It’s the middle of September, the pumpkin spice latte has returned to Starbucks, and Maryland is experiencing the second coming of summer.

But in Frederick County, the middle of September means one thing: the return of The Great Frederick Fair.

And the fair is great, in size alone. But to break it down a bit more, Frederick Uncut brings the guide to The Great Frederick Fair.

First, crime and courts reporter Jeremy Arias joins producer Heather Mongilio to discuss ride safety. The rides at the fair are inspected leading up to the beginning of the fair, and, as Arias explained, possibly during as well.

Then Mongilio and county reporter Steve Bohnel take on The fair. Together, the two discuss everything fairgoers might need to know, from parking to food.

At its core, The Great Frederick Fair is an agriculture event, and Bohnel and Mongilio, admittedly two city-bred reporters, witnessed the birth of Buttercup, a calf.

A new episode of Frederick Uncut comes out every Tuesday.

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— Staff reports

Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at

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