AT THE FAIR
Now in its 69th year, the Montgomery
County Agricultural Fair returns Aug.
11-19 to the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. One of the largest county fairs in
the state, it’s known for farm animals,
carnival rides, and the demolition derby
and monster truck shows. Here are a few
of its more unusual offerings:
CHICKEN POOP BINGO: Players buy
squares on a grid where two chickens
wander on a fenced-in board. Owners of
the square where the ;rst poop lands win
a cash prize. Games take place throughout the week, with money raised going to
the Montgomery County 4-H Poultry Club.
TOILET AND TOILET SEAT DECORATING CONTEST: Commodes become
works of art as contestants adorn either
whole toilets or toilet seats to compete
for ribbons and cash. Participants can
use any material to design fair-themed or
toilet-themed creations. Entries will be on
display throughout the fair.
VEGGIE 500 RACES: Kids and families
are invited to create vehicles out of
cucumbers, carrots and other vegetables
and then zoom them down a track Aug.
12, 2: 30-4 p.m. Veggies, toothpicks and
car bases with wheels are provided.
PRETTY ANIMAL CONTEST: 4-H kids
and their animals dress up in matching
costumes and parade before judges.
There are categories for sheep and
swine; cows and goats; poultry; and dogs
(check the website for dates and times).
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