Somerset County fair returns, and organizers say they’re excited to welcome the community back

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The annual Somerset County fair is finally making its return after a year off. Organizers say, they’re excited to get back to doing what they love for their community. The fair has been a tradition for over 20 years, and although COVID put a halt on their festivities, they say they’re back and ready to roll.

We’re told the fair will consist of  showing off baked goods, paintings, crafts, photography, and that’s just indoors. That doesn’t include bringing back the great food like fried oysters, a horse pull, animals shows, fun for the kids and much more.

Organizers tell 47 ABC, bringing back this huge community event means so much to them. “I was in 4H when I was a kid, and it’s my turn to give back to the next generation,” says Ronnie Haymaker, President of the Somerset County Fair board. “I’m just looking forward to seeing people get out and come back and see us again and let their hair down a little bit and relax and let the kids have fun and enjoy this great weather.”

Haymaker also tells us, they expanded their antique farm equipment display and say they hope to continue expanding in different ways each year.

However, he does add that with many businesses struggling to find help, there’s some building materials and other items they wanted for the fair. With numerous shortages and costs being too high, Haymaker says they had to put a lot on hold this year. “Hopefully we’ll be able to get those projects fixed next year, but we can just get everybody back to work.”

The fairgrounds will open to the public Friday morning at 8 a.m. and end Saturday night around 10 p.m. You can click here for a list and schedule of events.

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