SALISBURY, Maryland – Now that the Wicomico County Fair is back, businesses also have the opportunity to showcase what they’ve been working on: small businesses, ”said Zach Evans, president of the Wicomico County Fair. He adds, “Part of what we aim to do is free entry and free parking because we don’t want to force people to come and enjoy the afternoon. We prefer that they spend those dollars to support local businesses and suppliers.
Included fair trade seller items, jewelry, homemade items, clothing and more. We’re told it doesn’t matter how old you are as long as you have something to sell. Startup owner Julia VanMeter told 47 ABC: “It’s really cool because a lot of people can just walk around a bunch of different things that people make and sell.” His cousin Sarah Wright, owner of Sarah’s creations adds, “I love when people see my products on their faces light up because they look pretty.”
Now those who attended the Wicomico County Fair say they are still looking to add more businesses and organizations in hopes of expanding their market. “I think we missed that little feeling of being able to get back together and come together and kind of celebrate the things we love about life on the Lower Rim. The county fair has always been a great place to do it, ”says Evans.
However, VanMeter and Wright tell us this year, it’s not just about coming back to the fair to sell products, it’s about honoring a deceased family member. Julia’s father and Sarah’s uncle lost their battle with cancer. Now they say they collect profit to donate Relay for Life. “We just want to raise awareness and donate so that we can know the word so that more people understand,” VanMeter said.
We are told that while it is difficult to lose a family member, just being able to do what they love, make people happy with their products and, more importantly, honor their father and uncle is what la fair really means to them. “I have lost so many family members so I would just like to raise more money so that others don’t lose their families as well,” Wright says.
The last day of the Wicomico County Fair is Sunday August 22 from 12 noon. here.