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County Fair returns Friday through Sunday in Snow Hill

8/7/14 | By Clara Vaughn, Staff Writer/Ocean City Today

SNOW HILL—The Worcester County Fair is back with livestock shows, talent contests, a car show, cake auctions and classic Eastern Shore fare this weekend in Snow Hill.

The free festivities for all ages kick off Friday and last through Sunday in Byrd Park.

“It’s a family affair,” said Cindy Morris, Worcester County 4-H program coordinator, of the fair that’s been a county staple for more than 20 years. “There’s a little bit of something for the whole family.”

The fair begins Friday with a horse show at 8 a.m. followed by Worcester Celebrates Safe Kids Day, a collaboration of local community organizations to provide information on safety as well as giveaways from at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Livestock judging also begins at 11 a.m. with more than 100 sheep, cattle, rabbits and chickens present for viewing on the fairgrounds.

At 6:30 p.m., bidding starts at the benefit auction highlighted by the fair’s prize-winning cakes, helping offset the costs of putting on the event, Morris said. There will also be certificates by fair vendors up for auction.

A children’s talent show takes place at 7 p.m., accepting “just about any acts” to compete for cash prizes, Morris said.

The fairgrounds will close at 8 p.m.

Festivities start again Saturday at 11 a.m. with a Classic Car & Truck Show featuring more than 50 vehicles. All afternoon, children can participate in activities such a limbo contest, watermelon-eating contest, pie-eating contest and hula hoop contest.

Livestock judging continues throughout the day with goat and swine shows. Then at night, an adult talent show takes place at 6 p.m. before the fair closes at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, the Worcester County Fair opens at 11 a.m. with a church service by Bayside Community Church followed by live music by Country Crossroads.

There will be 4-H activities for youth starting at 11:30 a.m., a Breyer horse show at 12:30 p.m. and old-fashioned games starting at 12:30 p.m.

Attendees can sign up Sunday for a cornhole tournament at 1:30 p.m. before the awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

Depending on the weather, up to 6,000 attend the annual Worcester County Fair, Morris said.

“A lot of people think that the fair is just a 4-H fair, but it’s not. It’s a county fair, so it’s open to everyone,” she said. “There’s something for everybody to do.”

For more information, visit www.worcestercountyfair.com or search for “Worcester County Fair” on Facebook.

To get to the fair, follow Route 113 into Snow Hill. At Market Street (Route 113 business), go through town to Byrd Park on the right. Admission and parking are free for the event.

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