The Caroline County Agricultural Fair has been a phenomenal success in a day and age when county fairs have rapidly disappeared in other parts of the country. After high attendance in various temporary locations, the Fair was the recipient of a donation of 40 acres of land by Mrs. Ann Tate. a member of one of the county’s oldest farming families. Located on a gently rolling hill top in between Carmel Church and Ladysmith, the site is one of the most picturesque in Caroline.
Starting with tents and other impermanent shelters, the Fair Board of Directors and Committee who have been together for over a decade, began to raise money for permanent buildings.
Due to their diligence and hard work in addition to the generosity of the community at large. a number of wonderful structures and pavilions have been constructed in the last five years. Some of my support roles for this great event have been selling tickets at the gate and helping to judge The Caroline Idol Contest as well as supporting Susan’s endeavors in the Heritage Area which include The Farm wife’s Kitchen of Yesteryear.