You never know what excitement the Cumberland County Fair will bring — including a new life. The Chronicle’s Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler witnessed the hatching of a baby chick, from its work of cracking the eggshell, to breaking free and making its first friends in the incubator. Music and lights took a backseat to this wee one’s first day on Earth, a more subdued but important celebration of the fair’s roots and ongoing agricultural tradition.