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August is Fair Season

Aug 02, 2012 03:44PM ● By Anonymous

August 1 – August 4
The Caroline-Dorchester County Fair merges two counties into one annual event, and serves as a showcase for agricultural life. Highlights include rides, 4-H exhibits, family activities, live entertainment, contests, and more. Even if you don’t wind up going, at least visit the website. You won’t be sorry.

August 6 – August 11
At the Queen Anne’s County Fair you’ll be treated to family entertainment like a pedal pull, a fish mobile, a tractor pull, jousting, and tricycle races all week long. Musical highlights include Jones Boys, Meg & Bryan, The Chris Sack’s Band and Bay Country Gentlemen.

August 17 – August 18th
Caroline Summerfest isn’t quite a fair, so to speak, but I’d say it’s pretty close. It’s a family-friendly festival featuring two stages of regional and local entertainment, a Friday pedestrian parade, Saturday fireworks show, strolling performers, artisans, free KidzArt activities, and gaming and food vendors featuring local non-profits.

August 24 – September 3
Okay, so the Maryland State Fair goes into September. I’m sorry if you feel misled. This annual event features the musical talents of Victoria Justice, The Band Perry, Newsboys, and the Afters. Other highlights include live thoroughbred horse racing, classic games, livestock exhibits, commercial exhibits, the ever-popular pig races, and more.

Weekends August 25 – October 21, plus Labor Day
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country. The 22-acre recreation of a 16th-century English village features food, fun, fine-crafts and frivolity. Other highlights include five pubs, ten major stages, a jousting arena, and all of the additional fun you can handle.

Okay, planners. I’m going to give you this one too.

September 12 – 16
The Anne Arundel County Fair celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Enjoy carnival rides, an Arundel Idol contest, 4-H exhibits, live music, and lots more family activities.