Montgomery County readying for 65th annual fair

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County is preparing for its agricultural fair.

The 65th annual fair begins Friday in Gaithersburg and continues through Aug. 17. In addition to animal exhibits and rides, there are contests for amateur flower arranging and cheese carving as well as toilet decorating.

Free entertainment at the fair includes daily pig races and, on Friday, a lawn mower race.

General admission to the fair for adults is $10. Children 11 and under are free.