Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Explorer of the Impossible!

Explorer of the Impossible!

Sat, Mon, Wed, Fri: 11 am, 12:30 & 2 pm (Second Sat: 1, 2 & 3 pm)

Peter Wood: Explorer of the Impossible shares amazing objects and hilarious comedy (occasionally assisted by his brother, Matt).  Kids and parents enjoy this interactive magic show!

Click here for their website.

Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Square Dancing Demo

Square Dancing Demo

Saturday, August 5, 2017 — 5:00 pm

A fun square dancing demo by the Tom Thumb Dance Club.  5:00 pm on the Entertainment Stage, and 7:00 pm in the 4-H Activities Hall.

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Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
The Back Pages Band (Rock)

The Back Pages Band (Rock)

Saturday, August 5, 2017 — 7:30 and 9:00 pm

One of the Mid-Atlantic's top bands, featuring songs from rock's "Golden Decade" (roughly, the ten-year period from 1963 to 1973).

Click here for their website.

Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Blue Grass Friends

Blue Grass Friends

Sunday, August 6, 2017 — 5:30 pm

Since 1981, Blue Grass Friends has been entertaining crowds with a hard driving, traditional bluegrass sound.

Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Sean Collins & The Backbeats (R&B/Soul)

Sean Collins & The Backbeats (R&B/Soul)

Sunday, August 6, 2017 — 7:30 & 9:00 pm

A fun Motown and Oldies band.  Get ready to hear hits everyone knows and makes you want to get up and dance!

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Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Appaloosa (Oldies)

Appaloosa (Oldies)

Monday, August 7, 2017 — 7:30 and 9:00 pm

Appaloosa was formed in early 1971 with an original vision of a full vocal band with steady playing of songs during their performance all the while pleasing the crowd with their party atmosphere. The current line-up is Gordon Holder on lead guitar, Tony Cesenaro on bass, Mike Flaherty (original member) on drums, Ed Knuckey lead vocalist and Chuck Ansell (original member) on keyboards.

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Appearing at the
Contest Arena
PRCA All American Pro Rodeo

PRCA All American Pro Rodeo

August 7th & 8th, 7:00 pm

Discount advance tickets are on sale at select Highs Dairy stores.  Featuring cowboys of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

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Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
The Rock & Roll Relics

The Rock & Roll Relics

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 — 7:30 and 9:00 pm

This talented group of musicians concentrates on reproducing the sounds of the songs we grew up with. With all four singing as well, they are able to produce a wide variety of styles from the sweet sound of streetcorner doo-wop, to the exciting '60s sounds of The Beatles, Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas.

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Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Sam Grow Band

Sam Grow Band

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — 7:30 and 9:00 pm

Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Sam’s powerful vocals and highly personal lyrics draw you into his songs as he tells stories of love, heartbreak, and life.

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Appearing at the
Contest Arena
Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

August 9th & 12th - 7:00 pm

$15 adult & $10 child (9 & under).  Tickets only sold on the day of the event; once they're gone, they're gone!  Gates open at 5:00 pm.

Click here for their website.

Appearing at the
Contest Arena

Howard County's Got Talent

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — 7:30 pm

Songs, dancing, comedy act and instrumental pieces. $1,000 prize money awarded to 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place acts!

For more information, including entry instructions, visit our Contests page.

Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Browningsville Cornet Band

Browningsville Cornet Band

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — 7:30 pm

The Browningsville Cornet Band is an independent, non-profit band supported by donation and by performance fees.  Founded in 1884, it is one of the oldest bands in the region.  Bring the family for a fun evening of music with the Browningsville Cornet Band!

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Appearing at the
Main Gate Stage

Southwestern Bluegrass

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — Evening

On your way out (or in), enjoy the twangs of southwestern bluegrass music!

Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Jay Henley & Stone Broke Band

Jay Henley & Stone Broke Band

Friday, August 11, 2017 — 7:30 and 9:00 pm

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Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Baby Contest Miniature Parade

Baby Contest Miniature Parade

Saturday, August 12, 2017 — 10:00 am

Visit the Contests page for full rules and entry info.

Appearing at the
Fair Midway
Parade of Floats

Parade of Floats

Saturday, August 12, 2017 — 5:00 pm

See full rules and entry info in the Fair Book.

Appearing at the
Entertainment Stage
Richie Fields (Country)

Richie Fields (Country)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 — 7:30 and 9:00 pm

Richie Fields' earthy country baritone has already given this up-and-coming singer/ songwriter four well-received radio singles and a #1 music video for “Man Enough To Cry” (Y'all Wire).

Known for his energetic live shows, he's toured nationally, playing at many of the country’s most renowned venues, and has opened for many of Country Music’s biggest names

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