Nancy N. Hendricks
A visit to The Great Frederick Fair has been a constant in Nancy Hendricks’ life. She was very proud to inherit her grandfather’s membership in the Frederick County Agricultural Society Inc. in 1963, and in 1989, she was the first female board member elected in the history of the agricultural society and fair, and served as president from 2000-2001.
Mrs. Hendricks serves as chairperson of several committees, but her love is with the harness racing and equine events. Her earliest memory of the fair is as an eight year old watching Ferdinand the Bull. During the show, volunteers were asked to come on stage. According to Mrs. Hendricks, she was up on the stage before her mother realized she had left her seat!
A retired elementary school principal, she now spends her time raising and exhibiting Morgan horses. She is also past president of the Maryland Association of Agricultural Fairs and Shows. She serves on the Maryland Agricultural Fair Board, a position she has held since 2004.