Take on the Cecil County Fair with your kids
The Cecil County Fair returns this summer, July 22 – 30. Started in 1953, the fair has long offered fun for the whole family. But each year brings something different, as new acts join in.
Here are three kid- friendly offerings at the fair you won’t want to miss. And remember, July 25 is Children’s Day at the fair, so you may want to schedule your trip for this day that includes free admittance for youngsters.
1. Catch Professor Bubblemaker
While walking around the fairgrounds, you may run into Professor Bubblemaker, who will be bringing his unique soap bubble street art to the fair. Fair organizers promise the professor will entertain kids ( and kids at heart).
He started performing 11 years ago. Now the show has grown from the small walking act he presented in Huntsville, Ala., to a bubble and light show choreographed to music. In 2013, Professor Bubblemaker was even featured in “The Roadshow” on AMC. Then in 2015, he became the first person in the world to put a full grown cow inside a bubble – and later that same year, he put a Percheron draft horse in a bubble.
If you miss him while walking around, he is scheduled to perform the “Bubble Ballet and Rock & Roll Bubble Show” in the evenings. The shows feature bubbles of all shapes and sizes – really. You will see the professor make bubbles with traditional bubble wands, giant rope wands and nothing more than his hands. You might even end up in a bubble yourself.
2. Stay for dessert
Children can get messy at the fair thanks to the annual pie eating contest. Each summer, kids dive in to creamy desserts for the chance to win.
This year’s pie eating contest will be held 7 p. m. on July 27.
3. See 4- Hers compete
Between rides on the Ferris wheel and stops for funnel cake, take the kids through the 4- H barns.
Although today’s fair comes with live music, entertainers and rides, the fair continues to celebrate local agricultural heritage and provides hands-on learning opportunities.
Perhaps seeing the hard work many young 4- Hers put into raising their own pig or growing their own produce will inspire another youngster. At last year’s fair, over 7,000 entries from about 1,200 open and 4- H exhibitors were accepted.
General admission, age 13 to 59, is $ 5. Seniors and kids ages 6 to 12 get in for $ 2. Children under 6 are free. There is no charge of parking any day of the fair. The entrance fee covers everything except rides and food. There are free shuttle rides from the parking lot to the front gate every day from 6 to 10 p.m.
What do you like to do with your kids? Send us a suggestion or pitch your family-friendly event by emailing accent@ cecilwhig.com.
Professor Bubblemaker will entertain kids and adults with his fantastic bubbles at the Cecil County Fair.
Kids can compete in the pie eating contest at the Cecil County Fair.
Youngsters can meet animals in the 4-H barn at the Cecil County Fair.