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Back in Ohio I grew up practically next door to the county fairgrounds so every year I visited the fair nearly every day. However, even after five years in Maryland (and four in the county), I still had not made a trip to the Calvert County Fair. The fair opened Wednesday night with an entrance fee of $1 (or a 14 oz package of food to donate to the county food bank) so after working the cross country meet at my high school, I drove the 20 minutes down to Prince Frederick, our county seat.
The fairgrounds is just a little distance west of the city/town. I was slightly nervous about parking but the attendants waved me over to a space without any problems.
Once inside the fair, I wandered into the commercial building where various businesses and charities had booths set up.
Back out under the darkening sky, I admired the lights of the rides. They definitely had more and bigger rides here than the fair in my hometown although I think my hometown fair had more of everything else. I paused by one of the games and played two rounds of Skeeball.
My last stop was the Homemakers buildings with its arts and crafts. I enjoyed looking at the photography, quilts, and other handmade items. Seeing that it was close to eight, I headed back out to my car to go home; I had a full day of work and a 7-hour drive ahead of me the next day.