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Washington County Ag Expo is loaded with farm animals, a demolition derby, and truck and tractor pulls

Washington County Ag Expo is loaded with farm animals, a demolition derby, and truck and tractor pulls

July 20, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

Cars ramming into each other, souped-up tractors pulling tons of weight, classy cars and amateur crooners taking their turn in the spotlight.

There's plenty of fun to be had at Washington County Ag Expo even if you don't own a farm animal or know a winning cake recipe.

Entertainment highlights include:

Friday, July 21

· 7:30 p.m.: Compact car demolition derby. Track. Call 301-582-0640.

Saturday, July 22

· Approximately 12:30 p.m.: Square-dancing demonstration and dance, Red Men Pavilion at Ag Center.

· 2:30 p.m.: Youth tractor pull. Track. Call 301-714-0992.

· 5 p.m.: Pedal tractor pull for ages 5 to 10. Main show ring. Call 301-824-7455.

· 6:30 p.m.: Don Schwartz Memorial Stock Tractor Pull. Track. Call 301-573-1990.

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Sunday, July 23

· 2 p.m.: Garden tractor pull, youth to pro stock. Track. Call 301-491-5054 or go to www.wcatc.org.

· 4 to 8 p.m.: Classic car show in the area of the rural village.

· 7:30 p.m.: Family Night Entertainment with tug-of-war contests for adults and youth, ice cream eating contest and a goat milking contest featuring Washington County state legislators. Main show ring. Call 301-824-6159.

Monday, July 24

· 7:30 p.m.: Karaoke. Registration, 6 p.m. $10 entry fee. Cash prizes. Track. Call 301-739-3493.

Tuesday, July 25

· 6:30 p.m.: Antique tractor pull and skid loader rodeo. Tractor pull features tractors from 1965 and earlier. Track. For more about the pull, call 301-491-5054 or go to www.wcatc.org. For more about the rodeo, call 301-223-8316.

Wednesday, July 26

· 7:30 p.m.: Tractor and truck pull featuring hot rod semi-trucks and including 8,500-pound modified turbo tractors and 6,500-pound pro street truck 4-by-4s. Track. Call 301-730-9523.

Thursday, July 27

· 7:30 p.m.: Tractor and truck pull with 6,800-pound modified 4-by-4s and 8,000-pound open and super open tractor classes. Track. Call 301-730-9523.




If you go ...



WHAT: Washington County Ag Expo

WHEN: Friday, July 21, through Friday, July 28

WHERE: Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike

COST: Costs for adults vary depending on day and hours; range from $2 to $10. Ages 65 and older get in free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 25. Ages 8 and younger are admitted free.

DIRECTIONS: The Washington County Agricultural Education Center is about seven miles south of Hagerstown, on the east side of Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65).

MORE: For more information, call Ag Expo President Hal Spielman, 301-432-6854.

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