The Worcester County Fair is an annual event in which county locals celebrate their heritage, culture, and community by providing wholesome family fun, great entertainment, friendly competition, and educational experiences fit for the whole family. Don’t forget about the southern, slightly backwoods, and completely one-of-a-kind Eastern Shore traditions. You aren’t really considered Eastern Shore folk if you don’t enjoy a good game of corn hole, playing horse shoes, and livestock showings.

The Fair is where agriculture, industry, recreation, and education unite in a cooperative effort to portray the resources and accomplishments of the Worcester County area. Some of Maryland’s, maybe even the entire nation’s, greatest farmers and growers hail from our humble farmlands located on the coast.
The Worcester County Fair is held in Byrd Park, settled on the banks of the Pocomoke River. Admission and parking for the event are free; it is suggested that attendees park at the Snow Hill Middle School. Shuttles will pick guests up from the school and drop them off on the fair property.
Snow Hill is one of the oldest established towns on the Delmarva Peninsula. It was established in 1686 by English settlers; they hailed from an area known as ‘Snow Hill’ in London, England. Snow Hill, MD became the Worcester County seat in 1742 and the town prospered. Snow Hill was known as the area’s financial capital for its wide array of culture, a large court house, and endless fields of green crops. The town and surrounding land was destroyed during a large fire in 1893. Over the last century, Snow Hill has once again begun prospering. The area is rich in fertile farmland, boasts headquarters for many chicken companies, and is filled with many locally-owned and operated businesses. This combination makes it the perfect place to host the county’s annual fair.
Local members of 4-H clubs will be representing their specific youth clubs during the event. 4-H, a program that developed during the industrial revolution, was created in 1914 to help develop rural communities and engage youth in agricultural vocations. 4-H stands for head, heart, hands, and health; all which are needed in farming, gardening, and agricultural practices. 4-H members will be showcasing their hard work in this year’s livestock showings and indoor displays at the Worcester County Fair. Below is a break-down of competition categories: 
Livestock: dairy, dairy goats, beef, meat goats, swine, and sheep
Other categories: poultry, rabbits, small pets, and horses
Indoor exhibits: banners, clothing, cakes, pies, baked goods, preservation, home, woodworking, electric, natural resources, photography, art, posters, crafts, collections, scrapbooks, vegetables, gardening, flowers, and crops
Last year’s fair was cut short due to flooding after a rainstorm on Saturday. This year, we’re all hoping for sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. 
Additional events have been added to the fair lineup for 2012.
“We’ve added a cornhole tournament on Sunday, August 12th at 1 pm. It’s $10 for a two person team. The winning team splits the entry money 50/50 with the Worcester County Fair,” wrote a fair official on their Facebook page recently.
Check out the list below for an event schedule, a list of not-to-miss events, and a partial list of vendors:
Wednesday, August 8th: 
4 – 8 pm, Enter Indoor Exhibits
Thursday, August 9th: 
9 am – noon, Judging of Indoor Exhibits
3 – 8 pm, Vendor Check-in
5 – 8 pm, Arrival of Livestock & Weigh in
8:30 pm, Barn Meeting for Livestock Exhibitors
Friday, August 10th:
8 am, Horse Show
11 am, Fair and Vendors Open
11 am – 2 pm, Worcester Celebrates Safe Kids Day
2 pm, Sheep Show
3 pm, Rabbit and Poultry Judging
5 pm, Dairy Cow Show
6:30 pm, Cake and Pie Auction
8 pm, Fair Closes for the Day
Saturday, August 11th:
11 am, Fair Opens
11 am – 2 pm, Chincoteague Pony Drill Team
11 am – 2 pm, Classic Car and Truck Show
11 am, Beef Show
11:30 am, Children’s Limbo Contest
12:30 pm, Children’s Watermelon Eating Contest
1 pm, Meat Goat Show
1 – 3 pm, Jam Session with George Hall
1:30 pm, Children’s Pedal Tractor Event
2:30 pm, Children’s Extra Large Kool Pop Eating Contest
3 -3:30 pm, Pine Steppers Performance
3:30 pm, Children’s Chicken Scratch
4 pm, Dairy Goat Show
4:30 pm, Children’s Pie Eating Contest
5:30 pm, Children’s Hula Hoop Contest
6 pm, Swine Show
6 pm, Adult Talent Show and Youth Talent Show
6:30 pm, Children’s Egg Toss
8 pm, Fair Closes for the Day
Sunday, August 12th:
11 am, Fair Opens
11 am, Service by Snow Hill Mennonite Church
12:30 pm, Music by Country Crossroads
12:30 pm, Breyer Horse Show
3:30 pm, Awards Ceremony
4 pm, Fair Closes
Don’t miss:
Demonstrations by the Salisbury Kennel Club
Williams Blacksmith and Ironworks
Native American Dancing and Storytelling
Carriage Rides
River Cruises by the Bay Queen
Gun Fright by Del Rio Rangers
Chain Saw Carving Demonstrations
Karate and Judo Demonstrations
Corn Hole Tournamet
Featured Vendors:
Accohannock Indian Tribe Crafts
Black Acre Farms, Inc.
College Savings Plans of Maryland
Delmarva Friendship Rugcrafters
Designs by Chris
Dr. Engergy Saver
Dry Zone, LLC
Hoober, Inc.
Jesse Klump Memorial Scholarship Fund
MARKS Mid-Atlantic
Radio Kontrol Society
Raging Bull Entertainment
Thirty-One Gifts
Wood Crafts by Virginina
& man more…

Visit the Fair’s website for more information.