Join us September 20 - 23, 2018

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County Fair Judges School
Will be held at the St. Mary's County Fairground, April 7. Sessions include Homespun, Quilding, Knitting, Embroidery, Basketry, Ceramics, Decorative Painting, Machine Quilts, Baked Goods, Food Preservation, and Wood Crafts. Sign up quick, deadline is March 19 Cost is $30
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Fly4aCure Kite Festival
Satruday Martch 17 at the Fairgrounds. All proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Noon - 6:00 Kite Flying, Food, Games, Fun
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    Drive thru Lenten Dinners

    Third District Optimists are hosting Drive Thru Seafood Dinners to benefit 4-H
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    Third District Optimists are hosting Drive Thru Seafood Dinners to benefit our county youth 4-H programs..
    Every Friday starting Feb 16 thru March 30 - 4 PM til …..
    Fairground parking lot, in front of the entrance gate.
    Menu: Fish Fillet, Shrimp, Clam Strips, Fries, Hush Puppies & Applesauce.
    Cost: $10

upcoming events at the fairground

Drive Thru Lenten Dinners starting Feb. 16
Farrell Auction March 3
Easter Egg Festival March 24
Kite Festival March 17
more information
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale April 13 (members only),14 & 15
More info
Leprechaun Lillys Consignment Sale April 20 & 21
More info
Holy Face Church Spring Festival May 3 - 6

Don't forget the St. Mary's County Fair September 20 - 23, 2018

  • How to Enter an Exhibit

    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 20, 2017. 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 is 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 :

    Click here for the Carnival Coupon

  • Fair Points of Contact

    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 information

    Speech Contest - Molly Frink, 301 373 2432
    Click here for Speech Contest details

    Baby Show -

    - Nace Bowman - 301 904 2190 Email Parade Committee
    Click here for the Parade Registration Form
  • Down load the Catalog of Classes
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    The Catalog of Classes for 2018 will be available in the Enterprise this August.. In the mean time you can browse the 2017 catalog by clicking on the icon to the left.
  • Need a map and directions?
    For a map and directions to the Fairground, click here for a Google Map
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I vow to be back in 2018. Come see me September 20 - 23
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Robert Trossbach Maryland Fair Person of the Year

Congratulations to our own Robert Lee Trossbach for his selection as the 2017 Fair Person of the year by the Maryland Association of Agricultural Fairs and Shows at their convention in Ocean City.
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It is true that if you want something done, ask a busy person. Robert Lee is the one to ask. The St. Mary's County Fair is a volunteer organization. We thrive on volunteers like Robert Lee.Whenever he see something that needs to be done, he hops on it without being asked.He is famous throughout the Southern Maryland Fair Community for his assistance with theirlivestock shows (Charles, Calvert and Prince Georges). His presence for the St. Mary's County 4-H is vital to their success, whether running the Fair livestock show, entering animals, weigh-in,maintaining the barns, as our 4-H Agent commented, "he is always there, we couldn't do our job without him".
In the Leonardtown VFD, he as been a member since he was 16. Has a Lifetime Membership after30 active years of service (1998) (now you know how old he is). Served as Assistant Engineer,Lieutenant and Captain as a line officer.
And of course most important to our Fair, Robert Lee spends more time at the Fairground that hedoes at home. Whenever he has free time, he is at the grounds maintaining, mowing, building, or alsovery important, assisting other organizations prepare for using our Fairground. Many charitableorganizations use our Fairground for fundraisers. Robert's assistance gives avery positive impression, for both the County Fair and the agriculture community in general.

Robert receiving the award from Rodman Myers, 2016 recipient.

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The Mast Family Delivers

Congratulations to the Suttler Post Farm (Mechanicsville) Clydesdales and the Wayne Mast family for being selected to deliver the 2017 White House Christmas Tree. See more photos and video of the delivery on their Facebook page.
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The Heritage

is a history of the St. Mary's County Fair. This document is a product of the Publications Class of Leonardtown High School 1988-89. Sponsor/Teacher Myra Raspa, and students Angela Coblentz, Sharon Dunn, Kimberly Kliner, Julie Miles, Brian Nevada, Karen Raley, Andrew Stone and Christina Welander.

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County Fair & Fairground?

The 2017 Catalog of Classes is still available by
clicking on the button below!

Need a map and directions to the Fairground,