county fair sign with designer Leila Floyd

Join us September 24 - 27, 2020

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  • 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 18, 2019. 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.
  • Down load the Catalog of Classes
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    You can view or download a copy of the catalog by clicking on the icon on the left.
  • 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 $7, children 6 to 12 $1, children under 6 free
    Friday elementary, middle and high school students admitted FREE until 5:00 PM
    Season passes: Adult $15, 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 $30.
    a $5 discount coupon is available at schools, and on-line
    Click here for 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
  • Need a map and directions?
    For a map and directions to the Fairground, click here for a Google Map
  • Want to be a commercial vendor?
    Inside commercial space (Comm 1 and 2 buildings), the POC is Willie Goddard, 301 475 5190 in the evening or email Willie
    Outside Commercial Space POC is Cindy Spalding. Email Cindy
    Food Vendors, the POC is Jackson Goddard. email Jackson
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Emily Jane Imhoff from Leonardtown High School is the 2018 Queen of Tolerance , Thank you to the 2018 scholarship sponsors Penn Line, Booz Allen Hamilton, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, the McNilis Group and Norris Lawn Service!
Click here for more 2018 Queen of Tolerance information. 2019 information coming soon!
Kids Day - Friday - is Smoke / Vape Free Day
Please help us provide a total clean air environment for Kids Day. All other Fair days, smoking is already prohibied in the exhibit buildings, barns, grandstand, picnic area, and carnival. For help quitting, visit the Health Department website by clicking the view more button below.
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Mobile Glass Studio to be featured all 4 days at the 2019 County Fair.
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The Thurston Baxter Farm Museum Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Farm Museum during the Fair. Bill Clements will be there to answer any questions about how these implements were used to produce the food for our country.

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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.
Free Green Screen Photos
Come to the Extension Building to get a free photo with a background of your choice. We will email the file to you so you can forward to your friends to show them what a good time you are having at the Fair.
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Need more information about the
County Fair & Fairground?

You can view the 2019 catalog by hitting the icon below.
The 2019 catalog was available in the August 1
County Times, and is now available in the Libraries

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Need a map and directions to the Fairground,