Feathers, Fun, and Fowl: the Montgomery County Poultry Show
By Tom Seest
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The Maryland Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Poultry Show is an annual event that honors poultry farmers. The event draws hundreds of poultry enthusiasts from all over Maryland. The show is an important part of the county’s agricultural history and is one of the best in the state. This event is held in July and is open to the public. For more information, visit the website.
Table Of Contents
- Who Will Take Home the Blue Ribbon in the Montgomery County Poultry Show?
- Who Will Take Home the Blue Ribbon for Poultry at the Montgomery County Fair?
- Who Will Take Home the Top Prize at the Montgomery County Poultry Show?
- Who Will Take Home the Prize at the Montgomery County Poultry Show?
- Who Will Take Home the Blue Ribbon at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Poultry Show?
Carrie McQueen, the stilt walker, will be roaming the Fairgrounds as part of the fair’s festivities today. She will be walking the grounds at different times during the fair. She will also be juggling and dancing as she creates a festive atmosphere. If you have kids, you can bring them along to see Carrie.
Alexis Dawson is a 17-year-old sophomore from Montgomery County. She has been in 4-H for eight years and raises many different types of livestock. She is a member of the Montgomery County Poultry Club, the Montgomery County Rabbit Club, and the Sheep and Swine Club. Outside of 4-H, she enjoys rock climbing, singing, and reading. She is also very interested in science and hopes to become a veterinarian.
Alexis is involved with 4-H since she was five years old and has attended several county fairs since. This year, she is serving as the president of her county’s 4-H rabbit club. She has raised show-quality Netherland dwarf rabbits since she was a young girl and has traveled across the country to compete in educational rabbit competitions. She is also a member of the 4H dairy goat club.
Cody Mullinix is a 15-year-old sophomore at Damascus High School. He is also a member of the 4-H club and has been involved in it for 11 years. His family raises pigs and beef steers on pasture. He enjoys reading and singing. He hopes to become a veterinarian one day.
Cody has been a member of 4-H for eleven years and is working towards a life membership. He is involved in various 4-H activities and is a member of the livestock club and poultry club. He also likes to swim, dance, and spend time with his dogs.
Lily Luther is a former member of the 4-H State Council and a future kingdom leader at a 4-H camp in western Maryland. She lives on a small farm in North Potomac. The four-year-old is excited about her first year on the royal court and for the opportunity to teach people about animals and fairs.
Lily Luther is a freshman at Damascus High School. She has been involved with 4-H since she was a clover and is currently a member of the Montgomery County Beef Club, raising two Angus steers. She also participates in the National Junior Angus Association and enjoys learning about animal nutrition. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Rising junior Liam Reed is excited to participate in the poultry show as a member of the Maryland Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. His involvement with 4-H dates back to the time he was five years old. He has shown market Boer goats and Myotonic goats as well as a variety of poultry, ducks, and turkeys. He has also participated in photography and antiques in the Old Timer’s building.
The county fair’s history began in 1846 when local farmers founded the Montgomery County Agricultural Society. The first county fair took place in Rockville. The register of Will’s office was transformed into a marketplace, and the county clerk’s building was brimming with fruits and vegetables. Women competed in categories with cash prizes, including fancy handwork, pickles, honey, and homespun fabrics. Men exhibited livestock at the Beall-Dawson House.
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