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July 30, 2013
What: 68th annual Howard County Fair When: Aug. 3-10, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Where: Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship Cost: $5 (age 10 and up); $2 (seniors, 62 and up); children under 10, free. Parking: free Daily events: For more information, including a schedule and a brochure that can be downloaded, go to http://www.howardcountyfair.org
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Forget what you think you know about a mule being an obstinate creature, given to sitting down with a frustrated rider on its back if the impulse strikes. Madison and Miranda Iager of Woodbine say they will be working to debunk the "stubborn as a mule" myth when they compete Thursday on Gato and Misdemeanor at the Howard County Fair in the Maryland High School Rodeo Association's first appearance since forming in November. "Gato is super funny, always trying to make you laugh," said Madison, 15. "And he's very, very personable.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 4, 2013
While Saturday morning marked the opening of the 68th annual Howard County Fair, you might not have realized it walking through the fairgrounds in West Friendship. With the amusement rides not yet open and a gray sky overhead, the grounds and exhibits halls exuded a calm serenity not associated with a fair atmosphere. And that's exactly the way Catonsville resident Donna Fisher and her family like it. "We look forward to it evey year," said Fisher, who has been coming to the fair since she was a girl.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
If there was a lesson to be learned at the mule pull and mule jump at the Howard County Fair, it was this: If a mule doesn't want to do something, it won't. In the dusty ring Saturday morning, farmers called mules, cajoled them and even tried to dizzy them by leading them in circles. Some farmers jumped up in the air to encourage the beasts to leap over a plastic bar; the mules paid them no mind. "Mules are a lot different than horses," said Mary Streaker, who, along with her husband, Howard, organized the mule pull at the fair for the past five years.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
If there was a lesson to be learned at the mule pull and mule jump at the Howard County Fair, it was this: If a mule doesn't want to do something, it won't. In the dusty ring Saturday morning, farmers called mules, cajoled them and even tried to dizzy them by leading them in circles. Some farmers jumped up in the air to encourage the beasts to leap over a plastic bar; the mules paid them no mind. "Mules are a lot different than horses," said Mary Streaker, who, along with her husband, Howard, organized the mule pull at the fair for the past five years.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
With Maura McGraw running beside her, Penny the French hound hurtles through the 24-foot-long tunnel of red nylon in her owners' backyard in Woodbine. And when the 7-year-old pooch races out the other end, Maura is there, waiting to heap on the praise. Not to be outdone, even at age 11, Bosco the yellow Labrador retriever takes his eagerly awaited turn with Maura, proving he still has what it takes. Both dogs also practice jumping hurdles and other skills. While cows, pigs, goats, horses and sheep all come to mind when 4-H is mentioned, dogs are doing their best to upstage the traditional livestock stars of the Howard County Fair.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | July 27, 1995
Some families go to the beach or the mountains for summer vacation. Not the Bullock family.Parents Sue and Fred spend the summer with children Jamie of Glenelg High School, Curtis of Mount View Middle School and Emma of West Friendship Elementary School getting ready for the Howard County Fair.They began their four-year fair odyssey with one rabbit. Now 13-year-old Jamie has covered a wall in her room with Howard County Fair 4-H ribbons.Jamie, Curtis and Emma, members of the West Friendship Livestock 4-H Club, will show nine rabbits and five market lambs at this year's 50th Howard County Fair.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2004
The Howard County Fair kicks off its 59th year tomorrow in West Friendship, offering its customary mix of agriculture, education and entertainment through Aug. 14. Daily animal shows will give 4-H members and open class competitors an opportunity to compete with their cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry and rabbits. Ten horse shows will feature a variety of breeds, and a home arts competition will include more than 800 categories, including fine arts, crafts, baked goods, and flowers and herbs.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | August 17, 1995
Carrie Brown of Glenelg is the 1995 Howard County Fair farm queen. A recent Glenelg High School graduate, 17-year-old Carrie will study nursing at Frederick Community College next year.She will represent Howard County at the Maryland State Fair Farm Queen contest in September. Carrie, the daughter of James and Linda Brown of Triadelphia Lake View Farm, was a four-year varsity basketball player at Glenelg. She won ribbons this week for the two pigs she showed at the fair, and she will show her Jersey cow in the dairy cattle competition this morning.
NEWS
By SALLY BUCKLER | August 18, 1994
The fun, games, entertainment and more continue through midnight Saturday at the Howard County Fair.The fairgrounds open at 8 a.m., and today you can see horse and pony contests; swine, dairy cattle and rabbit judging; and the annual Amateur Variety Show Contest, which begins at 8 p.m.Tomorrow at 7 p.m. is the traditional Parade of Floats, and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, parents will parade their infants and toddlers under-age 3 in decorated carriages, wagons...
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
The stranger showed up Tuesday morning at the Jacob family home in Sykesville in a black car with six chickens and a bundle of apologies. The mystery of the Sykesville chicken heist was solved. "I swear to you, you couldn't make this up," said Karen Jacob, counting the family's egg-laying hens Tuesday and finding that they once again added up to 20, not 14, as was the case late last Sunday. She and her husband and two sons had come home from dinner at her mother's in Glen Burnie to find someone had left a note and $40 cash at the door, and six of their 20 egg-laying hens were gone.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
Howard County was Richard Holmes' stage. When the Elkridge resident wasn't performing as Santa Claus at nursing homes, acting with local theater troupes or serving as a Howard historian on a local government access television show, he was displaying his expertise as a poultry enthusiast at county fairs. Mr. Holmes, 81, who passed away Sept. 26, will be remembered at a memorial service in December at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City, where he attended. Longtime friend Wendy Feaga said Mr. Holmes took part in several drama productions at the church — including one where he entered as Santa Claus on a scooter cart.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 4, 2013
While Saturday morning marked the opening of the 68th annual Howard County Fair, you might not have realized it walking through the fairgrounds in West Friendship. With the amusement rides not yet open and a gray sky overhead, the grounds and exhibits halls exuded a calm serenity not associated with a fair atmosphere. And that's exactly the way Catonsville resident Donna Fisher and her family like it. "We look forward to it evey year," said Fisher, who has been coming to the fair since she was a girl.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
John R. Graybeal, a Howard County farm employee, was killed July 26 in a single-car crash in Woodbine. He was 22. Mr. Graybeal was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta southwest on Daisy Road in Woodbine when he failed to negotiate a curve. His car left the road and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene, as was a passenger, Leah Christine McElgunn, 20, of Catonsville. Howard County police told The Baltimore Sun that excessive speed appeared to be the cause of the accident.
NEWS
July 30, 2013
What: 68th annual Howard County Fair When: Aug. 3-10, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Where: Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship Cost: $5 (age 10 and up); $2 (seniors, 62 and up); children under 10, free. Parking: free Daily events: For more information, including a schedule and a brochure that can be downloaded, go to http://www.howardcountyfair.org
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
If you want to live in Howard County, one of Maryland's fastest-growing jurisdictions, where it's competitive - and can be pricey - to buy a home, consider attending the 7th Annual Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair. The fair is expected to have more than 1,000 attendees and dozens of real estate professionals on hand for group and individual education sessions about buying and renting. The free event, sponsored by the Howard County government, is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Long Reach High School in Columbia.
NEWS
By SALLY BUCKLER | July 6, 1995
Young and old in Western Howard County are preparing for the Howard County Fair, which will begin Aug. 12 at the fairgrounds in West Friendship.Have you thought about entering something in the fair? You don't have to raise animals or live on a farm to do so.Two years ago, I entered blueberry jam, whole wheat rolls and sweet pickles. I was delighted to win two ribbons.A 4-year-old showed me her dozen ribbons in August and told me about the ribbons her grandmother had won. There is no mystery to entering.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | July 28, 1994
The 49th annual Howard County Fair, a traditional fair featuring exhibits, animals, contests, craft demonstrations, food, entertainment and amusement, begins Aug. 13.The weeklong event will be open each day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Animal exhibits and shows for open class and 4-H are scheduled each day. You will be able to see cattle, sheep, swine, horses, goats, rabbits, poultry and waterfowl. Pig races will be held daily. The petting zoo, which was new last year, will be open each day.This year, planners of the fair found an antique tractor collection, which will be on display all week.
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
With Maura McGraw running beside her, Penny the French hound hurtles through the 24-foot-long tunnel of red nylon in her owners' backyard in Woodbine. And when the 7-year-old pooch races out the other end, Maura is there, waiting to heap on the praise. Not to be outdone, even at age 11, Bosco the yellow Labrador retriever takes his eagerly awaited turn with Maura, proving he still has what it takes. Both dogs also practice jumping hurdles and other skills. While cows, pigs, goats, horses and sheep all come to mind when 4-H is mentioned, dogs are doing their best to upstage the traditional livestock stars of the Howard County Fair.
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By Rebekah Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2011
Information technology analyst Jason Hough, whose family has been raising cattle in Mount Airy for six decades, would rather work with the shorthorn heifers, Angus cattle and Yorkshire pigs on his family farm than with circuit boards or disk drives. Despite heavy rain in spring and intensive midsummer heat that have delayed the ripening of crops, Hough and other local farmers anticipate a strong showing at the Howard County Fair. "I don't know how we wouldn't go to the fair," Hough said.
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