County Fairs and Agricultural Expos

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



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

Prince George's County Fair
September 5-8, 2019
The oldest running fair in the state! Everyone is welcome to get in on the fun and festivites. There are plenty of things to see and so 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 3 years old or younger, can be entered in the Beautiful Baby contest. It's all at the Fair.
Show Place Arena
Upper Marlboro
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Anne Arundel County Fair
September 11-15, 2019
Everything you could want in a county fair - farm animals, exhibits, contests, carnival midway, entertainment, family atmosphere, agriculture education, 4-H exhibits and auction.
Crownsville, Anne Arundel County
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Charles County Fair
September 12-15, 2019
The annual Charles County Fair celebrates Charles County's long agricultural heritage and proud history. Located on 35 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
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Worcester County Fair
September 13-15, 2019
A traditional country fair in a picturesque setting, the Worcester County Fair offers a variety of activities and entertainment, as well as hosting various craft, education and food vendors that will stimulate the imagination and please the senses.
Snow Hill
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The Great Frederick Fair
September 13-21, 2019
The Great Frederick Fair is a classic. The fair features horse pulls, a 4-H King/Queen contest, carnival midway, potato sack races, pony racing, jousting exhibition, rides and more. Past performers have included well-known country, Christian and classic rock performers and bands.
Great Frederick Fair Fairgrounds
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St. Mary's County Fair
September 19-22, 2019
The St. Mary’s County Fair has grown into an annual 4-day agriculturally themed event with an attendance of 50,000. 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
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Calvert County Fair
September 25-29, 2019
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 and delicious Southern Maryland cooking.
County Fairgrounds
Prince Frederick
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