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July 07, 2005|By Erica Kritt

Summer fair

Cross the Mason-Dixon line anytime next week to be a part of the Mason-Dixon Fair. The seventh annual fair will begin Monday and run through July 16. The week's events include games and activities for children, tractor pulls, cattle shows and rides. The fair will crown its queen and Miss Mason and Mr. Dixon on Monday. Also, the animal dress-up contest is July 15.

There will be nightly entertainment from bands and a performance by Deana Carter on July 15. The festivities culminate on July 16 with the fireman's parade and fireworks to follow.

FOR THE RECORD - A Best Bet in yesterday's LIVE section listed an incorrect title for a King Tut exhibit at Washington's National Geographic Museum. The exhibit is called Tut Unwrapped.
The Sun regrets the error.

The Mason-Dixon Fair at the Mason-Dixon Fairgrounds is on the line off Route 74 in Delta, Pa. The fair begins on Monday and runs till July 16. The fairgrounds are open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through July 15 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16. Admission is $2 Monday through July 14, $5 July 15 and free July 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A parade and fireworks will conclude the night's events. Free admission for children under 6. Rides extra. Visit www.masondixon fair.com.

Tut exhibit

Travel to ancient Egypt and visit with King Tut, the Boy King. Learn about his life and times at the exhibit Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the National Geographic Museum in Washington. Photographs from expeditions and medical findings will be on display to reveal the much-studied life of Tutankhamen. Among the materials on exhibit will be X-rays taken in the '60s and '70s as well as CT scans taken this year.

The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 21 at the National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall on the corner of 17th and M streets in Washington. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. Call 202-857-7588.

Artrain

The Canalfest/Railfest in Cumberland is getting a new paint job. The annual festival this year welcomes Artrain USA. Artrain is a national touring art exhibit on a train. This year, the train is making a stop at the festival - the only stop in Maryland. The exhibit is titled Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture.

The art on the train deals with Native American art through various perspectives. There will be paintings, sculptures and beadwork by 54 Native-American artists from various tribes.

The Artrain will pull into the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Station, Harrison and South Mechanic streets in Cumberland, tomorrow and stay through Sunday. The exhibit is open and free to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Canalfest/Railfest will also have events during the weekend. Call 301-724-3655 for information on the Canalfest/Railfest and 301-777-ARTS for information on Artrain.

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