What's happening when at the fair


The 51st Howard County Fair will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the fairgrounds on Route 144 (Frederick Road) in West Friendship and continue through Aug. 17. Admission is $3 for everyone older than 12 and $15 for a season pass. Monday and Wednesday are all-you-can-ride days on the Midway for $10. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, there will be 50-cent rides. The gate opens at 8 a.m. daily, and events, including rides, animal exhibits and shows, are scheduled as follows:


4-H indoor and home economics entering and judging 8 a.m.

4-H horse and pony show 8: 30 a.m.

Open class indoor exhibit entering 9 a.m.-noon

Midway opens (rides and concessions) about 1 p.m.

Indoor exhibits judging, open class 1 p.m.

Windy Ridge Blue Grass 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Fleece judging seminar (Farm Crops Building) 2 p.m.

4-H bake sale 4 p.m.

Glenelg High School jazz band 5 p.m.

4-H and open Jersey cattle show 5 p.m.

Young Guns performance 8 p.m., 9 p.m.


Draft horse and mule show 8: 30 a.m.

4-H canine show 8: 30 a.m.

Pie-eating contest noon

Pretty animal contest 12: 30 p.m.

Midway opens 1 p.m.

Grand opening parade 2 p.m.

Cow milking contest 3 p.m.

Baltimore Colt Marching Band concert 3 p.m.

Farm queen contest, 4-H mini-fashion show 6 p.m.

4-H baked goods auction 6 p.m.

Laurie Rose and Peter Mealy performance 6 p.m., 7 p.m.

Spur & Stirrup mounted drill team 6: 30 p.m., 7: 30 p.m.

4-H swine showmanship contest 6: 30 p.m.

1% 4-H sheep lead contest 7: 30 p.m.


Open beef cattle show 8 a.m.

Plantation walking horses 10 a.m.

Poultry judging, open 10 a.m.

4-H and FFA poultry show 10 a.m.

Midway opens 1 p.m.

4-H market swine show 5 p.m.

Demonstrations in Household Building, hourly 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Megan Truesdell performance 7: 30 p.m., 8: 45 p.m.


4-H sheep showmanship and market lamb show 8 a.m.

Arabian horse judging 8: 30 a.m.

Crossbred and hunter breeding ponies judging 9 a.m.

4-H and FFA rabbit show 10 a.m.

Midway opens 1 p.m.

4-H beef steer show 3 p.m.

Demonstrations (Household Building), hourly 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

6* Silver Wing performance 7 p.m., 8 p.m.


4-H meat breeds sheep show 9 a.m.

Paint horse show 9 a.m.

4-H breeding sheep fitting contest 10 a.m.

4-H dairy goat show 10 a.m.

East Coast Miniature Horse Club Show 11 a.m.

Midway opens 1 p.m.

Award-winning American Heritage Show 4: 30 p.m., 5: 30 p.m.

4-H lamb, steer, swine, poultry and rabbit sale 6: 30 p.m.

I= Demonstrations (Household Building), hourly 7 p.m.-9 p.m.


4-H wool breeding sheep show 8: 30 a.m.

4-H small pet and wildlife 9 a.m.

Hunter-breeding horses judging 9 a.m.

Shetland pony judging 9: 30 a.m.

Welsh pony judging 9: 30 a.m.

4-H swine electronic carcass class 10 a.m.

Open and 4-H dairy cattle judging, Guernsey 10 a.m.

Open and 4-H dairy cattle judging, Brown Swiss 10 a.m.

4-H horsemanship contest 1 p.m.

4-H rabbit judging contest 1 p.m.

Midway opens 1 p.m.

Competitive barrel racing 6 p.m.

L Open, 4-H dairy cattle judging, Ayrshire and Holstein 6 p.m.

Demonstrations (Household Building), hourly 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

.' Variety and talent show 8 p.m.

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Quarter horse judging 8 a.m.

4-H and open swine breeding show 8: 30 a.m.

4-H bicycle contest 9 a.m.

4-H dairy cattle showmanship 11 a.m.

Midway opens 1 p.m.

Breeding sheep show, open 1 p.m.

Parade of floats 7 p.m.

Browningsville Cornet Band performance 8 p.m.

Demonstrations (Household Building) 8 p.m., 9 p.m.

:. Country Legend performance 9 p.m., 10 p.m.

AUG. 17

Horse show 8: 30 a.m.

4-H dairy and livestock judging contest 9 a.m.

Baby contest and miniature parade 10: 30 a.m.

Horse pull 10: 30 a.m.

Midway opens 11 a.m.

Award-winning American Heritage Shows 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Antique tractor pull 3 p.m.

Demonstrations (Household Building), hourly 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

4-H worm race 4 p.m.

4-H New Zoo Revue 5 p.m.

Knight Brothers performance 8 p.m., 10 p.m.

Awarding of premiums 8 p.m.

Awarding of 4-H special awards 8 p.m.

Awarding of raffles midnight

Pub Date: 8/09/96

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