Bel Air. Bad weather, with rain and mud, were a major issue for organizers of the famed three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969.

Forty-nine years later, rain nearly every day of the 31st annual Harford Farm Fair meant cancellation of most outdoor events, closure of grass parking areas and offers of free or reduced-price admission.

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