Local Activities | August 6, 2015
Its county fair time in Maryland. August and September are popular months for county fairs throughout the state. There are many county fairs taking place in Maryland which showcase local agriculture, as well as feature carnival rides, musical entertainment, arts and crafts exhibits, food and fun for the entire family. The many Maryland county fairs are within a short drive from the Baltimore area and perfect for family fun.
The Howard County Fair Maryland 2015 opens August 8th and runs through August 15th. The fair is celebrating its 70th year with everything from carnival rides to a demolition derby! The fair is held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. The Howard County Fair will feature many great events including musical entertainment and daily magic shows, pony rides, a float parade, baby contest, antique tractor pull, a combine derby, a pro rodeo and family entertainment. There are also agriculture presentations and competitions for 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members. Find out the complete schedule of events on the Howard County Fair website.
The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is the largest county fair in Maryland. The fair is held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland from August 14th to 22nd. The fair features carnival rides, agricultural competitions, great fair food, entertainment and much more. The grandstand will feature both special events and free events. The Paid Xfinity Grandstand events include The Interstate Truck and Tractor Pull, a Monster Truck Rally and a Demolition Derby. There will be daily pig races, magic and illusion shows, musical entertainment, and events for the entire family. Children have their own special “Buffalo Wild Wings KidZone”, where there will be arts and crafts, games, a DJ, and much more. Old MacDonald’s Barn will give the entire family a hands-on experience with farm animals such as cows, goats, chickens, ducks and pigs. There are also agricultural seminars and showcases during the week of the fair.
The Prince George’s County Fair is Maryland’s oldest running fair dating back to 1842! The fair will be September 10th to 13th at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland. The Prince George County Fair focuses on livestock and agriculture competitions and events, but offers so much more for the fair-goer to experience from competitions for the best baked goods, fine-arts, woodworking and flower arranging to beautiful baby contests and entertainment for the entire family. There are also NASCAR simulators and carnival rides for those that enjoy adventure! The fair hasn’t released its 2015 schedule yet, but you can see some of the daily events.
The Anne Arundel County Fair opens September 16th and runs through the 20th at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, Maryland. This is the 53rd year for the fair. The fair will have a wide variety of family entertainment including carnival rides and games, livestock exhibits, pony rides, pie eating contests, a talent show and much more. There will be 4-H livestock competitions and exhibitions throughout the fair. You can get a complete list of events and the schedules via the Anne Arundel County Fair website.
The Charles County Fair takes place September 17th to 20th at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata, Maryland. The fair has over 800 exhibitors showcasing livestock, agricultural crops, arts and crafts, quilts and flower arrangements. The fair will feature entertainment, games and shows for the entire family at four stages. There will be pig races, a beautiful baby competition, pony rides, lawnmower racing, and of course, carnival rides and fair food. The fair is run by the Charles County Fair, Inc., a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that is run by volunteers.
The Great Frederick Fair is one of the oldest agricultural fairs in Maryland dating back to 1822. The fair is September 18th to 26th at the Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, Maryland. As with any county fair, the Great Frederick Fair has musical entertainment, carnival rides, great fair food, tractor pulls, agricultural exhibits, and much more. For an additional fee, you can see everything from Jeff Foxworthy, Dwight Yoakam and Chase Bryant to demolition derbies and monster trucks. There are 4-H and FFA competitions and exhibitions throughout the fair. The fair just released the event schedule featuring events for the entire family. The Great Frederick Fair has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can stay up to date with the latest fair information.
The last of the Maryland counties fairs for the season is the Calvert County Fair. The Calvert County Fair is held at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, Maryland from September 30th to October 4th. The fair is run by the Calvert County Fair Board, a volunteer, non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization that was established in 1940. The fair has family activities, live entertainment, livestock and crop competitions, carnival rides, a 4-H auction and much more. There are also puppet shows, a chainsaw wood carver and musical performances. The fair schedule has not been released yet, but check with the website for the latest updates and fair information.
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