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.
- Brew & BBQ Aug 1 & 2 www.somdbrewbbq.com
- Country Life Outdoor Festival Aug 22 - 24 www.countrylifefestival.com
- Monthly Rabies Clinic - fairground Aug 11, 6:00pm
The on-line 2013 catalog (until the 2014 is available) can be viewed by clicking here.
The Agricultural Education Camp for children ages 8 - 12, (a Girl Scout Gold Award project by Gabrielle Cory) will be held at the Fairground July 18, 8:00 - 3:30. Topics include Animals, Planting Seeds, Grains, Hand Washing, First Aid, ATV Safety and Making Ice Cream the Girl Scout Way. Cost is $5, includes lunch. Click here to download the details and registration form.
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 2014 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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