Jeremiah Bookard, 6, left, and his best friend Zamont Basnight, 5, both of Lexington Park, enjoy one of the rides at the Ridge Volunteer Fire …

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Fall marks the return of the National Football League, the winding down of Major League Baseball’s regular season, pumpkin spiced everything and the return — following a one-year hiatus — of county fairs.

She didn’t have much time to spare before the deadline, but Arielle Bruce’s submission was eventually picked as the cover for last year’s Charles County Fair guide. But because the county fair was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bruce’s artwork ended up on the cover of this…