For Immediate Release
June 1, 2017
Contact: Sophia Smecker
Wicomico County Fair Announces 2017 Dates – August 18th-20th at Winterplace Park
The Wicomico Farm & Home Show is proud to announce the 2017 Wicomico County Fair being held August 18th – August 20th at Winterplace Park. Celebrating 81 years of fair traditions, there will be something for everyone at the three-day event presented by Perdue Farms and Pohanka Automotive Group.
The Wicomico County Fair serves to showcase the importance of agriculture on the Eastern Shore in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The three-day fair events will include livestock showings, carnival, MD High School Rodeo, educational poultry exhibits, fireworks, antique tractor pulls, giant fry pan, car shows, live entertainment, competitions, rides and amusements, equestrian activities and the Mason-Dixon Deputies sanctioned mounted shooting competition.
2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Wicomico County, and for its sesquicentennial occasion, Wicomico County Parks & Recreation has partnered with the Fair to bring the “Parade of Towns,” which will take place on Saturday at 1:50pm. The County’s municipalities and other regions will represent their areas in the parade. Weekend entertainment sponsored by Wicomico County will include a performance by national country music act Jimmy Charles.
“I am very proud to announce that in our first two years we exceeded all expectations in regards to attendance and programming,” Zach Evans, Wicomico County Fair chair said. “This year, we will continue in our efforts to highlight the lifestyle and culture here on the Lower Eastern Shore, as well as showcasing local products and businesses in Wicomico County. We would also like to thank our numerous partners including but not limited to the Wicomico County Executive’s Office, Wicomico County Council, University of MD Extension, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Salisbury.”