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Howard County Fair highlights

The Howard County Fairgrounds are at Exit 80 of Interstate 70 in West Friendship. The fair ends Saturday. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Parking is free. Admission is free for children younger than 10, $4 for age 10 and older; and $2 for seniors 62 and older. Information and complete schedule: www.howardcountyfair.com or 410-442-1022.

Today: Seniors admitted free 9 a.m. to noon. Rides $1 each all day; 8 a.m., Arabian, half-Arabian and open horse shows; 9 a.m., Shetland and Welsh pony shows; 10 a.m., senior expo.

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Tomorrow: "All you can ride" on the amusement rides for $12; 10 a.m., Hands on History, miniature horse show, English /western play day horse show; 6:15 p.m., 4-H livestock sale.

Thursday: Rides $1 each all day; 8 a.m., hunters and breeding horse show; 7 p.m., amateur variety talent show.

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Friday: Health and Wellness Day); 8 a.m., quarter horse show; 10 a.m., health fair; 7 p.m., parade of floats.

Saturday: 8 a.m., 4-H rocketry contest; 10:30 a.m., baby contest and miniature parade, 26th annual horse pull; 3 p.m., ninth annual antique tractor pull.

Every day will feature a petting zoo and agricultural education center, magicians and clowns, pig races, pony rides, 4-H and home arts demonstrations, 4-H and open livestock shows, amusement rides and games, and health and lifestyle seminars.


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