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The Great Frederick Fair ... simply amazing!

The Great Frederick Fair ... simply amazing!

Frederick, MD: While you're Anticipating all of the excitement of the 2010 Great Frederick Fair, make sure your Agenda includes the Array of Activities there Are to do for nine full days of this Annual event, September 17-25 in downtown Frederick.
Until 2011, each of our fair will focus on a letter in the word "GREAT" for The Great Frederick Fair. This year focuses on the letter "A" ... from local grown Apples to handmade Afghans, and from Alpacas to Asters! But your Amazement won't stop there with the seeing of 18,000 exhibits on display!
Each day ... Afternoon and evening during the fair ... the grandstand will be filled with Amazing events ... from harness racing and motorsports to some of the country's Absolute best musical Artists!
You'll also be Amazed by the wide Assortment of foods Awaiting your taste buds as you make your way Around the fair.
"Although the fair itself has changed to Adapt to the times, our purpose is still to preserve the
tradition of Agriculture in Frederick County," said Fair Board President James S. Grimes. "The fair is a time for Frederick County to show off the best it has to offer. That will never change."
Throughout the nine-day event, fairgoers will be afforded the opportunity to see egg demonstrations, take in the 4-H horse shows, watch the judges as they evaluate the livestock exhibits, and learn from various demonstrations.
Various agricultural education exhibits and programs will also be featured throughout the fairgrounds for our visitors.
The Northeast Regional Texas Longhorn cattle show will be held over the last weekend of the fair Friday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25. The 4-H Alpaca show will also be held over the last weekend in Building 32.
The open class dairy shows will be split during the week to allow the six dairy breeds to be on
Exhibit and to allow for more room for more exhibitors in the dairy barns.
Livestock animal exhibits will be made by 4-H/FFA members and Adult exhibitors (open class exhibitors). Open class exhibitors may be any age and from any county or state; 4-H/FFA animal entries are limited to youngsters between eight and 18 years old who are members of the Frederick County 4-H/FFA programs. In the open class division, spectators can be Amazed by seeing more than 400 head of sheep; 230 head of beef cattle; 450 head of dairy cattle; 430 head of dairy goats; 114 horse Exhibits; 300 head of swine; and 200 poultry.
In the 4-H/FFA division, it is Anticipated that members will showcase upwards of 250 head of beef cattle; 300 head of sheep; 300 head of dairy cattle; 230 head of dairy goats; 230 exhibits in the horse and pony program; 400-plus head of swine; 50 exhibits in poultry; and 90 in the rabbit/cavy division.
Again this year, the 4-H and open class supreme champion dairy animals will be selected during the LegenDAIRY Celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. "Traditionally, we have a larger number of fair visitors in the evenings, therefore we introduced this special format for champion selection in 1997 to highlight our livestock exhibits to this larger audience," Grimes said. "This special ceremony continues to be very popular with our visitors, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring this special recognition to the exhibitors who have some of the best quality animals in the United States."
The Great Frederick Fair Board of Directors takes pride in its number and quality of exhibits, both in the livestock and indoor departments. "It is tradition that when you come to our fair, you see the best there is," Grimes added. "The Great Frederick Fair draws a large number of exhibits each year and we are proud of our exhibitors and exhibits. Come on out and simply be Amazed by all that the fair has to offer!"

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