The St. Mary’s County Fair is produced by the St. Mary’s County Fair Association each September during the third weekend after Labor Day. Typically over 1000 people will enter their handiwork in the competitions which include livestock, home arts, farm and garden, arts and crafts, and 4-H departments. Most exhibits are judged on Thursday morning and the Fair is open for general viewing on Thursday afternoon. Some contests, such as the speech contest and judging of livestock, occur during the Fair. Premium moneys, ribbons, and trophies are awarded to the winning exhibits.
Caroline Brigham is the 2012 Queen of Tolerance. Caroline is attending Great Mills High School with a GPA of 4.4 She is in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy and a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government. This past summer, she took classes at Cornell University with an emphasis in architecture and environmental engineering design. Caroline works for the Presidential Helo Project at Webster Field through the STEM Academy, and is also a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the Southern Maryland Aquatic Center. In addition, she is active with her church and Kiwanis International. Caroline’s hobbies include singing, playing the harp, serving her community and world. Caroline has been sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of St. Mary’s county. Her parents are John and Kathy Brigham.
The on-line 2012 catalog can be viewed by clicking here.
The Fair Association has received cost-share funding from the Maryland Soybean Board and the United Soybean Board through their Green Ribbon Fair Reimbursement Program to install soy-based foam insulation in the ceilings of the Commercial1, Commercial2, and Farm & Garden Buildings. The intent of this project is to cool these buildings to make your visit to the fair more enjoyable. Stop in and check it out.
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The 2013 St. Mary’s County Fair will feature both popular old and new events and exhibits, like Donald Burroughs with his miniature mules (pictured to the left).
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