Free Activities

Horse Pull

Friday, September 15, 2017
5 p.m. – Equine Arena

Superintendent – Robert Shirley

Rules:

  1. There will be two (2) classes: Light Weight (under 3,300 lbs.), Heavy Weight (3,301 lbs. and up).
  2. Teams will be weighed at the fairgrounds Building 18 at 2 p.m.
  3. National and Maryland State Horse Pulling Rules will be observed and enforced.
  4. The contest begins at 5 p.m. with the Light Weight Class.
  5. The $10.00 entry fee will be collected at the scales.
  6. Prizes for each class:
    • 1st – $375.00
    • 2nd – $325.00
    • 3rd – $275.00
    • 4th – $225.00
    • 5th – $200.00
    • 6th – $175.00
    • 7th – $150.00
    • 8th – $125.00
    • 9th – $105.00
    • 10th – $90.00
    • all others – $75.00

Harness Racing

Adult

Wednesday, September 20- Saturday, September 23 at Noon
Free to the public located in front of the Grandstand

The first standardbred races were contested along roads between men challenging friends to a race. The sport flourished until World War I. The races at the fair are strictly exhibition and are not pari-mutual betting. The Great Frederick Fair is one of only two fairs offering harness racing in Maryland. The fairgrounds are designated as a year-round official training facility.

For more information, call 240-674-0413

Celebrity Harness Racing

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 @ 1 P.M.

Local celebrities compete in Harness Racing in front of the grandstand!

Kids Harness Racing

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 @ 12 P.M.

Free for children ages 4-9 years old.

Here is an opportunity to race on The Great Frederick Fair race track as your family and friends root you on from the Grandstand. Then get your picture taken in the “Winner’s Circle”.

Sign up for the races will start 12:30 p.m. at the registration table located inside the Grandstand.

Kids Pedal Pull

Saturday, September 23 @ 2 pm
at City Streets, Country Roads

Free for children ages 5-10 years old. The Kiddie Pedal Pull lets kids Dream Big and imagine what it is like to be in a tractor pull, while their family and friends cheer them on. Each round gets a little harder as the weight increases with each round.

Registration for this event begins at noon at City Streets, Country Roads. There are three age divisions: 5-6 years old, 7-8 years old, and 9-10 years old.

Stick Horse Workshop & Contest

Sunday, September 17 @ 2 pm
For children ages 1-10. Kids will have the chance to make their own stick horses.

Antique Car and Carriage Parades

Antique Car Parade

Thursday, September 21 @ approx. 1:30pm
Click here to learn more!

Carriage Parade

Saturday, September 23 @ approx. 1:30pm
Click here to learn more!

Farm & Garden Demos

Demonstrations throughout the week include bluegrass music, home canning, musical performances, corn shelling , homemade root beer making, butter making, boutonnieres, making plastic, crafts, forging, how to design a patio garden, homemade ice cream, bookmarkers, beekeeping, container gardening and a variety of demos by local FFA chapters.

Click here for the full Farm and Garden Schedule.

It’s Fiber – Functional and Fun!

2017 Schedule (update coming)

(subject to change)