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Are you interested in a traditional country fair in a picturesque setting?  Then the Worcester County Fair is for you!  Located in Byrd Park in the heart of Snow Hill, MD, the Worcester County Fair is fun for the whole family.  We are offering a variety of activities and entertainment, as well as hosting various craft, education, and food vendors that will stimulate the imagination and please the senses.  Admission is free! The festivities kick off Friday, August 11th, 2012 at 11:00 am.  Make sure to mark your calendars and we'll see you there!

 

 


The Town of Snow Hill was established in 1686 by English settlers from the "Snow Hill" section of London, England. Originally part of Somerset County, Snow Hill was established as the Worcester County seat in 1742. Nestled on the Pocomoke River, Snow Hill was a port of entry for the Eastern Shore so trading and ship building allowed the town to grow and prosper both financially and culturally. In 1893 a devastating fire destroyed downtown Snow Hill, the Court House, the town's records, and many historic homes. Despite this, Snow Hill still boasts some of the most regal homes and notable architecture on the Eastern Shore, including several National Registry buildings. The expansion of the railroad, and advent of the car, eventually had Snow Hill redefining itself. Today the town prospers due, in part, to county business, our rich fertile farmland, the chicken industry, and our great local businesses. It is still small town living at its absolute best!

The Tradition of 4H - At the turn of the 20th century, in response to the industrial revolution, a need developed in rural communities to engage local youth in agricultural vocations. In 1902 an Ohio high school principle, A.B. Graham, established local out of school youth clubs to meet this need. These clubs had a formal structure with meetings, elected officers, projects, and record keeping.  This simple yet pragmatic idea is considered the birth of 4-H.  By 1914, 4-H clubs, with uniform reporting practices, existed in nearly every state in America.  By this time the group had also adopted their emblematic four leaf clover which has an H on each leaf representing head, heart, hands, and health.  The 4-H tradition is still thriving today as youth around the nation continue to learn by doing.  Come see our local 4-H members as they keep the tradition alive by showing their hard work and personal growth through their livestock and indoor displays.


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