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2015 Howard County Fair

This year marks the Howard County Fair's 70th year. Here is a collection of our coverage of the fair so far, including first-person video of the rides at the fair, the rodeo held earlier in the week, and rememberances from two people who attended the first fair in 1945.

  • Final day at the Howard County Fair

    Final day at the Howard County Fair

    Pictures from the final day of the 70th annual Howard County Fair in West Friendship on Saturday, Aug. 15.

  • Raising poultry a first project for many Howard County 4-Hers

    Raising poultry a first project for many Howard County 4-Hers

    It was mid-afternoon, but there was a rooster crowing in the narrow barn tucked behind the restrooms at the Howard County Fair. Justin Grosko paused to look at it. Though roosters can be territorial and aggressive, it's possible to keep several of them in the same flock, he explained. It's a matter...

  • Letting go at the Howard County 4-H livestock fair

    Letting go at the Howard County 4-H livestock fair

    Cecilia Winkler has been selling animals at the 4-H livestock sale at the Howard County Fair since she was 10 years old. This year, she was determined not to let herself cry. "I sold a pig first," said Cecilia. "It was very emotional. I cried a lot, more than you would think. Especially for a pig."...

  • Friday night at Howard County Fair

    Friday night at Howard County Fair

    Pictures from Friday night at the Howard County Fair, which featured the annual 4-H livestock sale.

  • A day in the life of a 4-H fair family

    A day in the life of a 4-H fair family

    The King family, of Woodbine, are among 4-H families that camp out at the Howard County Fair, getting up early to tend to their livestock and spending the day busy with grooming animals (and themselves) for competitions and enjoying some of the fair entertainment on the midway, before getting the...

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