County Fairs and Agricultural Expos

County Fairs bring everyone out to play, even the livestock. Fun and adventure can be found throughout the state.
 

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Plan your trip around the "11 Best Days of Summer" at the Maryland State Fair.
Games and rides at the Maryland State Fair
Photo By: Mitch Lebovic
For some fall family fun, head to the Charles County Fair in La Plata.
The Charles County Fair in La Plata
Photo By: www.charlescountyfair.com

Enjoy a great day or evening out with friends or family, playing games, enjoying rides, food, live entertainment, contests and much more. Local produce and livestock will create a great agricultural learning experience for all.

UPCOMING

Anne Arundel County Fair
September 14-18, 2016
Farm animals, exhibits, contests, carnival midway, entertainment, family atmosphere, agriculture education, 4-H exhibits and auction.
Crownsville, Anne Arundel County
More info...

Charles County Fair
September 15-18, 2016
The annual Charles County Fair celebrates Charles County's long agricultural heritage and history. Located on 30 acres south of La Plata, the fair features farm animals, displays, demonstrations, fair food, entertainment and activities for all ages.
Charles County Fair Grounds
La Plata
More info...

The Great Frederick Fair
September 16-24, 2016
The Great Frederick Fair offers something for everyone! This year's fair will feature horse pulls, a 4-H King/Queen contest, carnival midway, potato sack races, pony racing, jousting exhibition, rides and more. Entertainment includes performances by Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Thomas Rhett, Rachel Platten, Foreigner and Jake Owen to name a few. Tickets on sale now!
Great Frederick Fair Fairgrounds
Frederick
More info...

St. Mary's County Fair
September 22-25, 2016
The St. Mary’s County Fair has grown into an annual 4-day agriculturally themed event with an attendance of 50,000. The County Fair's mission is to improve agriculture, increase public awareness of the local agricultural community, and educate the general populace on agricultural and home arts skills. In a more practical view, the fair offers the public a chance to see a cow up close, eat candy cotton, learn about 4-H livestock projects, ride a ferris wheel, listen to gospel music, feel the pride of winning a blue ribbon on a chocolate cake and learn the best technique for canning grape jelly.
St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
Leonardtown
More info...

Farm Heritage Days
September 24-25, 2016
Get in touch with Maryland's farming history at Farm Heritage Days! You'll find displays of vintage farm and construction equipment, an old time blacksmith, field demonstrations by the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association, children's area, live music, rodeo extravaganza, and more. Whether you're country folk, or  city slicker, you'll be awed by the excitement of this heritage day!
Howard County Living Farm and Heritage Museum.
West Friendship
More info...

Calvert County Fair
September 28 - October 2, 2016
Calvert County’s long agricultural heritage and history is celebrated yearly with an old-fashioned county fair. See farm animals, displays of all kinds, demonstrations & delicious Southern Maryland cooking.
County Fairgrounds
Prince Frederick
More info...

 

FULL LIST BY REGION

WESTERN REGION

Allegany County Fair and Ag Expo
July 16-23, 2016
Plenty of family fun here including racing, demolition derby and fireworks.  Live entertainment includes Chris Janson, Tenth Avenue North with special guest Jordan Feliz and the Charlie Daniels Band.
More info...

Washington County Ag Expo and Fair
July 16-23, 2016
This county fair features livestock shows, rodeo, tractor pulls, good food, rides and great fun for the whole family.
Washington County Agricultural Education Center
Boonsboro
More info...

Carroll County 4-H Fair
July 30-August 5, 2016
Expect an old fashioned county fair complete with exhibitors, entertainment, animal displays and yummy fair food.
Carroll County 4-H  & FFA Fair, Inc
More info...

Garrett County Agriculture Fair
July 30-August 6, 2016
Carnival rides & games, fun fair food, livestock, the "Mud Bog," demolition derbies, live music, tractor pull & more!
McHenry
More info...

CAPITAL REGION

Howard County Fair
August 6-13, 2016
Livestock displays, commercial exhibits, a petting farm, rides, horse shows, entertainment, home arts, plus horse and tractor pulls.
Howard County Fairgrounds
More info...

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
August 12-20, 2016
The largest agricultural county fair in Maryland! The annual fair will include the Battle of the Beast Rodeo, Monster Truck Madness, demolition derby, a large variety of commercial and craft exhibits, milking parlor and birthing center, new concessions with exciting menus and of course new "Moovies" in Community Square and more. Don't miss it!
Montgomery County Agricultural Center
Gaithersburg
More info...

The Great Frederick Fair
September 16-24, 2016
The Great Frederick Fair offers something for everyone! This year's fair will feature horse pulls, a 4-H King/Queen contest, carnival midway, potato sack races, pony racing, jousting exhibition, rides and more. Entertainment includes performances by Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Thomas Rhett, Rachel Platten, Foreigner and Jake Owen to name a few. Tickets on sale now!
Great Frederick Fair Fairgrounds
Frederick
More info...

Farm Heritage Days
September 24-25, 2016
Get in touch with Maryland's farming history at Farm Heritage Days! You'll find displays of vintage farm and construction equipment, an old time blacksmith, field demonstrations by the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association, children's area, live music, rodeo extravaganza, and more. Whether you're country folk, or  city slicker, you'll be awed by the excitement of this heritage day!
Howard County Living Farm and Heritage Museum.
West Friendship
More info...

CENTRAL REGION

Harford County Farm Fair
July 28-31, 2016
Old-fashioned country fair; 4-H exhibits, livestock, judging and auctions, home crafts, tractor pulls, live music.
The Equestrian Center
Bel Air
More info...

The Maryland State Fair
August 22 - September 1, 2014
The Maryland State Fair, named one of the top 50 fairs in North America, is one event you don't want to miss. This year's 11-day festival will feature swifty swine racing pigs, live thoroughbred horseracing, bull riding and barrell racing, concerts, agricultural fair tours, games, rides and more. The Maryland State Fair has been a late summer tradition since 1878, and locals affectionately refer to it as "The 11 Best Days of Summer." As always, never a dull moment at this year's Maryland State Fair!
Located on the Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium
Baltimore County
More info...

Prince George's County Fair
September 8-11, 2016
The oldest fair in the state! Everyone is welcome to get in on the fun and festivites. There are plenty of things to see and just as many things to do. Don't forget the carnival, where the family can enjoy rides or play a game and maybe win a prize. Little ones three years old or younger, can be entered in the Beautiful Baby contest. It's all at the Fair!
Show Place Arena
Upper Marlboro
More info...

Anne Arundel County Fair
September 14-18, 2016
Farm animals, exhibits, contests, carnival midway, entertainment, family atmosphere, agriculture education, 4-H exhibits and auction.
Crownsville, Anne Arundel County
More info...

SOUTHERN REGION

Charles County Fair
September 15-18, 2016
The annual Charles County Fair celebrates Charles County's long agricultural heritage and history. Located on 30 acres south of La Plata, the fair features farm animals, displays, demonstrations, fair food, entertainment and activities for all ages.
Charles County Fair Grounds
La Plata
More info...

St. Mary's County Fair
September 22-25, 2016
The St. Mary’s County Fair has grown into an annual 4-day agriculturally themed event with an attendance of 50,000. The County Fair's mission is to improve agriculture, increase public awareness of the local agricultural community, and educate the general populace on agricultural and home arts skills. In a more practical view, the fair offers the public a chance to see a cow up close, eat candy cotton, learn about 4-H livestock projects, ride a ferris wheel, listen to gospel music, feel the pride of winning a blue ribbon on a chocolate cake and learn the best technique for canning grape jelly.
St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
Leonardtown
More info...

Calvert County Fair
September 28 - October 2, 2016
Calvert County’s long agricultural heritage and history is celebrated yearly with an old-fashioned county fair. See farm animals, displays of all kinds, demonstrations & delicious Southern Maryland cooking.
County Fairgrounds
Prince Frederick
More info...

EASTERN SHORE

Kent County Fair
July 21-23, 2016
Great food, 4-H and community exhibits, animals, tractors, games and entertainment. The focus of the fair is agricultural education and providing fun educational opportunities for county youth.
Chestertown
More info...

Cecil County Fair
July 22-30, 2016
Old-fashioned county fair with a rodeo, demolition derby, midway,  tractor pulls, 4H exhibits & entertainment at historic Fair Hill.
Fair Hill Fairgrounds
Elkton
More info...

Somerset County Fair
July 29-31, 2016
Exhibits, animals & judging, delicious fair foods, crafts, contests, and kids’ activities.
Princess Anne
More info...

Caroline-Dorchester County Fair
August 3-6, 2016
Old fashioned fair featuring an array of contests including: tractor driving, dress a goat and greased pig.  There are baby, little princess, princess and queen contests plus pet shows. For the kids there are amusement areas with inflatables and rock wall climbing, a magician and face painting.
4-H Park
Denton
Caroline County
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Queen Anne's County Fair
August 8-13, 2016
Check out the 4-H park with a full slate of action including a corn hole contest, goose and duck calling contests,  goat show, truck pull and rodeo, and evening musical performances.
Centreville
Queen Anne's County
More info...

Worcester County Fair
August 12-14, 2016
County fair with home and garden exhibits, livestock shows, horse shows, kids games and rides, Pocomoke River Boat tours, car and motorcycle show and numerous craft and food vendors plus artisans. 
Market St.
Snow Hill
More info...

Wicomico Farm & Home Show
August 19-21, 2016
"A country fair for all time" - sheep, dwarf goats, and Scales and Tales Animal exhibits, music and sports demonstrations. Children’s activities and games everyday!  A 5 foot fry pan, cake auction and on Friday night fireworks.  Full fair offerings continue on Saturday and Sunday.
Winterplace Park
Salisbury 
Wicomico County
More info...

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