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Harford County

Posted 5/26/2004

INFORMATION

Discover Harford County Tourism Council, 3 W. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen, (800) 597-2649, www.harfordmd.com.
The Havre de Grace Office of Tourism and Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave., Havre de Grace, (410) 939-2100.

ATTRACTIONS

Concord Point Lighthouse, foot of Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace, (410) 939-1498. Check out the Chesapeake Bay in style. Get self-conscious at the thought that a ton of sailors may be looking right at you at any given moment.
Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville, (410) 836-7605. There's more to making wine than barefoot people stepping on grapes. You can tour the county's first winery and also sample some of its products.
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 215 Giles St., Havre de Grace, (410) 939-3739. This place boasts one of the finest collections of, well, decoys. If you can't find anything else to do on a Sunday, check this place out, but believe us, they're open every day.

EVENTS

Father's Day Cruise, 1-3:30 p.m. June 20, departs Hutchins Park, Havre de Grace, (410) 287-7217. When it comes to Father's Day, there's the tie people, the useful-gadget people, and the picture-made-of-macaroni-and-paste people. A dinner cruise on the Lantern Queen adds to your options. You can save the tie for next year.
Fiore Wine, Jazz and Art Festival, Aug. 21-22, Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville, (410) 879-4007. Need to show a certain someone just how incredibly cultured you are? International foods, wine tasting, winery tours, and grape stomping should do the trick. Well, actually you may want to refrain from the grape stomping.
Historical Fashion Show, 2 p.m. June 6, Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Ave., Bel Air, (410) 838-7691. We wonder if the outrageously-baggy jeans phase will be represented.
Ice Cream Social, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 8, Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air, (410) 838-7691. They promise an "old-fashioned" ice cream social. Sounds good to us.
Lock Tender's Beer Fest and Auction, 7-10:30 p.m. June 19, Havre de Grace Community Center, (410) 939-5780. A variety of beers, music, refreshments, and an auction get this event on the list. Actually, it was mostly just because of the beer.

SPORTS AND RECREATION

Bel Air Independence Day, 7 a.m. July 4, Bel Air High School, (410) 893-4444. Hamster races, turtle races, and frog leaping competitions are set for this event, so start replacing Cuddles' water with Gatorade . . . if you think he has what it takes.
Cal Ripken World Series, Ripken Stadium, exit 85 off I-95, Aberdeen, (410) 297-9292. The Cal Ripken World Series features 10 US and 5 international teams competing to win the series championship title on Aug. 22.
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Kingsville, (410)-592-2897. Calling all hikers! This place has got over 100 miles of trails. They've also got natural history walks if you're feeling educational.
Rocks State Park, 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jarrettsville, (410) 557-7994. Rock climbing, fishing, tubing, wading, canoeing, and hiking are just some of the activities offered here. There are also a couple of throne-like rock formations where legend claims Indian chieftains once sat.
Summer Fun Day with Lawnmower Races, noon-5 p.m. July 11, Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, (410) 939-2299. Harford County just loves to pit small animals against each other. If you had the grand champion pet at Bel Air's Independence Day, come back with your turtle or frog to defend your title. There will also be lawnmower-racing, ice-cream eating, and seed-spitting competitions.

SHOPPING

Bomboy's Home Made Candy, Inc., 329 Market St., Havre de Grace, (410) 939-2924. Reading over the selection of homemade chocolates will make your mouth water. Careful when you go; they're closed on Mondays.
Independent Can Company Factory Outlet, 4500 Wharf Point Court, Belcamp, (410) 272-5122. When good people can make an honest living selling empty tin cans, we remember what America is all about.

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