Harford County Farm Fair is cooler in the evening


    BANV & kids hit the Harford County Farm Fair Thursday night just in time to see the Forest Lakes Elementary School Jazz Ensemble perform. I included a snippet of their performance above. I thought they were particularly impressive because they hadn’t been practicing as a band since school let out in June. Their director, Mr. Selvi said he gave them all a new song to learn on their own and then they performed it at the fair. This was the first year that we went to the fair in the evening and we found it was a bit more comfortable. The heat wasn’t as searing. Only problem was that we had to hurry to get in the Kidway games and pony rides before they closed. (Kidway closes at 8 p.m. and the pony rides ended at 7 p.m.). We missed the Dock Dogs competition as it was at the same time as the concert. (Click here for a schedule of events.) When we saw the empty Dock Dogs pool, we were tempted to give it a try ourselves. Instead, we cooled off with a free water ice that came with the ticket price. We dined on pit beef sandwiches and visited with the animals. The fair is small enough that you can see everything in about two hours and then get out of the heat without feeling like you’ve missed anything. (Except, of course, the Dock Dogs — but we can always go again another day.) We considered staying for the fireworks, but my son reminded us we usually have a good view from his bedroom window. Turns out he was right. Kids watched them in their pajamas and only missed the lowest ones. The display was really quite good with a lot of interesting shapes like interlocking circles. For more information on the fair, check out their website at www.farmfair.org.

    Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
    Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 5-12. Kids under 5 are free.