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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.
  • Exhibitor Information

    Entering your exhibits is easy!

    Before the Fair:
    1. Get a copy of the free Catalog of Classes at a St. Mary's County Library.
    2. Read the General Rules and Regulations, and the specific rules for each department.

    Pre-Registration (not required):
    You may obtain a Exhibitors Registration Number on the Saturday before the Fair from 10AM to 2 PM at the Fair Office (to avoid the Wednesday rush). DO NOT bring your exhibits on Saturday.

    Exhibitors register and enter their exhibits on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. See specific entry hours listed in the Catalog of Classes

    Entries may be picked up at the close of the fair Sunday after 6 PM until 8 PM for departments G through T or you may pick them up on Monday from 10 AM to 6 PM except for Photography & Arts & Crafts pick up is 1PM to 6 PM and flower pick-up in Sunday only.
  • Hours and Prices

    Gates open at 3:00 PM, exhibit buildings open at 4:00 PM
    Exhibit buildings close at 9:00 PM.
    Carnival opens at 5:00 PM, closes at 10:00 PM (wristbands available)
    Gates open at 9:00 AM, Exhibit buildings open at 9:00 AM, close at 9:00 PM.
    Carnival opens at 10:00AM, closes at 10:00 PM
    Gates open at 9:00 AM. Exhibit buildings open at 9:00 AM, close at 9:00 PM.
    Carnival opens at 10:00 AM, closes at 10:00 PM
    Gates open at 9:00 AM. Exhibit buildings open at 9:00 AM, close at 6:00 PM.
    Carnival opens at 11:00 AM, closes at 7:00 PM (wristbands available)

    Gate Admission:
    Daily: Adult ticket $5, children 6 to 12 $1, children under 6 free
    Season passes: Adult $9, children 6 to 12 $2.

    Carnival Prices:
    The rides take from 1 to 5 Carnival tickets.
    Carnival tickets cost $1 or a strip of 25 tickets costs $20.
    Friday (kids day) 10:00AM to 5 PM, all rides are 1 ticket (children only).
    Thursday and Sunday, wristbands are available for $25,
    a $5 discount coupon is available at schools, and on-line at :

  • Fair POC’s

    Our mailing address is:

    St. Mary’s County Fair Association, Inc.
    Box 243
    Leonardtown, MD 20650

    Our physical address is:

    42455 Fairgrounds Road
    Leonardtown, MD 20650

    General Vendor information, click here

    Food Vendors - Jackson Goddard email Jackson Goddard
    Outside Commercial Space - Cindy Spalding

    nside Commercial Space - Willie Goddard 301 475 5190 after 8:00PM

    Horse Pull - Bruce Barnes 301 769 4197

    Jousting Tournament - Henry J. Fowler, 301 884 3390

    Queen of Tolerance Pageant - Debbie Brookins, email Debbie
    Click here for the Queen of Tolerance application

    Speech Contest - Rita Holden, 301 475 8290
    Click here for Speech Contest details

    Baby Show - River View Grange, Nancy Wolfe: please check the printed details first to answer your questions.

    Parade - Nace Bowman - 301 904 2190 Email Parade Committee
    Click here for the Parade Registration Form
  • Here’s a MAP and directions
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