Photo Caption: Officials signed documents to formalize the partnership between Wicomico County and the Wicomico Farm & Home Show on Dec. 6 outside the Carriage House at WinterPlace Park. From left to right are Wayne Strausburg, Wicomico County director of administration; Bob Culver, Wicomico County executive; Steve Miller, director of Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism; and Zach Evans, president of the Wicomico Farm and Home Show and chairman for the Wicomico County Fair.
SALISBURY, Md. – Wicomico County and the Wicomico Farm and Home Show are joining forces for the Wicomico County Fair.
The partnership announcement was made Dec. 6 at a news conference outside the Carriage House building at WinterPlace Park. Officials also signed documents formalizing the alliance.
Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver said he is excited about the partnership and sharing in the growth of the Wicomico County Fair.
“We will make this one of the biggest highlights on the Eastern Shore,” Culver said.
Zach Evans, president of the Wicomico Farm and Home Show and chairman for the Wicomico County Fair, said since the Wicomico Farm and Home Show was rebranded as the Wicomico County Fair for the 2015 event, the fair has grown in attendance, surpassing 15,000 attendees in the most recent year.
The Wicomico County Fair is a nonprofit with an all-volunteer board, and Evans is glad to bring in Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism’s resources and staff.
“They are experts in event planning; they do a great job with community events, so we are going to take advantage of that and we’re going to make a promise to continue providing comprehensive programming and building an event that will draw a large audience,” Evans said.
Steve Miller, director of Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, said at the news conference that Pork in the Park has been discontinued.
“We’re redirecting those resources now to fully invest in the County Fair to continue to make this bigger and better for the citizens of our community,” Miller said.
The 2018 Wicomico County Fair is Aug. 17-19 at WinterPlace Park. Admission is free. For more information, see www.wicomicofair.com.