Fair Entertainment

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interested in performing at the howard county fair?

If interested in performing at the fair, please contact: Kathy Patrick - 410.489.7046 or KathleenPat1@aol.com

2018 Entertainment Lineup

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* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Explorer of the Impossible!

Sat (8/4), Mon (8/6), Wed (8/8), Fri (8/10): 11AM, 12:30PM & 2PM   

Second Sat (8/11): 1PM, 2PM & 3PM  

Peter Wood: Explorer of the Impossible shares amazing objects and hilarious comedy (occasionally assisted by his brother, Matt).  Kids and parents enjoy this interactive magic show!

Click here for their website.

Square Dancing Demo

Saturday, August 4, 2018 — 5:00pm

A fun square dancing demo by the Tom Thumb Dance Club.  5:00 pm on the Entertainment Stage, and 7:00 pm in the 4-H Activities Hall.

Click here for their website.

* Appearing at the entertainment stage

The Back Pages Band (Rock)

Saturday, August 4, 2018 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

One of the Mid-Atlantic's top bands, featuring songs from rock's "Golden Decade" (roughly, the ten-year period from 1963 to 1973).

Click here for their website.

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* APPEARING AT THE CONTEST ARENA

SHEEP DOG DEMONSTRATIONS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018 and MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018
BOTH DAYS at 4 PM, 6 PM, and 8 PM

Watch, listen, and learn about the unique partnership between the handler and working sheep dogs. Their skills and talents will be put to the test as they work together to herd sheep around the arena and through various obstacles. These demonstrations will be accompanied by commentary.

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* Appearing at the show pavilion

4-H Champion & Blue Ribbon Baked Goods Auction

Sunday, August 5, 2018 — 4:30pm

Click here for more information.

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* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Blue Grass Friends

Sunday, August 5, 2018 — 5:30pm

Since 1981, Blue Grass Friends has been entertaining crowds with a hard driving, traditional bluegrass sound.

* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Sean Collins & The Backbeats (R&B/Soul)

Sunday, August 5, 2018 — 7:30PM & 9:00pm

A fun Motown and Oldies band. Get ready to hear hits everyone knows and makes you want to get up and dance!

Click here for their website.

* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Appaloosa (Oldies)

Monday, August 6, 2018 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

Appaloosa was formed in early 1971 with an original vision of a full vocal band with steady playing of songs during their performance all the while pleasing the crowd with their party atmosphere. The current line-up is Gordon Holder on lead guitar, Tony Cesenaro on bass, Mike Flaherty (original member) on drums, Ed Knuckey lead vocalist and Chuck Ansell (original member) on keyboards.

Click here for their website.

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* Appearing at the entertainment stage

The Rock & Roll Relics

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

This talented group of musicians concentrates on reproducing the sounds of the songs we grew up with. With all four singing as well, they are able to produce a wide variety of styles from the sweet sound of streetcorner doo-wop, to the exciting '60s sounds of The Beatles, Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas.

Click here for their website.

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* Appearing at the contest arena

AUTO DEMOLITION DERBY - 1st night

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 — 7:00PM
 
(2nd night - Saturday, august 11th, 2018 - 6:00PM)

  • Produced by R & R Productions - Phone #: 859.582.3155
     
  • 6-Cylinder, 8-Cylinder, and Compact 4-Cylinder Automobiles
     
  • To attend this event, spectators will need to pay the General Admission to the Fair and purchase a Demolition Derby ticket for admittance into the Contest Arena.
     
  • Demolition Derby Tickets (The price of General Admission to the Fair is not included):
    • $10.00 - Adults (10 and up)
    • $5.00 - Children (Ages 4-9 yrs.)
    • Free  -  Children (Ages 3 yrs. & under) - Must sit on lap
       
  • Tickets can be purchased during the Fair at the Fair Office and at the gate on the date of the event.
     
  • Interested in participating/competing on Wednesday and/or Saturday night? All Downloadable Entry Blanks which include Rules & Regulations are available below. Please note, there are new rules & regulations for 2018!
     
    • Click here for Entry Blank for Wednesday, August 8th (6-Cylinder & 8-Cylinder Autos)
    • Click here for Entry Blank for Saturday, August 11th (6-Cylinder & 8-Cylinder Autos)
    • Click here for Entry Blank for Wednesday, 8/8 and Saturday 8/11 (Compact 4-Cylinder Autos)
       
  • For more information, please contact 859.582.3155.
     
  • For a second evening of Demolition Derby action, please join us Saturday evening, August 11, 2018, @ 6 PM! Cost of General Admission to the Fair and ticket prices for the Demolition Derby are the same as those for Wednesday night’s event.
     
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* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Sam Grow Band

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Sam’s powerful vocals and highly personal lyrics draw you into his songs as he tells stories of love, heartbreak, and life.

Click here for their website.

Howard County Fair Has Talent - talent and variety show

Thursday, August 9, 2018 — 7:30pm

Songs, dancing, comedy acts, instrumental numbers, etc.!

Contestants will be divided by age into three categories: Children 9 yrs. old and under, Youth 10-15 years old, and Teenage/Adult 16 years old and older.

Premium money will be awarded to all competitors!

Click here for more information including rules and entry form.

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* Appearing at the 4-H Activities hall patio

Browningsville Cornet Band

Thursday, August 9, 2018 — 7:30pm

The Browningsville Cornet Band is an independent, non-profit band supported by donation and by performance fees.  Founded in 1884, it is one of the oldest bands in the region.  Bring the family for a fun evening of music with the Browningsville Cornet Band!

Click here for their website.

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* Appearing at the show pavilion

Howard county 4-h Livestock sale

Friday, August 10, 2018 — special presentations @ 5:45PM, sale @ 6:00PM

Click here for more information. 

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* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Jay Henley & Stone Broke Band

Friday, August 10, 2018 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

Click here for their website.

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* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Baby Contest Miniature Parade

Saturday, August 11, 2018 — 10:00am

Visit the Contests page for full rules and entry info.

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* Appearing at the midway boulevard

Parade of Floats

Saturday, August 11, 2018 — 5:00pm

Visit the Contests page for full rules and entry info.

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* Appearing at the contest arena

AUTO DEMOLITION DERBY - 2nd night

Saturday, August 11, 2018 — 6:00PM

(1st night - wednesday, august 8th, 2018 - 7:00PM) 

  • Produced by R & R Productions - Phone #: 859.582.3155
     
  • 6-Cylinder, 8-Cylinder, and Compact 4-Cylinder Automobiles
     
  • To attend this event, spectators will need to pay the General Admission to the Fair and purchase a Demolition Derby ticket for admittance into the Contest Arena.
     
  • Demolition Derby Tickets (The price of General Admission to the Fair is not included):
    • $10.00 - Adults (10 and up)
    • $5.00 - Children (Ages 4-9 yrs.)
    • Free  -  Children (Ages 3 yrs. & under) - Must sit on lap
       
  • Tickets can be purchased during the Fair at the Fair Office and at the gate on the date of the event.
     
  • Interested in participating/competing on Wednesday and/or Saturday night? All Downloadable Entry Blanks which include Rules & Regulations are available here. Please note, there are new rules & regulations for 2018!
     
    • Click here for Entry Blank for Wednesday, August 8th (6-Cylinder & 8-Cylinder Autos)
    • Click here for Entry Blank for Saturday, August 11th (6-Cylinder & 8-Cylinder Autos)
    • Click here for Entry Blank for Wednesday, 8/8 and Saturday 8/11  (Compact 4-Cylinder Autos)
       
  • For more information, please contact 859.582.3155.

* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Richie Fields (Country)

Saturday, August 11, 2018 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

Richie Fields' earthy country baritone has already given this up-and-coming singer/ songwriter four well-received radio singles and a #1 music video for “Man Enough To Cry” (Y'all Wire).

Known for his energetic live shows, he's toured nationally, playing at many of the country’s most renowned venues, and has opened for many of Country Music’s biggest names

Click here for their website.

Attractions

Daily Events:

Amusement Rides & Games - Hours: 
Mon. (8/6), Tues. (8/7), Wed. (8/8), Thurs. (8/9) and Fri. (8/10):
2:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturdays (8/4 & 8/11) & Sun. (8/5):
12:00pm – 11:00pm

“Kids and Critters” Barn (Located In Barn 6) Hours: 

10:30am - 8:30pm
(CLOSED DAILY FROM 2pm - 4pm)

 

Pig Races - 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, & 8pm
Bingo Hall - Opens Daily at 6pm
Pony Rides - 10am - 10pm
AG Displays - DAILY
Farm Produce - DAILY

Gate Specials:

Armed Forces Day - First Sat. (8/4): Valid Military I.D. gets you in FREE all day (Includes Spouse & Children Under 18)

Senior Day - Tues. (8/7): 62 & Older enter FREE all day

Ride Specials:

Saturday Pay-One-Price (POP):
Both Saturdays (8/4 & 8/11)!
Purchased between 12pm-4pm: $18
Purchased between 4pm-8pm: $23
(Good All Day until Closing)

Sun. (8/5)/Mon. (8/6)/Wed. (8/8)/Fri. (8/10) POP: $20

Tues. (8/7) POP: $12

Thurs. (8/9) “Dollar Ride Day”: Rides $1 Each All Day
(Minimum purchase of $10.00)

Click here to download the schedule of events

* 73rd Annual Howard County Fair

** FAIR SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please refer to this website for latest listing of fair events, times, and locations.