Top Billing: Four things to do this weekend

No matter the weather, it'll be fair through Sunday.

The annual Anne Arundel County Fair features a mix of new and old-school attractions.


A Hot Wheels Motor Zone, military and emergency vehicles are featured along with favorites such as the hog calling contest and agricultural exhibits.

The fair is held at the county fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Among the attractions each day are pig races. Highlights Friday include a poultry judging contest, rabbit judging contest and an antique tractor pull.

Saturday's events include equestrian demonstrations, a scarecrow-making workshop, an archery contest and a spouse-calling contest (held after the hog calling contest). The fair closes Sunday with events that include a dairy goat show, K9 demonstration and a watermelon eating contest.

Admission is $4 and $6, but bring money for rides and to purchase food and beverages.

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Sing out with the Bratislava Boys' Choir

The Bratislava Boys' Choir from the Republic of Slovakia will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Key Auditorium at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. Annapolis.

The program will include Gregorian chants, Renaissance tunes, and arrangements of folk songs, religious music and contemporary selections. The choir, with a history of more than 60 years, has appeared in television films, motion pictures, and musicals. Although the concert is free, donations are requested. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Change of pace

Local coin collectors will get the chance to indulge their hobby at a coin and currency show, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 2590 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Admission is free. The event is hosted by the Colonial Coin Club.

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Hit the road for a hot rod show

Vintage Tin of Maryland is hosting its 43rd Annual Rod Run & Swap Meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event features cars, food and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $10 to show a car, $10 to reserve a swap meet space and a $5 donation per spectator car.

The show benefits Opportunity Builders Inc. and is at Gerst Farm, 8401 Veterans Highway, Millersville. For more information, call 410-315-9847.