SALISBURY, Md. – The Wicomico Farm & Home Show and Wicomico County are proud to announce the return of the Wicomico County Fair from Aug. 16-18 at WinterPlace Park. This year’s event will celebrate 83 years of fair traditions, and it is presented by Perdue Farms and the Pohanka Automotive Group.
The Wicomico County Fair serves to showcase the importance of agriculture on the Eastern Shore in a family-friendly atmosphere. Returning fair events include livestock showings, educational poultry exhibits, petting farm, Maryland High School Rodeo, Mason-Dixon Deputies-sanctioned mounted shooting competition, baking and craft competitions, classic car, Jeep and motorcycle shows, garden tractor pulling, carnival rides and games, watermelon seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest, Wing War, 5’ fry pan, live music, fireworks and more.
Advance registration is open for special events including the Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run & Walk and the Wicomico County Fair Queen Pageant.
Organizers also announced new activities for this year’s event.
“As the Fair continues to grow, we are excited to explore opportunities to provide new programming and further engage members of our community,” said Zach Evans, Wicomico County Fair chair.
“This year we will add jousting competitions and Renaissance demonstrations for the first time,” Evans said. “Jousting is Maryland’s official state sport, which serves as another example of the Fair’s focus on the heritage and culture of our community.”
Organizers also added a pie eating contest to the Fair’s lineup, which takes place on Saturday.
“The pie eating contest allows us to offer a fun event for the public to participate in, while celebrating the success of a fast growing, locally-owned small business like The Ugly Pie,” Evans said.
Admission and parking at the Fair is free. For more information, visit www.WicomicoFair.com.