Maryland Department Collection and State Library Resources

2016 Maryland Fairs and Festivals

It's summertime and Maryland families will be looking for outdoor fun.  Here is a selected list of what is coming up this summer:

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May through October

Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts: Events & Festivals 2016

July Fairs

Allegany County Fair and Ag Expo (July 16 - 23)
Artscape (Baltimore City) (July 15 - 17)
Baltimore County 4-H Fair (July 7 - 9)
Baltimore Pride Festival (July 19 - 24)
Cecil County Fair (July 21 - 31)
Dundalk Heritage Fair (July 1 - 3 - Parade scheduled for
July 4)

Harford County Farm Fair (July 28 - 31)
Talbot County Fair (July 6 - 9)
Washington County Ag Expo and Fair
(July 16 - 23)

August Fairs

Caroline-Dorchester County Fair (August 3 - 6)
Carroll County 4H and FFA Fair (July 30 - August 5)
Garrett County Agricultural Fair
(July 30 - August 6)
Great Pocomoke Fair (Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties,  August 4 - 6)
Howard County Fair (August 6 - 13)
Maryland State Fair (Timonium, Baltimore County)
(August 26 - September 5)
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
(August 12 - 20)
Maryland Renaissance Festival (Anne Arundel, August 29 - October 23)

September Fairs

County Fair, 4-H Club




Anne Arundel County Fair (September 14 - 18)
Baltimore Book Festival (Inner Harbor area, Baltimore City) (September 23 - 25)
St. Mary’s County Fair (September 22 - 25)

Fair and Festival Information

Maryland Association of Agricultural Fairs and Shows (MAAFS)

The MAAFS provides a statewide mechanism for sharing information and ideas for those who manage fair operations.

University of Maryland Extension (UME)
UME is a statewide, non-formal education system within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Maryland 4-H Youth Development
4-H is the youth development branch of the University of Maryland Extension.


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