SNOW HILL — For those looking for some free fun during a summer of spending or anyone who would like to spend the day walking along the scenic Pocomoke River, the 2016 Worcester County Fair will be held Aug. 12-14.
The fair will be held in Snow Hill’s Byrd Park across 12 acres that stretch along the Pocomoke River.
Dogs are welcome providing that they are kept leashed. Dog-friendly activities are also planned for the fair.
Friday and Saturday’s fair hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The fair on Sunday kicks off early at 8 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.
At the county fair, there are 32 classes one can register for.
“Previous years, we’ve only had 10-13 classes,” said Susan Todd, Fair board member and participant for over 30 years.
Preregistration ends Aug. 10 and costs $5 per class. Late registration is available the day of the fair for $8.
In the past, the fair has only been open to vendors and livestock exhibitors of Worcester, Wicomico, and Accomack counties. This year is an “open show,” meaning the fair is available to beyond those three counties.
Staples of the Worcester County Fair that visitors can expect to see again are the Classic Car and Truck Show on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Sunday, Aug. 14 Horse Show at 8 a.m. and the various shows featuring livestock.
New this year will be the Home Depot wood working workshop located in the Children’s Tent on Friday and adult bingo on Saturday. Both bingo and the 50/50 raffles are sponsored in part by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bishopville Fire Department. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Bishopville Fire Department to put towards the several hundred thousand dollar cost of a new fire truck.
The Worcester County Fair offers an experience unique from the big bustling state fairs.
“It’s a tradition. It brings the farming community and the 4H community together,” said Todd, who added the county fair is an opportunity for local friendly competition.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit worcestercountyfair.com.