The fair has been a summertime staple of Howard County since the 1940s. Attractions range from amusement park rides and animals to monster trucks, live music and more. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. $2-$5; free for children under 10. howardcountyfair.org.
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