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From motown to modern country, Great Frederick Fair entertainment has something for everyone

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From Staff Reporters From modern country acts and old time cover bands to family entertainment and the sounds of Motown, the 2019 entertainment lineup at the Great Frederick Fair is officially set. According to a recently issued news release, tickets went on sale May 31 online for this year’s fair shows, which include old, new and Americana country, classic and southern rock acts, as well as motorsports and contemporary Christian music performances. The release said a Motown act is also on the agenda for the first time this year. The shows will be held inside the grandstand and concessions will…

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Your 2019 Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

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                By Carissa DiMargo and Miranda Jackson County fairs are a summertime essential pretty much everywhere, and the DMV is no exception. Celebrate with tons of food, unusual contests, live entertainment and carnival rides all summer long. Read on for D.C.-area festivities happening through September: MARYLAND Allegany County Fair  When: July 13-20 Where: Allegany County Fairgrounds (11490 Moss Ave., Cumberland) Fireworks, rides and performances by Tracy Lawrence and LANCO are on the schedule for the Allegany County Fair this year. Concert tickets start at $23 for Tracy Lawrence and $33 for LANCO. Charles…

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Runners squish and splash to the finish at rainy Frederick half marathon

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The thick of the starting pack travel up East Patrick Street at the start of this year’s half marathon Sunday morning. By Samantha Hogan The clang of cowbells usually greets runners at the three-mile marker of the Frederick half-marathon, but with a sudden downpour at the start of the race, the squish of water being pressed between feet and the soles of sneakers was the prevailing sound instead. A total of 3,700 runners crossed the start line of the Frederick Running Festival’s half marathon on Sunday. Runners departed from the Frederick Fairgrounds at 7 a.m. on a 13.1-mile journey past Harry…

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Winning in the Rain: Levine, Noffsinger claim Frederick Half-Marathon titles

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Men’s winner Louis Levine (right) of Baltimore crosses the finish line in a heavy downpour Sunday morning prior to Annie Noffsinger of Portland, Oregon breaking the tape to win the women’s race. Levine is a graduate of Thomas Johnson High School, while Noffsinger graduated from Middletown High School. By Bill Cauley Louis Levine had barely cleared the starting line at Sunday’s Frederick Half-Marathon before he established himself as the front-runner—and eventual overall winner—of the race. Levine, a 2014 graduate of Thomas Johnson High School, cruised to an easy win in the featured event of the 17th annual Frederick Running Festival….

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Thousands to converge on Frederick for annual running festival Saturday and Sunday

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By Jeremy Arias The Frederick Running Festival expects to bring as many as 15,000 runners, spectators and supporters to the city between Saturday and Sunday, according to event organizers at a press conference in City Hall on Thursday. While the Twilight 5K Race, which will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, had already sold out with about 2,000 participants as of Thursday, a few spots remained open in the half marathon, scheduled for a 7 a.m. start on Sunday, according to Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises, which took over organizing the festival in 2007. With roughly 4,500 participants signed…

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Agriculture Calendar — April 29

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Susan Guynn The 28th annual Maryland Two-Cylinder Club Antique Tractor Show will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Gladhill Tractor Mart, U.S. 340 at Mount Zion Road, Frederick. Admission is free. Activities include antique and garden tractors on display and in a pull, kids’ barrel train rides, hay rides, various vendors, food, live music, tractor games and an afternoon tractor parade. All tractors are welcome. This event is held in conjunction with the Mason Dixon Historical Society truck show on Sunday, as well as Gladhill’s open house. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MDTwoCylinderClub. For details on…

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Get Your Hands Dirty at the Mother Earth News Fair June 1-2

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Nation’s Largest Self-Reliant Event Returns to Frederick FREDERICK, Md., April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR returns to Frederick, Maryland! The event features more than 150 workshops and demonstrations covering the gamut of sustainable living topics, as well as hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their sustainably minded products. The Mother Earth News Fair serves as your passport to money-saving hacks, health-boosting remedies, and environmental strategies from leading experts and entrepreneurs around the country. The FAIR began in 2010 as a way to bring MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine to life. The magazine selected Seven Springs Mountain Resort, a sister company,…

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BOTTOMS UP!

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Bottoms up! Frederick Craft Spirits Festival hosts distillers By CJ Fairfield The Frederick Craft Spirits Festival was held Saturday at the Frederick Fairgrounds. About 300 people attended the event, which hosted 19 distilleries from Frederick County and the surrounding area. The event was sponsored by Uncapped and organized by the Maryland Distilleries Guild. Patrons were able to try out new spirits and learn more about how they’re made, what makes up their profiles and how to use them in hand-crafted cocktails at home. Educational seminars were also offered at the festival where spirit-lovers could learn how to craft the perfect…

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Buddies walk for Down Syndrome awareness, fundraising

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By Cameron Dodd More than a hundred Frederick area residents marched around the fairgrounds Saturday to increase awareness about Down Syndrome and raise funds to support people with the chromosomal condition. The Family Resource Information Education Network for Down Syndrome, or FRIENDS, hosted its 17th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday. The fundraiser supports FRIENDS’ educational programs, scholarships, grants and outreach programs, while connecting families to information and services. “The Buddy Walk helps us raise awareness and acceptance for people with Down Syndrome,” FRIENDS board member and mother of a son with Down Syndrome, Lauri Edwards, said. “I really want the…

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Buddies walk for Down Syndrome awareness, fundraising

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By Cameron Todd More than a hundred Frederick area residents marched around the fairgrounds Saturday to increase awareness about Down Syndrome and raise funds to support people with the chromosomal condition. The Family Resource Information Education Network for Down Syndrome, or FRIENDS, hosted its 17th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday. The fundraiser supports FRIENDS’ educational programs, scholarships, grants and outreach programs, while connecting families to information and services. “The Buddy Walk helps us raise awareness and acceptance for people with Down Syndrome,” FRIENDS board member and mother of a son with Down Syndrome, Lauri Edwards, said. “I really want the…

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