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 affectionaly refer to it as "The 11 Best Days of Summer." As always, never a dull moment at this year's Maryland State Fair! Here's a taste of the great variety of entertainment for fairgoers:
- The 1st Annual Jousting Tournament at the MD State Fair
- Masters of the Chainsaw
- 4-H Costumed Animal Contest
- The Antique/Classic Vehicle Show
Located on the Maryland State Fairgrounds
Prince George's County Fair
September 4-7, 2014
The oldest fair in the state! Everyone is welcome to get into the fun and festivites. There are plenty of things to see and just as many things to do. Don't forget the carnival, where your family can enjoy the rides or maybe play a game and win a prize. Do you have a little one three years old or younger, you might consider entering them in the Beautiful Baby contest. See You at the Fair!
Prince George's County
Anne Arundel County Fair
September 10-14, 2014
Farm animals, exhibits, contests, carnival midway, entertainment, family atmosphere, agriculture education, 4-H exhibits and auction.
Crownsville, Anne Arundel County
Calvert County Fair
September 24-28, 2014
Entertainment performing at various times throughout the day:
Reptile Adventures, Vortex of Doom MCC & Aerial Stunt Spectacular, Southern Maryland Barnyard Runners, Big T’s DJ, Grandpa Cratchet Puppet Mobile/Show, and Dennis Beach Chainsaw Wood carver.
Farm Heritage Days and Bull Roast
September 27-28, 2014
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, music, the Bull Blast & Rodeo Extravaganza, and more. Whether you're country folk, or a city slicker, excitement and awe is in store for you!
Howard County Living Farm and Heritage Museum.
West Friendship, Howard County
Charles County Fair
September 11-14, 2014
The 90th 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, food, entertainment and activities for all ages.
Charles County Fair Grounds
La Plata, Charles County
Great Frederick Fair
September 12-20, 2014
The Great Frederick Fair offers something for everyone! This year's fair will feature horse pull, 4-H King/Queen contest, Carnival midway, Potato Sack races, Pony racing, jousting exhibition, rides and much more. Entertainment includes performances by Blake Shelton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brenda Lee and Larry Gatlin &the Gatlin Brothers to name a few. Tickets on sale now!
Great Frederick Fair Fairgrounds
Frederick, Frederick County
St. Mary's County Fair
September 18-21, 2014
The St. Mary’s County Fair has grown into annual 4-day agriculturally oriented event with an attendance of 50,000. The County Fair's mission is to improve agriculture, increase public awareness of the agricultural community in our area, and education of 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 wining a blue ribbon on a chocolate cake and learn the best technique for canning grape jelly.
St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
Leonardtown, St. Mary's County
September 20-21, 2014
Come celebrate the 5th annual Alpaca Festival and Open House at Outstanding Dreams Farm! We have lots to see including fiber art demonstrations, lots of beautiful Alpaca products, great food, and activities for the kids. Get up close and personal with out Alpacas, and learn all about these fluffy and friendly animals.
Outstanding Dreams Farm
Preston, Caroline County
Calvert County Fair
September 24-28, 2014
Calvert County’s long agricultural heritage and history is celebrated each year with an old-fashioned county fair complete with farm animals, displays of all kinds, demonstrations and delicious Southern Maryland cooking.
Allegany County Fair and Ag Expo
July 12-19, 2014
Plenty of Family Fun to include Racing, Demolition Derby's, Fireworks, and Live entertainment which includes Tate Stevens from the X Factor, 2012 Winner and Casey James, 2010 American Idol Finalist.
Kent County Fair
July 17-19, 2014
Great food, 4-H and community exhibits, animals, tractors, games and entertainment. The focus of the fair is agricultural education and providing educational opportunities for county youth.
Cecil County Fair
July 18-26, 2014
Old-fashioned country fair with rodeo, demolition derby, midway, & tractor pulls, 4H exhibits & entertainment.
Fair Hill Fairgrounds
Washington County Ag Expo and Fair
July 19-26, 2014
County Fair, livestock shows, rodeo, tractor pulls, rides.
Somerset County Fair
July 25-27, 2014
Exhibits, animals & judging, food, crafts, contests, kids’ activities.
Carroll County 4-H Fair
July 26-August 1, 2014
Country fair with exhibitors, entertainment, animal shows and food.
Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair, Inc
Garrett County Agriculture Fair
July 26-August 2, 2014
Carnival Rides & Games, Food, Livestock, Mud Bog, Demolition Derbies, Live Music, Tractor Pull & more!
Harford County Farm Fair
July 31-August 2, 2014
Old-fashioned country fair; 4-H exhibits, livestock, judging and auctions, home crafts, tractor pulls, live music.
The Equestrian Center
Howard County Fair
August 2-9, 2014
Livestock shows, commercial exhibits, petting farm, rides, horse shows, entertainment, home arts, horse and tractor pulls.
Howard County Fairgrounds
Caroline-Dorchester County Fair
August 6-9, 2014
Old Fashioned Fair with Tractor Driving contest, Dress A Goat, Greased Pig and Dog Show.
Worcester County Fair
August 8-10, 2014
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 an Artisans.
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
August 8-16, 2014
The largest agricultural county fair in Maryland! The 62st Annual Fair will include the Battle of the Beast Rodeo, Monster Truck Madness, Demolition Derby, a larger variety of commercial and craft exhibits, a 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 Fairgrounds
Queen Anne's County Fair
August 11-16, 2014
Check out the 4-H Park with a full slate of action including a corn hole contest, goose and duck calling contests, a goat show, truck pull, and rodeo, and evening musical performances.
Queen Anne's County
Wicomico Farm & Home Show
August 14-16, 2014
"A Country Fair for all time" - Animal shows, music, sports demonstrations, Children’s Activities and Games and much more!