Monday, August 20, 2012
The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair saw another successful festival in 2012. Festivities ended Saturday night.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair came to a close Saturday night as volunteers dismantled rides, cleaned up the barns, closed up stands and said goodbye to one another until next summer. The county fair held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds saw an estimated 220,000 guests, about the same number as last year, according to Martin Svcrek, the executive director of the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc. Great weather conditions welcomed festival-goers throughout most of the week, except for a few rainstorms and a power outage. Running the fair required many volunteers, an estimated 2,000 to 2,400 volunteer hours, according to Gerda Sherwood from Laytonsville, herself a volunteer at the Dairy Barn. Sherwood said …
A look at scenes from around the 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair came to an end on Saturday night. Here's a look at some scenes from this summer's fair.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Vendors at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair share their thoughts on selling products.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair has a variety of activities—from carnival rides and games to farm animals on display—but guests often need breaks from walking around under the hot, summer sun. Fortunately, vendors around the fairground provide foods and drinks for people looking to cool down with a snack or to have a meal with family and friends. Guests can enjoy a wide assortment of treats, from pizzas and pretzels to stir-fried Asian cuisine and crab cakes. While many of the vendors sell general fairground food, some smaller vendors specialize in their own unique products. A favorite of many fairgoers is the kettle corn from Annie’s Addiction, which sells big bags of sweet and crunchy kettle corn to guests from its …
U.S. Senate Republican Party Nominee Dan Bongino made an appearance at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.
Bongino on the county fair: “We love it! It’s our second day back. We spent a time a lot of time here. This is Montgomery County week, I’m running state-wide for U.S. Senate so I have to spend a lot of time running around the state, but Montgomery County is a priority for me, always has been. I just like to greet people, I think it’s the right thing to do. I think it’s a lost art, showing up, in politics. You’ve got to show up and look people in the eye. We love it. It’s great to talk to people.” Bongino on the turnout at the fair: “The hotter days, it sounds obvious, but the hotter days tend to lighten up the foot traffic, but it’s been good. I was here last year, spent a whole week and it’s been about as crowded as last year. It’s …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opened its gates this weekend, welcoming those from all around the state for a week of festivities.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opened this weekend, drawing guests from all over the county and other parts of Maryland. The fair kicked off Friday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, welcoming families and friends to join in this year’s celebration, “Sew It, Grow It, Show It.” Aside from the rain storm Saturday night, the fair has seen huge crowds thus far. “It’s been busy,” Thomas Poole, the supervisor at the fair’s rabbit barn, said. “If we have weather like this for the rest of the week, we’ll continue to have good crowds.” The agricultural accomplishments of Montgomery County were on full display as guests wandered through the rows of stables and pens filled with sheep, pigs, chickens, cows, rabbits and other …
A photo gallery of Sunday's parade sponsored by 4-H at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opened with a bang. Here is a look at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair's Sunday parade sponsored by 4-H.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Gaithersburg officials have decided to deliver "a midsummer celebration" next Friday that includes music, food and fireworks.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Gaithersburg will celebrate a bigger, belated version of the Fourth of July next Friday with an event called “Finally, Fireworks!” Dubbed “a midsummer celebration featuring live music, food, and spectacular fireworks,” gates at the Montgomery County fairgrounds open at 5 p.m. Friday, July 13, according to a a city press release. The event, sponsored in part by the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, is a result of officials canceling this year's Fourth of July festivities in the wake of this weekend's violent storm system that left much of the state's population in the dark. Bobby and the Believers will provide live music starting at 7:30 p.m. until dusk, or about 9:25 p.m. – when the fireworks display begins, according to the release…