Fair Entertainment

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interested in performing at the howard county fair?

If interested in performing at the fair, please contact: Kathy Patrick - 410.489.7046 or KathleenPat1@aol.com

2019 Entertainment Lineup

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* Appearing at the entertainment stage


Sat (8/3), Mon (8/5), Wed (8/7), Fri (8/9): 11AM, 12:30PM & 2PM   

Second Sat (8/10): 1PM, 2PM & 3PM  

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.

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DAILY: NooN, 3PM, 6PM, 8PM     

Root for your favorite pig at the Hogway Speedway! Will the winner be Oinkhardt, Jr. , or Hamika Patrick, or another speedy porker? In addition to pigs, there are racing goats and racing ducks, too! Fun for the whole family!

Click here for their Facebook page.



Paul Waclo’s expertise with design and production in various forms has led to his creative adventure involving roaring horsepower and clouds of flying sawdust! After watching professional chainsaw carving in 2012, he knew this unusual art form was something he would enjoy. He proved to be a natural at translating images into 3 dimensions from a large pieces of wood. His speed, technique, and detail combine as he creates his intricate designs. Paul’s talent has taken him around the United States and Europe to realize every log or tree stump has the potential for an exciting new subject hiding inside waiting to be released. Enjoy watching Paul Waclo create a variety of amazing, chainsaw carvings throughout fair week!

Click here for his website.

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* APPEARING AT THE Horse Show Ring


MON (8/5), TUES (8/6), and THURS (8/8): 5:00pm and 7:00 PM

Watch, listen, and learn about the unique partnership between the handler and working sheep dogs. Their skills and talents will be put to the test as they work together to herd sheep around the arena and through various obstacles. These demonstrations will be accompanied by commentary.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019 — 5:00pm (DEMO) & 7:00PM (DANCE)

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.

Click here for their website.

* Appearing at the entertainment stage

The Back Pages Band (Rock)

Saturday, August 3, 2019 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

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.

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* Appearing at the show pavilion

4-H Champion & Blue Ribbon Baked Goods Auction

Sunday, August 4, 2019 — 4:30pm

Click here for more information.

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* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Billy harrison and the haywire Band

Sunday, August 4, 2019 — 5:30pm

Enjoy bluegrass music performed by this local favorite band!

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* Appearing at the CONTEST ARENA


Sunday, August 4, 2019 — 6:00PM

The Skid Loader Rodeo Competition has returned to our entertainment lineup! Come on out and cheer on skid loader operators as they put their operating skills to the test. Competitors will be timed and judged as they navigate skid loaders through an obstacle course.

Click here, if you’re interested in entering the competition!

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* Appearing at the entertainment stage

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

Sunday, August 4, 2019 — 7:30PM & 9:00pm

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

Click here for their website.

* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Appaloosa (Oldies)

Monday, August 5, 2019 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

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.

Click here for their website.


* Appearing at the entertainment stage

The Rock & Roll Relics

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

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.

Click here for their website.

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* Appearing at the ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

Sam Grow Band

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

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.

Click here for their website.

Howard County Fair Has Talent - talent and variety show

Thursday, August 8, 2019 — 7:00pm

Songs, dancing, comedy acts, instrumental numbers, etc.!

Contestants will be divided by age into three categories: Children 9 yrs. old and under, Youth 10-15 years old, and Teenage/Adult 16 years old and older.

Premium money will be awarded to all competitors!

Form more information and rules, click here.

For entry form, click here.

Chairperson - Mary E. F. Streaker 410-382-7135


Thursday, August 8, 2019 — 7:30pm

“One of the most sought after Oldies Rock n’ Roll Dance and Show group in the country. Since their beginning in 1974 as Harvey Hubcap and the Do Ron Rons”, they have set the standard for musical quality and entertainment showmanship unmatched anywhere. In a typical Hubcaps show, you not only hears the best of the ‘Classics’ but you see many of your favorite artists dressed in costume delivering a dynamic show!”

Click here for their website.

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* Appearing at the 4-H Activities hall patio

Browningsville Cornet Band

Thursday, August 8, 2019 — 7:30pm

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!

Click here for their website.

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* Appearing at the show pavilion

Howard county 4-h Livestock sale

Friday, August 9, 2019 — special presentations @ 5:45PM, sale @ 6:00PM

Click here for more information. 


* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Jay Henley & Stone Broke Band

Friday, August 9, 2019 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

Click here for their website.


* Appearing at the entertainment stage

Baby Contest & Miniature Parade

Saturday, August 10, 2019 — 10:00am

Visit the Contests page for full rules and entry info.


* Appearing at the midway boulevard

Parade of Floats

Saturday, August 10, 2019 — 5:00pm

Visit the Contests page for full rules and entry info.


* Appearing at the contest arena


with “QUAD WARS” in between rounds!

Saturday, August 10, 2019 — 6:00PM

  • Produced by R & R Productions - Phone #: 859.582.3155

  • 6-Cylinder, 8-Cylinder, and Compact 4-Cylinder Automobiles

  • “Quad Wars

  • To attend this event, spectators will need to pay the General Admission to the Fair and purchase a Demolition Derby ticket for admittance into the Contest Arena.

  • Demolition Derby Tickets (The price of General Admission to the Fair is not included):

    • $10.00 - Adults (10 and up)

    • $5.00 - Children (Ages 4-9 yrs.)

    • Free - Children (Ages 3 yrs. & under) - Must sit on lap

  • Tickets can be purchased at the fair’s admission gate on the day of the Demolition Derby (Saturday, August 10, 2019).

  • Interested in participating/competing? All Downloadable Entry Blanks which include Rules & Regulations are available here. Please read all rules & regulations!

    • Click here for Entry Blank for 6-Cylinder & 8-Cylinder Autos.

    • Click here for Entry Blank for Compact 4-Cylinder Autos.

  • For more information, please contact 859.582.3155.


* Appearing at the entertainment stage


Saturday, August 10, 2019 — 7:30PM and 9:00pm

“The Colt Wilbur Band is a Central Pennsylvania based group with Red Dirt Country soul. They stand for country music that conveys a story, grit, and the truth."

Click here for their website.


Daily Events:

Amusement Rides & Games - Hours: 
Mon. (8/5), Tues. (8/6), Wed. (8/7), Thurs. (8/8) and Fri. (8/9):
2:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturdays (8/3 & 8/10) & Sun. (8/4):
12:00pm – 11:00pm

“Kids and Critters” Barn (Located In Barn 6) Hours:  9:30am - 2pm and 5pm - 8:30pm

Pig Races - DAILY - Noon, 3pm, 6pm, & 8pm 
Bingo Hall - Opens Daily at 6pm
Pony Rides - 10am - 10pm
AG Displays - DAILY
Farm Produce - DAILY

Gate Specials:

Armed Forces Day - First Sat. (8/3): Valid Military I.D. gets you in FREE all day (Includes Spouse & Children Under 18)

Senior Day - Tues. (8/6): 62 & Older enter FREE all day

Ride Specials:

Saturday Pay-One-Price (POP):
Both Saturdays (8/3 & 8/10)!
Purchased between 12pm-4pm: $18
Purchased between 4pm-8pm: $23
(Good All Day until Closing)

Sun. (8/4)/Mon. (8/5)/Wed. (8/7)/Fri. (8/9) POP: $20

Tues. (8/6) POP: $12

Thurs. (8/8) “Dollar Ride Day”: Rides $1 Each All Day
(Minimum purchase of $10.00)

Click here to download the 2019 schedule of events

** FAIR SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please refer to this website for latest listing of fair events, times, and locations.