One of the summer season's most delightful family diversions started this week with the opening of the Cecil County Fair. Until closing day on Aug. 3, the Fair Hill Fairgrounds will be filled with 4-H produce and animal exhibits. There will be a demolition derby, tractor pulls and horse and livestock shows.
Throughout Maryland, 15 other county fairs will be held between now and the end of September. A cow milking contest and pig auction are among attractions at the Somerset County Fair in Princess Anne (Aug. 1-3), logging displays and numerous agricultural education exhibits are draws at the Harford County Farm Fair in Bel Air (Aug. 1-4), antique farm equipment can be seen at the Washington County Ag Expo in Hagerstown (Aug. 5-10).
The Howard County Fair in West Friendship (Aug. 10-17) and the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg (Aug. 16-24) are among the biggies of the season, which closes with the Calvert County Fair in Prince Frederick (Sept. 25-29). In between are such favorites as the Anne Arundel County Fair in Crownsville (Sept. 11-15), featuring country singer Tammy Wynette, and the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick (Sept. 17-21).