From the Harford County Farm Fair Inc.:
The 26th Annual Harford County Farm Fair will be held from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Since the first Harford County Farm Fair was held in 1988, this annual event has been held at the Harford County Equestrian Center, which is publicly owned by theHarford County Government and is part of the Heavenly Waters Park administered by the County Department of Parks and Recreation and the volunteer Equestrian Center Recreation Council.
The mission of the Harford County Farm Fair is to promote Harford County’s agricultural heritage and encourage youth involvement in agricultural activities, particularly through the 4-H, FFA, and Ag Magnet Program in Harford County Public Schools. We provide educational displays showing how agriculture is a part of our daily lives and on conservation of natural resources.
This year’s Farm Fair hits the ground running with the 3rd Annual Farm Fair 5K Run on Sunday morning, July 21. This event begins and ends at the fairgrounds.
On Thursday, July 25, the Farm Fair begins with the Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and ends the day with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. From opening on Thursday morning until closing on Sunday evening, the Farm Fair offers something for everyone to enjoy! For the first time, there will be carnival rides during the fair. Kidway will again offer a myriad of games, entertainment, and activities for children, including a Straw Maze, the Moon Bounce, and Pig Races. There will be an Antique Tractor Pull on Thursday evening, and the Lucas Oil Truck and Tractor Pulls on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Live from the Showmobile stage will be a variety of local bands and singing groups. And next to the Showmobile will be Sand Sculptures by Ocean City artist Randy Hofman.
The Farm Fair allows local residents to exhibit their home-grown vegetables and agricultural products, baked goods, crafts and needlework, photographs and artwork. We provide the opportunity for all ages to compete in pie and watermelon eating and a Spelling Bee. There are contests for Farm Babies and for Miss Harford County Farm Bureau. The 2nd Annual Farm Fair Talent Contest will be held on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27. And on Sunday, July 28 there will be will be the “Fresh Baked” Peach Pie Contest and the Seasonal Sensations Culinary Competition. There are many ways for Harford Countians to share their skills and talents!
The Harford County Farm Fair Board of Directors wishes to thank the many, many volunteers, corporate sponsors, participating vendors, and especially Harford County Government for their enthusiastic support and encouragement over the years. It is because of our volunteers and sponsors that we are able to continue to provide such a successful and family-oriented community event.
We invite you to attend and enjoy the 26th Annual Harford County Farm Fair and celebrate with us the outstanding achievements of the agricultural community.
The Board of Directors of the Harford County Farm Fair, Inc.