Come one, come all, it is time for the Caroline-Dorchester County Fair! We are growing by leaps and bounds, so gather your family and friends and check us out August 3rd – 6th and be ready to have a blast.
There is something for everyone! For the animal lovers there will be livestock topped off by an auction, a pet contest, and a dress a goat contest. 4-Hers, as well as adults, will have “the fruits of their labor” on display so come and see if you agree with the judge’s ribbon placement. On Wednesday night there is a Cake Auction where you can bid on some very creative cakes. There will be food available to interest all pallets, and a special dinner each night. There will be entertainment like music, magic, and amusements as well as many contests that include crowning fair royalty and a Baby Contest. For more details see our complete schedule by going to our website www.caroline-dorchestercountyfair.org/index.html or http://extension.umd.edu/caroline-county/4-h-youth/generic-fair-event-information and click on, “schedule of events”.
There are a few special days that need mentioning. Wednesday, August 3rd is free admission. Please say thank you to the Caroline and Dorchester County Chambers of Commerce for sponsoring this special night. Also, a big thank you to Nagel Crop Insurance for free ice cream (with coupon). Thursday, August 4th is the Fair Board’s way of giving back to the community. If you bring a canned food item for the MD Food Bank your admission is only $1 per person. Thursday is also Children’s Day from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., story time is at 11 a.m., games are at 12 p.m. and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. all amusement rides are $1.
Highlights of the 2016 Caroline-Dorchester Fair include outhouse races, an opening night tradition (August 3rd). Thursday, August 4th is the crab cake dinner and the entertainment for the evening will be the Jones Boys. Friday, August 5th, come see the fish mobile and Scales and Tales and learn about nature and the environment. The evening dinner is Pit Beef and the entertainment will be the Hired Guns. Saturday, August 6th we are bringing back a car show. You may want to stay and enjoy the chicken BBQ and be entertained by Flatland Drive. Later that evening you can “rock the night away” with The Fabulous Hubcaps beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets for that event will be $15.
With so much to offer, we hope to see you at the Caroline-Dochester County Fair in August!