75th Annual Howard County Fair Begins Today

The 75th Annual Howard County Fair kicks off today and runs through August 14th. Here is some Fair information provided online:

Schedule of Events:

The two parades (always favorite things of mine) are:

Sunday (August 8th) at 2:00pm: Grand Opening Parade and 37 Annual West Friendship Volunteer Fire Dept. Parade

Saturday (August 14th) at 5:00pm: Parade of Floats


Amusement Rides & Games:

Monday through Friday
2:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturdays & Sunday
12:00pm – 11:00pm

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

9:30am – 2pm and 5pm – 8:30pm

Little Farmers Barn:

Open Daily from 10am – 7pm

Pig Races – Saturday August 6 through Wednesday August 11 — Noon, 3pm, 6pm, & 8pm

Bingo Hall – Opens Daily at 6pm
Pony Rides – 10am- 10pm
AG Displays – DAILY
Farm Produce – DAILY


Saturday Aug. 7th. And 14th
12pm-4pm $20
4pm-8pm $25
Both armbands valid all day

Sunday Aug. 8th
Armband $22

Mon. 9th ,Wed 11th and Fri. 13th.
$20 Armband

Tuesday Aug. 10th
Buddy Night
2 Armbands $30
1 Armband $20
For the “Buddy Night” bands both riders must be present to purchase

Thursday Aug. 12th
Dollar day
All rides $1
$10 Minimum purchase per transaction
Credits (replacing individual paper tickets) will also be for sale everyday
100 credits $10
200 credits $20
550 credits $50

All Cards And Armbands will have a one time $2 activation Fee. Advance Sale through Certifkid.com will be $17

Please click here to download and view the entertainment catalog!

Here is a map provided online: https://howardcountyfairmd.com/print-fairgrounds-map/

I am hoping to make it out one day this week and take some photos for the readers…and hopefully catch up with some folks.

Scott E

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