Neighborly state fairIf the Maryland State Fair ended too...


September 05, 1996

Neighborly state fair

If the Maryland State Fair ended too soon for you, take a short trip north.

The York County Fair begins tomorrow and continues through Sept. 14. It takes place at the York County Fairgrounds and features all the expected exhibits, including livestock and carnival rides.

As of press time, the scheduled grandstand performers were: Sept. 6, Julio Iglesias; Sept. 7, Vince Gill; Sept. 8, the Statlers; Sept. 9, Michael Bolton; Sept. 12, Alan Jackson; Sept. 13, Alabama; Sept. 14, Billy Ray Cyrus. All except the Statlers will begin their shows at 8 p.m. The Statlers will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday night. There is an additional charge to attend the performances.

To get to the York County Fairgrounds, take I-83 north to Pennsylvania. Take Exit 5 (St. George St.-Business 83). Turn left at the second traffic light (Country Club Road). Follow and turn right onto Richland Avenue. Proceed on Richland then turn left on Market Street and follow to the fairgrounds.

Admission to the York County Fair is $4 adults; $1 ages 6-11; free for children 5 and under. Parking is $4. For information on the York County Fair, call (717) 848-2596. For information on grandstand tickets, call (717) 848 2033. A train robbery is the highlight this weekend on the Eastern Shore.

The Great Tuckahoe/Chesapeake Train Robbery, sponsored by the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center, will be re-enacted Saturday in Caroline County, and festivities will take place at three different sites.

Hot-air balloons will lift off before festivities in Greensboro at 6: 30 a.m. At Ridgely, activities begin at 7 a.m., when the food vendors open for breakfast. At Tuckahoe State Park, Civil War re-enactors, Revolutionary War re-enactors, a Native American Village and petting zoo will be featured beginning at 9 a.m. Among other performers will be Paden's Posse Wild West Show and Bill Tull and Company. For a small fee, visitors may board trains at Greensboro and Ridgely at various times. Trains will be "robbed" by Tuckahoe Equestrian Bad Guys during each train ride.

The Great Tuckahoe/Chesapeake Train Robbery is a fund-raising effort of Tuckahoe Equestrian Center Foundation Inc., benefiting its Barn Restoration Project. Activities officially start at 8 a.m. and continue until 5: 30 p.m. $2.50 for information packets with shuttle bus pass.

To get to the festivities, take U.S. 50 east across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Turn east on Route 404. Take a left on Route 480 and follow the signs. Shuttle buses will transport visitors from the parking area. For more information, call (410) 820-2914 or (410) 479-1183.

Pub Date: 9/05/96

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