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.

Kent County Fair - VIRTUAL
July 16-18, 2020 - Stay Tuned for details!
Enjoy the animals, arts and crafts, tractors, 4-H Livestock and much more. Attending the fair VIRTUALLY is a terrific way to support young 4-H members
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Somerset County Fair
July 2020
Enjoy the many exhibits, animals, food, crafts, contests, kids' activities including the ever-popular greased pig contest. The Somerset County Fair shows the best of the county's agricultural community.
Princess Anne
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Carroll County 4-H Fair
August 1-8, 2020
Expect an old fashioned county fair complete with exhibitors, entertainment, animal displays, live music and yummy fair food. Back by popular demand this year you will see the Wild West Night, Car Demolition Derby, Tractor Pull, Chain Saw Carver, and much more!
Carroll County 4-H  & FFA Fair, Inc.
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Garrett County Agriculture Fair
August 1-8, 2020
Enjoy carnival rides and games, fair food, livestock, the "Mud Bog," demolition derbies, live music, tractor pull and the farm Queen and Court Program..
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Howard County Fair
August 8-15, 2020
A classic county fair with exhibits, animals, agricultural displays, contests, entertainment, amusement rides, food and family-oriented fun for all generations!
Howard County Fairgrounds
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Caroline-Dorchester County Fair
August 7-10, 2020
Old-fashioned fair featuring an array of events including: tractor driving, guest magician, train display, dress a goat contest and pet shows. For the kids, there are amusement areas with inflatables and lots of live animals.
4-H Park
Caroline County
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Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
August 14-22, 2020
This is the largest agricultural county fair in Maryland. The annual fair includes Monster Truck Madness, demolition derby, a large variety of commercial and craft exhibits, livestock milking parlor and birthing center, and new concessions with exciting menus. 
Montgomery County Agricultural Center
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Queen Anne's County Fair
August 10-15, 2020
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.
Queen Anne's County
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Wicomico County Fair
August 21-23, 2020
"A country fair for all time" - there is something for everyone at the fair including kids games, animals, home arts, auctions, entertainment, and of course, lots of competitions. Children’s activities and games everyday. Full fair offerings continue on Saturday and Sunday.
Winterplace Park
Wicomico County
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The Maryland State Fair
August 27 - September 7, 2020
This is summer's crescendo with great food, fun and family entertainment including: tame and thrilling rides, classic fair and local farm-fresh food, livestock, horse, farm, home and garden exhibits,  arts & crafts , live thoroughbred racing; national and  local concerts. 
Located on the Maryland State Fairgrounds
Baltimore County
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Prince George's County Fair
September 10-13, 2020
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 16-20,  2020
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 17-20, 2020
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 18-20, 2020
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 18-26, 2020
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 24-27, 2020
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 30 - October 4, 2020
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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