Concerts, animals and more at the Great Frederick Fair

by Grace Gaydosh and Peyton Johnson

On September 14 – 23, 2018, the Great Frederick Fair hosted the annual agricultural contest for the 4-H/FFA. Students in the FFA showed animals such as swine, horses, and cattle.

The Great Frederick Fair showcases success and has over 1,800 exhibits. It has a long history in Frederick County and celebrated its 156th fair this year. The fair consisted of rides, livestock exhibits, food, concerts, and other entertainment.

The theme this year was “Moooving forward.”

Senior Jackey Hinkson showed swine for 4-H. She showed on September 16 and September 18. Hinkson’s pig, Bandit, won grand champ. She has showed horses for 10 years and pigs for 8 years.

Junior Brianna Mallick showed her market hog for the first time on September 16 and 18. Her market hog was $3.75 per pound and she placed fourth for showmanship. She also showed a blue butt in the market class. 

“I was both excited and nervous, but I enjoyed the experience overall,” said Mallick.

Juniors Caroline Pellicier, Devin Wynne, and Taylor Carbaugh all volunteered to be FFA ambassadors and gave out ribbons. Pellicier and Wynne also helped in the rabbit and turkey auction.

“I wanted to explore FFA and try something new and I was very excited to be an ambassador,” said Pellicier.