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Meet farm animals, enjoy great food and ride exciting rides at The Great Frederick Fair. 

City streets and country roads will converge at the Frederick Fairgrounds from September 13 to 21 for the annual Great Frederick Fair.

For 157 years, the Great Frederick Fair has been a place of community gathering and competition. Livestock shows, baked good competitions, auctions and more food than one stomach can eat, will fill the fairgrounds and are a must visit as summer begins to slip into fall.

Grab a spicy Cajun catfish sandwich, fried pickles, hand-dipped ice cream or apple dumpling at one of the fair's many food vendors.

More animals than you can count will flock to the fairgrounds to be judged in hopes of taking home a blue ribbon. Check out cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, turkeys and even alpacas in the barns and show rings.

Stay the night, too, and check out the grandstand, which will host nightly entertainment. This year, the grandstand will host country music band Lonestar and solo artist Terri Clark on Sept. 13 (tickets range from $25 to $55) and rock band Creedence Clearwater Revisited as part of the Michelob ULTRA Concert Series on Sept. 14 (tickets range from $30 to $45).

Be sure to also snag a $23 ticket to the Demolition Derby too. The derby begins on Wednesday with cars going head-to-head (or bumper to bumper) and continues Thursday night with trucks and van crashing and bashing. Watch as the vehicles take wild turns and batter their competition into a breakdown.

For more information and a full list of events, visit thegreatfrederickfair.com.

Follow Samantha Hogan on Twitter: @SAHogan

Samantha Hogan is the state house, environment, agriculture and energy reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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put the people in cages and let the animals be in control.

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