Barstow, MD – Saturday, Sept. 27 was another day of abundant sunshine at the Calvert County Fair. Due to the large early attendance the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office sent out an advisory to motorists to be prepared to use the satellite parking being provided at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick campus.

In addition to maxing out the on-site parking for a second day in a row, fairgoers jammed the turnstiles of the many carnival rides, visited the penned barnyard animals and enjoyed the standard culinary fare—corn dogs, kettle corn and funnel cake.

Two stars of the Washington Redskins’ Super Bowl glory days were also at the fair to autograph pictures, merchandise and memorabilia. Rick “Doc” Walker, who played tight end; and running back/kick return specialist Brian Mitchell; also posed for pictures with the fans. Walker and Mitchell visited the fair courtesy of Mark’s Electronics. Both Mitchell and Walker have gone on to enjoy careers in sports broadcasting.

Other stars shone brightly on the 2014 fair. The finalists of the Calvert County Fair Idol contest drew the masses to the outdoor stage. The performers deemed to be the three best by a panel of judges earned cash prizes courtesy of G.H. Clark Contractors.

The top prize—a check for $1,000—went to Brandi Wightman.

Local 4-H members also earned some cash with a little help from the animals they raised. The traditional 4-H Livestock Auction drew discerning bidders to the showcase area of the barn.

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