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Really, 20 years? [Editorial]

It doesn’t seem possible that two decades have passed since the Mason Dixon Fair started.

Yet, there it is, the 20th version of the annual fair – billed as Farms, Families, Fairs, Fun! - in its final days.

Just north of the Mason Dixon Line off of Maryland Route 165 that becomes Pennsylvania Route 74, photos of the midway and carnival-like atmosphere, may leave an incomplete picture of the fair’s nature.

Here’s what those who make it happen for a week each July says about the fair on its official website:

“The Fair Directors and Fair Department Committee Personnel comprise a unique blend of farmers, business persons and public spirited individuals who value service above personal gain. Many of them take time from their regular occupations to spend long days working for or at the Fair.The six day event provides friendly competition among neighbors and a wholesome, educational atmosphere for all ages. Farmers and small gardeners can compare their produce at one central location. Children can learn to appreciate quality food products and farm animals.”

Though we’re surprised by how quickly the Mason Dixon Fair’s first 20 years passed, we’re not the least bit surprised that those in the North Harford area or the adjoining Pennsylvania community have been so successful starting such an event and keeping it going.

The only thing left to say is there’s just today and Saturday to enjoy the Mason Dixon Fair before it’s gone until next year.

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