Mason-dixon Fair

THE BIG THREE

July 03, 2008|By JENNIFER CHOI

On Monday , the 10th annual Mason-Dixon Fair kicks off in Delta, Pa., near the Maryland border. For six days, the event offers activities, contests and exhibits that mainly focus on agriculture. The fair features motorcycle and four-wheeler drag races, farm and home exhibits, draft horse and antique tractor pulls, a watermelon-eating contest, the Fair Princess competition, a parade, fireworks and more. Performers include Dark Whiskey, Detour, Re-Creation, Open Swine Show and The Legends.

Hours are 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. The venue is the Mason Dixon Fairgrounds, 6988 Delta Road, Delta, Pa. $3 Monday-Thursday and Saturday night; $5 Friday night; free 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday ; and free for children 6 years old and younger. Go to masondixonfair.com.

Jennifer Choi

COMMON GROUND

As part of Common Ground Tradition Week I, McDaniel College hosts several evening events for the public, Monday through July 11. The program includes dance performances by Sankofa Dance Theater, Frederick Park and the Vanavers, an evening of blues music, and a Latino and gospel night. Folk music artists Bob and Skye Zentz, Jeanne McDougall and Joe Hickerson join several others for the Americana Concert. The event also features a performance by Maryland Playback Ensemble, a student art show and more.

Times and prices vary. The college is at 2 College Hill, Westminster. Call 410-857-2771 or go to commongroundonthehill.com.

Jennifer Choi

A gem of a show

All that glitters is not gold at the International Gem & Jewelry Show, which runs tomorrow through Sunday. In some cases, it's silver, diamonds, opals and rubies. The event, which has a retail and a wholesale section, features a wide selection of items, including watches, earrings, necklaces, rings and settings, and more than 230 dealers from around the world. Visitors can also get on-site jewelry sizing and repairs and free jewelry cleaning.

The show runs noon-6 p.m. tomorrow , 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. No strollers or cameras allowed. $7 per person, with free return entrance. Free for children younger than 16 with adult. Call 301-294-1640 or go to intergem.net.

Jennifer Choi

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