Rain or shine, the sixth annual event celebrating Havre de Grace's horse-racing heritage will transform the city on Saturday, Oct. 12.
This year's theme is the "Roaring Twenties, Dirty Thirties and Fighting Forties," decades when the city's horse racing track, The Graw, was in its heyday. The one-mile track existed from 1912 to 1950 near what is present-day Stancill Field off Old Bay Lane.
Harford County was under a flood warning Friday and the National Weather Service forecast rain for most of Saturday. No matter the weather, people can get their Graw Days fill, especially since several offerings are indoors. Here are a few:
- “History @ the Bank” horse racing exhibit; La Banque de Fleuve, 321 St. John St.
- Tidewater Players musical revue (1900–1940) at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m.; Old Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave.
- The Graw Days Speaker Series; 321 St. John St.
- "Born to Ride," a play about a black Havre de Grace jockey, at 2 and 4 p.m.; St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave.