Showing posts with label The Great Pocomoke Fair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Great Pocomoke Fair. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Get details of this year's Fair here:

Turning back pages in the Fair's history..

August, 1902

The Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill)

August, 1904

                                                                   The Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill)

August, 1913

The Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill)

August, 1920

The People (Snow Hill)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Great Pocomoke Fair

Great harness racing today at the Great Pocomoke Fair.

The Mayors Race
Current Mayor Bruce Morrison (far right) and Retired Pocomoke City Police Chief J.D. Ervin (far left) pose with the winning horse along with family and friends.

The Antique/Classic Tractor pull should be getting under way...

Lots of great vendors and rides!  And don't forget to visit the livestock barn! 



Friday, August 3, 2012

The Great Pocomoke Fair ~ Friday and Saturday

While you visit the fair stop by the livestock barn located on the fairgrounds  and checkout what the wonderful 4-H members have been doing!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Great Pocomoke Fair OPENS TONIGHT

Thursday  August 2, 2012
Fair Open 5:00 pm   until  10:00 pm
Admission:  $2.00

Thursday Schedule

5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All other Cake and Pie Exhibits received

5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Livestock Exhibits received – Gate 5

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Indoor Exhibits inside
Grand Stand open

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Poultry Judging, Livestock Barn

7:30 p.m. – til
Rabbit Judging, Livestock Barn

7:00 p.m.
Little Miss & Mr. Great Pocomoke Fair Pageant
– Grandstand Stage

8:00 p.m.
Jr. Miss Pageant – Grandstand Stage

For more information:

Pocomoke City, Maryland
Seaford, Delaware

Monday, July 30, 2012

This Week! The Great Pocomoke Fair!!


PIT STOP CHALLENGEEver wanted to feel the adrenaline rush of a NASCAR pit stop racing team? Here’s your chance! Race the clock or a friend to see who can change one or both tires the fastest. Includes real tires, air guns and racing sounds!

NASCAR Formula One Racing Test DriveSix to eight guests can race at one time on this NASCAR Formula One racing test drive! Can you handle the speed? Multiple video options.

UFO LASER TAGExciting laser tag for you and your friends! Enjoy the challenge. Includes obstacles, vest and laser gun.

Up to 6 guests at one time.

Fair Opens
Thursday  August 2, 2012

5:00 - 10:00
Admission:  $2.00


Wristbands are now available at the following locations:
First Shore Federal Bank, Market St., Pocomoke
Call 410-957-2626

The Mar-Va Theater  410-957-4230

Contact Stella Powers 410-957-0715

Sponsored by Aurora Agronomy
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Seaford, Delaware

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Great Pocomoke Fair ~ Seeking Entrants for Pageant


Junior Miss Pageant this year at the 2012 Fair!

Ages 10 to 13 are welcome. Must be from either Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico or Accomack county.

 See the rules and get a registration form at the fair's website:

 Prizes include a beautiful crown, embroidered sash, robe, trophy, gift cards and goodies, free rides at the fair, feature opportunities throughout the next year and more!

No talent required.

 Pageant will be Thursday, August 2nd at 8PM following the Little Miss & Mister pageant.

Registration deadline is July 28th.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Pocomoke Fairgrounds
Broad Street
Pocomoke City, Maryland

Saturday, October 22, 2011
7:00 AM ~ UNTIL.....

Kitchen will be open serving breakfast
 sandwiches, juice and coffee.

Because of the large amount of wares this gigantic yard sale usually brings there will be  LOTS of shoppers


**Most of the tables have been rented. 
Call - 443-614-4456 to see if tables are still available**


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Some Events Just Can't Be Stopped Because Of Rain

The Great Pocomoke Fair Committee sure did a have a huge problem on their hands Saturday.  Two events had been scheduled to take place at the fairgrounds - both annual events, that had been  scheduled to take place all in one day at a GREAT admission price- The ATV Jamboree and The Demolition Derby.

IT RAINED! And it rained all day.

Now, if you know anything about any kind of racing you KNOW these two types  of racing don't mind mud and neither do the drivers.  It was a day these riders and drivers had planned for.......... 

According to a statement on their facebook page: "We had two choices: go with an abbreviated show in the rain or disappoint all of those who had called to see if the show was still on. We chose the abbreviated."

I didn't get there on Saturday even though I was all geared up to attend.  I was looking forward to getting lots of photos but
The Pocomoke Fair committee should have some photos soon.  If so I will try to post them.

But I did find this one photo and posting it is a MUST! 

Pocomoke City has so many wonderful people living in it and  there are so many wonderful organizations.  But this is by far the greatest !

Patricia Hidenbrand Photo

Pocomoke City is the ONLY town I have ever watched nonprofessional  racing and witnessed  the fire department standing by.  I think that says alot for those training these guys and gals of today.... Also says alot about their dedication to people.

And don't think for a second that nothing can happen while on can.  I've seen it happen.

To find more upcoming events for The Great Pocomoke Fair go to:  

Plans for the next ATV Jamboree and Demolition Derby should be posted soon. Let's see how many POCOMOKE cars we can get in the derby!! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Great Pocomoke Fair- 2011 Winners...........

It takes many volunteers to make any fair a great one.  Pocomoke should be so very proud of what the  fair committee and volunteers of the Great Pocomoke Fair have accomplished! 

If you have a rose garden, a flower garden keep the Great Pocomoke Fair in mind for next year and be sure to enter!  You don't have to be a professional photographer to enter either! 

There's a whole list of items you can enter.......  Just like these winners below did.

Great Pocomoke Fair
2011 Champion and Reserve Champion WinnersAdults:

Katherine Allen – Mardela Springs
Champion: Apple Pie
Dried Flower Arrangement
Reserve Champion: Pound Cake
Peach Pie
Silk Flower Arrangement
Vivian Calder – Mardela Springs
Reserve Champion: Cut Flowers, OtherDean Ennis – Pocomoke
Champion: Ducks
Reserve Champion Ducks
Mark Frostrom, Jr. – Pocomoke
Champion: Poultry
Reserve Champion: Poultry
Alan Gravenor – Salisbury
Champion: Shaped candy
Three Jars of Fruit
Plain Rolls
Reserve Champion: Green Beans
Bar Cookies
Drop Cookies
Charity Martin – Willards
Champion: Color photo – Flower/plantThomas Morton – Parsonsburg
Champion: Garden Display
Reserve Champion: Bell Peppers
Kathy Payne – Pocomoke
Reserve Champion: Candy, otherLinda Redmond – Temperanceville, VA
Champion Sewing, Casual Dress
Miscellaneous Craft
Reserve Champion: Sewing, Child’s Play outfit
Jetta Reynolds – Princess Anne
Champion: Scrapbook, individualKathe Selph – Salisbury
Champion: Cake, other
Cut Flowers, Salvia
Reserve Champion: Yeast bread, other
Barry Ward – Pocomoke
Reserve Champion: Color photo – Landscape
* * * * *
Seniors (Youth 14-18 years old):
Sarah Dorey – Salisbury
Champion: Cut flower – Aster or Daisy
Sour/Dill Pickles
Sewing – skirt
Shelby Ennis – Pocomoke
Champion: Cake, other
Reserve Champion: Miscellaneous craft
Nathaniel Fleming – Pocomoke
Champion: Garden Display
Reserve Champion: Cut flowers – other perennial
Sara Fluhart – Pungoteague, VA
Champion: Color photo – BuildingWesley Myer – Pittsville
Champion: Meat Goat
Reserve Champion: Meat Goat
Adam Phillips – Delmar
Champion: Dairy Goat
Netherlands Dwarf Rabbit
Reserve Champion: Dairy Goat
Chinchilla rabbit
Cody Pusey – Snow Hill
Reserve Champion: WatermelonCourtney Scott – Pocomoke
Champion: Hanging silk flower arrangement
Muffins, miscellaneous
Cookies, other
Shaped candy
Reserve Champion: Layer Cake
Vegetable or Vegetable & Nut Bread
Color photo – Landscape
Peanut butter fudge
* * * * *Junior (Youth 8-13 years old):
Kacie Ball – Salisbury
Champion: Poultry, any other purebred large
Reserve Champion: Netherland Dwarf rabbit 
Kelley Bundick – Pocomoke
Champion: Color photo – miscellaneous
Cookies, other
Reserve Champion: Color photo – landscape
Bradley Dorey – Salisbury
Reserve Champion: Bread & Butter Pickles
Rock or Shell craft
Brent Ennis – Pocomoke
Champion: Cut flower – Aster or Daisy
Onions, red
Reserve Champion: Cut flower – Zinnia
William Evans, III – Townsend, DE
Champion: Poultry
Reserve Champion: Poultry
Sophie Fleming – Pocomoke
Champion: Pecan PieMichelle Growden – Parksley, VA
Champion: Cake, otherCaleb Humphrey – Oak Hall, VA
Champion: Peanut butter fudge
Reserve Champion: Drop cookies
Jake Mitchell – Townsend, DE
Reserve Champion Poultry
Poultry, single comb bantam
Cole Olson – Pocomoke
Champion: Swine
Reserve Champion: Swine (2)
Lura Ring – Westover
Champion: Dairy Cattle
Nate Robinson – Mardela Springs
Reserve Champion: Butternut SquashHannah Webster – Princess Anne
Champion: Pickled Beets
Miscellaneous craft
* * * * *Child (under 8 years old):
Logan Frostrom – Pocomoke
Champion: Poultry, Rose comb bantamMark Frostrom, III – Pocomoke
Champion: Poultry, Old English bantamCassie Knight – Pocomoke
Champion: Cut flower – Vinca
Crossbred doe rabbit
Jayson Ring – Westover
Reserve Champion: Dairy cattle
Market lamb

News From The Great Pocomoke Fair

Here is some data I received concerning The Great Pocomoke Fair.  I had NO idea there could possibly be so many entries.  And maybe once and for all this will put a lid on alot questions people have had concerning the change of dates for the fair. 

Please consider being a volunteer next year.

Great Pocomoke Fair
2011 Champion & Reserve Champion Winners

The Great Pocomoke Fair is an open Fair, not a 4-H Fair. Therefore, we accept entries from the surrounding counties and states. We had entries from all three states making up the Delmarva Peninsula.

This year there were 76 participants (up from 64 in 2010) who submitted 829 entries (up from 680 in 2010) for competition. There were 38 adult participants, 14 Seniors (ages 14-18), 19 Juniors (ages 8-13), 4 Children (under 8 years old) and 1 handicapped participant.

Almost 700 entries were displayed in the grandstand building – 650 were reviewed by 6 judges on Thursday, tallied, and ribbons added by Fair opening at 5 p.m. The 49 cakes and pies that were submitted Thursday afternoon were judged Thursday evening (2 judges). There were 59 cut flower entries, 173 vegetable entries, and 155 preserving (canned goods) entries. In addition there were 77 small animals (chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits) and 54 livestock (calves, goats, sheep, swine) entries. This year animal judging occurred on Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday – 131 entries reviewed by 3 judges. All of the judges for the grandstand exhibits and those tallying the entries and placing the ribbons are volunteers.

For 2011, the Great Pocomoke Fair will pay $5,944 in premiums. We will receive $1,300 from our grant from the Maryland Agricultural Fair Board. The balance we have to raise on our own. The premium checks must be issued before we can apply for our State grant.

Our kitchen made $2,066.00 and we raised $351.00 on selling the cakes and pies for a total of $2,417.00 in food sales. Someone asked a committee member why we had the food vendors instead of doing it all ourselves. Two reasons: the food vendors are all non-profits – most from the Pocomoke community and they depend on events like the Fair to raise funds for their projects – we are trying to support the Pocomoke community. #2 – VOLUNTEERS and SUMMER HEAT – we don’t have enough volunteers to prepare that much food and that kitchen is very hot in July and August – the grandstand building is not air-conditioned.

Some people thought we were crazy to change the Fair dates after 20 years. However in 2010 when we opened, Somerset schools had been open 4 days and Wicomico and Worcester were preparing to open on Monday. Somerset students were doing homework – not baking cookies and finishing craft project for the Fair. For 2011, we moved away from the opening of schools. That also meant that flowers were still blooming and vegetables were still growing and it was noticeable in the grandstand. In addition, by moving the Fair dates, at least for this year - we were not faced with an unwelcome attendee – Hurricane Irene.

By altering our entry and judging times for the livestock, for the first time our barn was full – 131 entries in all - a lot of work for Norman Ennis and his volunteers setting up the pens but a wonderful sight for the Fair committee.

The Fair dates for 2012 have been set at August 2-4, 2012. We are reviewing the schedule and discussing further modifications for 2012.

Suggestions and volunteers are welcome.

Look for the Great Pocomoke Fair on Facebook

Saturday, August 6, 2011


The Great Pocomoke Fair
Saturday  August 6, 2011

Fair open – 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
General Admission – $2.00
 6 and under Free

8:00 a.m. Equine Show, Horse show area

10:30 a.m. Meat Goat Judging, Livestock Barn

11:30 a.m. Sheep Judging, Livestock Barn

12:00 noon Kids Activities

12:00 Noon – Cake & Pie Auction

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Harness Racing, Grandstand/Racetrack

12:30 p.m. Dairy Goat Judging, Livestock Barn

1:30 p.m. Greased Pig Contest

3:30 p.m. Registration for Tractor Pull begins

4:30 p.m.* Kute Kids awards presentation

5:00 p.m. Antique/Classic Tractor & Pickup Pull – Grandstand/Infield Track

6:00 p.m. Indoor & Livestock Exhibits
released for pickup

10:00 p.m. Fireworks by Fireworks Production, Inc.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pocomoke City Mayor and Council Meeting

WELCOME to the newest Pocomoke City Police Officer -- Vincent Page.

POCOMOKE CITY -- Members of the Great Pocomoke Fair Committee met with the City Council to request permission to sell beer at a truck and tractor pull on June 25.

John Smith, committee president, told the council that the sale would be controlled within the city tent with a double fence around the tent. He added the event was primarily for adults, not children.

Gloria Smith added the fairgrounds were not in close proximity to any church and the schools would be closed. She said other events in Worcester and Wicomico counties did allow beer to be sold.

Police Chief J.D. Ervin checked with other towns and found no major problems.

Dave Barnes, a committee member, said if the town did not allow beer sales, "there would be no more Pocomoke Fair."

No council member stepped up to move for passage of the request after Hawkins asked for a motion, but it was decided the matter would be taken up at the next meeting when a full council was present.

Members of the council did vote to accept revised bids for the construction of an ambulance garage building and a concession building for Cypress Park.

Both measures were brought up at the previous meeting, but the bids were not within budgeted figures for the construction. After items were deleted for both projects, Beauchamp Construction was awarded both contracts, at a cost of $99,454 for the ambulance building and a cost of $83,420 for the concession building.

Under other business, the council heard the first reading of an ordinance to give homeowners a tax rebate of $2,000 or half of their taxes, whichever is less, if they install a sprinkler system; voted to give the Pocomoke Elementary School PTA four rounds of golf for its upcoming fundraiser; and voted to pay $625 for a photo display at the Route 13 Welcome Center.

Tom Grigsby was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his service as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Chief J.D. Ervin introduced a new police officer, Vincent Page.

written by: Bill Kerbin