Revamped Wicomico County Fair is Aug. 14-16

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Wicomico Farm & Home Show is proud to present the Wicomico County Fair being held Aug. 14-16 at Winterplace Park.

Previously known as the Wicomico Farm & Home Show, there will be something for everyone with live entertainment, food, free kids activities and a car show. Admission and parking will be free at the three-day event.

It was in early 2015 when the Wicomico Farm and Home Show and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce decided to join forces to create the Wicomico County Fair. The Farm & Home Show was looking to attract a broader audience and add new elements to their 78 year old event. SACC was exploring how to continue the tradition of the Delmarva Chicken Festival after the event had been retired. Combining elements from both events was the answer that would assist in promoting agriculture in Wicomico County and more specifically, the poultry industry.  By developing the partnership, the groups are able to continue longstanding traditions that have a combined 143-year history.

“Whether it is as a food source or local driver for related industries, agriculture plays an important role in the life of every resident in Wicomico and the surrounding counties,” said Zach Evans, Wicomico Fair & Home Show Vice President. “This event will help us to educate the youth and future generations in this area about agriculture and also show the pride associated with farming and our county and city.”

The event will include elements from both events including livestock showings, the giant fry pan, educational poultry exhibits, antique tractor pulls and much more!

“The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to team with the Farm & Home Show creating an entirely new venue called the Wicomico County Fair,” said Ernie Colburn, SACC CEO. “The Wicomico County Fair will be an educational and entertaining weekend event that the entire family can enjoy.”

For more information please visit WicomicoFair.com.

 

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