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Baltimore County 4H Fair


4H county Fair

catch of the day fish (2)It’s just not summer without a visit to a county fair. Even (or maybe especially) for city slickers, a trip to the county fair is a reminder of all that’s wholesome, joyous, and a little bit dirt-stained. It’s a perfect place to take the kids for the day—with all manner of livestock there for the ogling and petting. The whole family can watch (or take part in) agriculture-related competitions—one of the grand traditions of any county fair thanks to 4H. If you don’t exactly have a prized hog you’ll be showing, or if your backyard zucchini doesn’t look like it’s going to tip the scales as a record breaker, you can always win at the cake auction—or PP&B Bingo.

New Foods at This Year’s Maryland State Fair


Given the overwhelming abundance of dazzling and convenient entertainment options available to kids today, that they’re still willing to pile into the car to watch a 4H demonstration in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fair — or to get spun around in a giant teacup — is remarkable. It gives me reason to hope that after the technological singularity our synthetic brains will walk our hologram bodies over to the Farm and Garden Building for a little “Swifty Swine” pig racing.