Schedule of Events

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June 15 – August 15 ONLINE ENTRY REGISTRATION OPENS
4-H, FFA and Open Livestock MUST pre-register by August 15 at 11:59 p.m.
Farm & Garden and Household pre-registration is optional
Bldg. 14A

 

Wednesday, September 4
6 – 8 p.m. Beer, Wine, Mead & Cider Entries Received Bldg. 14A

 

Saturday, September 7
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4-H Building Entries Received Bldg. 12
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Beer, Wine, Mead & Cider Entries Received Bldg. 14A
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Entries Received
(Photography, Fine Arts, Mutli-Media, Afghans, Quilts, Childrens & Middle High/School)
The Null Bldg. (9)

 

Wednesday, September 11
3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Entries Received
(all exhibits EXCEPT Baked Goods, Photography, Fine Arts, Multi-Media, Afghans, Quilts, Childrens & Middle/High School)
The Null Bldg. (9)
3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Farm & Garden Building Entries Received Bldg. 14A

 

Thursday, September 12
3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Entries Received
(Baked Goods Only)
The Null Bldg. (9)
3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Farm & Garden Building Entries Received Bldg. 14A

 

Friday, September 13
9 a.m. Judging – Home Arts & Crafts Building Exhibits
Judging – Farm and Garden Building Exhibits
(CLOSED)
3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Distributors Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
5 p.m. Horse Pull – Outdoor Equine Arena At the Horse Park (FREE)
5 p.m. – Close Carnival Midway Opens – Wristbands $25 ($)
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase – Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog Bldg. 13
5:30 p.m. The Unity Campaign Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent
7 p.m. Farm Family, Agri-Business, & Ag-Advocate of the Year Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
7:30 p.m. Lonestar and Terri Clark – Presented By: The Great Frederick Fair
4-H Royalty Contest & Character Counts Recognition
Grandstand ($)

Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena

 

Saturday, September 14
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. FFA Corsages and Plan & Plant Entries Received Bldg. 12
9 a.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Opens to Public
Farm and Garden Building Opens to Public
Open Class Dairy Goat Show

4-H/FFA Horse & Pony Show – English

The Null Bldg. (9)
Bldg. 14A
Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
Outdoor Equine Arena – At the Horse Park
10 a.m. *Carnival Midway Opens – 10 a.m. – Close.Wristbands $30 ($) Wristbands not sold after 8 p.m. Regular Ticket Prices after 8 p.m.
10 a.m. Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4-H Baked Goods, Plan & Plant, Garden & Field Crop Entries Received Bldg. 12
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. TBA – Presented By: The Great Frederick Fair Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent
12 Noon – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase – Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog Bldg. 13
1 – 3 p.m. 4-H/FFA Booth/Display Entries Received Bldg. 12
3 p.m. All Other Buildings Open to Public
3 -10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
5 – 8 p.m. Cooking Demonstration – City Streets Country Roads Kitchen Bldg. 44 (Free)
6:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Pretty Cow Contest Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
7:30 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revisited – Presented By: The Michelob Ultra Concert Series Grandstand ($)

 

Sunday, September 15
8:00 a.m 4-H/FFA Rabbit Judging Bldg. 14
8:30 a.m Draft Horse & Mule Show Outdoor Equine Arena – At the Horse Park
8:30 a.m 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Show – All Breeds  Bldg. 32 -South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
9 a.m. All Buildings Open to Public
4-H/FFA Swine Fitting & Showing
Bldg. 25 – Middletown Valley Bank Arena
10 a.m. Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
Noon – Close Carnival Midway Opens – ($)
Noon – 6 p.m. Kids Expo – Presented By: The Great Frederick Fair Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent
Noon – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase -Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog Bldg. 13
1 p.m. Stick Horse Workshop – City Streets Country Roads
Horseshoeing Demonstration – Mr. Roland Offutt
Bldg. 44 (Free)
Horse Barns, Bldg. 23
1 p.m. 4-H/FFA Swine Breeding Show Bldg. 25 – Middletown Valley Bank Arena
1 – 3 p.m. Karaoke w/ the King DJ – Douglas Ray Phebus Bldg. 14A – Farm & Garden
2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Sheep Fitting & Showing
4-H/FFA Poultry Showmanship
Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads
Bldg. 28 – Barrick & Sons Arena
Bldg. 14
Bldg. 44 (Free)
3 p.m. The Eddie Mercer Agri-Services Vintage Art Auction Bldg. 18 – South Side Tire & Auto Beef Show Ring
3 – 10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Distributors Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
5 p.m. 4-H/ FFA Cake Auction Bldg. 18 – South Side Tire & Auto Beef Show Ring
5:30 p.m. Frederick County FFA Greenhand & Character Counts Ceremony Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
5 – 8 p.m. Cooking Demonstration – City Streets Country Roads Kitchen Bldg. 44 (Free)
6 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
7:30 p.m. TBA – Presented by Eddie Mercer Agri-Services, Inc. Grandstand ($)

 

Monday, September 16
9 a.m. 4-H/FFA and Open Poultry Judging
4-H/FFA Beef Showmanship
4-H/FFA Dog Show
Bldg. 14
All Buildings Open to Public
Bldg. 18 – South Side Tire & Auto Beef Show Ring
Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Demonstrations The Null Bldg. (9)
10 a.m. Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Senior Expo – Presented By: The Great Frederick Fair – Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent Midway
2 p.m. – Close Carnival Midway Open – $1 (Dollar) Day ($) Grand Rental Events’
Community Tent
2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Sheep Breeding Show
Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads
Bldg. 28 – Barrick & Sons Arena
Bldg. 44 (Free)
2 p.m. – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase – Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog Bldg. 13
3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Distributors Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
4 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Goat Show
4-H/FFA Beef Heifer Show
Bldg. 28 – Barrick & Sons Arena
Bldg. 18 – South Side Tire & Auto Beef Show Ring
5 – 8 p.m. Cooking Demonstration – City Streets Country Roads Kitchen Bldg. 44 (Free)
6 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
6:30 p.m. Lucas Oil East Coast National Tractor/Truck Pull Night – Presented By: Krietz Automotive Repair – (Modified, Super Stock, 2WD Trucks, Semis) Grandstand ($)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Governor’s Day
8 a.m. Open Class Sheep Breeding Show (Wool Breeds) Bldg. 28 – Barrick & Sons Arena
9 a.m. All Buildings Open to Public
4-H/FFA Swine Market Show
Open Class Beef Cattle Show (All Breeds)
Bldg. 25 – Middletown Valley Bank Arena
Bldg. 18 – South Side Tire & Auto Show Ring
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Demonstrations
Farm & Garden Building Demonstrations 
The Null Bldg. (9)
Bldg. 14A
9 a.m. Open Dairy Cattle Show (Milking Shorthorns) Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
10 a.m. Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Community Day Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent
10:30 a.m. Open Dairy Cattle Show (Brown Swiss & Jerseys- Heifers)
Jousting Exhibition
Horse Dentist Demo – Ashley Dillow, Aspire Equine Dentistry
Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
Grandstand (Free)
Infield – At the Horse Park
1:30 p.m. Open Dairy Cattle Show (Brown Swiss & Jerseys- Cows) Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
2 – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase – Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog Bldg. 13
2 p.m. – Close Close Carnival Midway Opens – $60 Carload Special – Presented By: WAFY Key 103.1 Parking in Lot D Required (Off Monocacy Blvd.)
2 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
3 – 10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Distributors Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
5 p.m. 4-H/FFA Sheep Market Show
4-H/FFA Goat Team Fit-Out Competition
Bldg. 28 – Barrick & Sons Arena
Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
5 – 8 p.m. Cooking Demonstration – City Streets Country Roads Kitchen Bldg. 44 (Free)
6 p.m. Prospect Feeder Calf Sale
Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads
Bldg. 18
Bldg. 44 (Free)
7 p.m. Market Rabbit & Turkey Sale Bldg. 14 (Poultry/Rabbit Bldg.)
7:30 p.m. TBA – Presented By: The Great Frederick Fair Grandstand ($)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Agriculture Day
8 a.m. Open Class Sheep Breeding Show Bldg. 28 (Meat Breeds) – Barrick & Sons Arena
9 a.m. All Buildings Open to Public
4-H/FFA Beef Steer Show
4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Show
Bldg. 18
Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Demonstrations
Farm & Garden Building Demonstrations
The Null Bldg. (9)
Bldg. 14A
10 a.m. Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Family Day – Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kiddie Carnival Rides Open ($) Midway
Noon Harness Racing
Celebrity Harness Races
Grandstand (Free)
Grandstand (Free)
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kiddie Carnival Rides Open ($)
2 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
2 – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase – Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog Bldg. 13
2 p.m. – Close *Carnival Midway Open – Wristbands $25 ($) WB’s not sold after 8 p.m. Regular Ticket Prices after 8 p.m.
3 – 10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Distributors
Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
5 – 8 p.m. Cooking Demonstration – City Streets Country Roads Kitchen Bldg. 44 (Free)
6 p.m. 4-H/FFA Decorated Lamb and Lead Contest
Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads
Bldg. 28 – Barrick & Sons Arena
Bldg. 44 (Free)
6:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Poultry & Rabbit Dress Up Contest Bldg. 14
6:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Goat Sale Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
7 p.m. Demolition Derby,Cars
Presented By: Mark’s Equipment Service & Middletown Valley Heating & Cooling
Grandstand ($)

 

Thursday, Sept. 19 – Old Fashion Day
8:30 a.m. Open Class Dairy Cattle Show (Ayrshires, Guernseys, Holsteins – Heifers) Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
9 a.m. All Buildings Open to Public
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Demonstrations
Farm & Garden Building Demonstrations
The Null Bldg. (9)
Bldg. 14A
10 a.m. Equine Showcase/Expo – Presented By: The Great Frederick Fair Infield – At the Horse Park
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Frederick County History Day Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent – Visit Frederick
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grandstand Entertainment TBA (Free)
Noon Harness Racing Grandstand (Free)
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kiddie Carnival Rides Open ($)
12:30 p.m. Open Class Dairy Cattle Show (Ayrshires, Guernseys, Holsteins – Cows) Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
Approx. 1:30 p.m. 4Old Fashion Day, Parade of Antique Cars Approx. 1:30 p.m. Immediately following the races Grandstand (Free)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Parade of Horse Breeds – Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
2 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads
Bldg. 44 (Free)
2 – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase – Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog  Bldg. 13
2 p.m. – Close *Carnival Midway Open – Wristbands $25 ($) WB’s not sold after 8 p.m. Regular Ticket Prices after 8 p.m.
3 – 10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Distributors Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
5 – 6 p.m. Parade of Horse Breeds – Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
5 – 8 p.m. Cooking Demonstration – City Streets Country Roads Kitchen Bldg. 44 (Free)
5:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Beef, Sheep, & Swine Sale Bldg. 18 – South Side Tire & Auto Show Ring
6 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
6:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Pretty Goat Contest Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
7 p.m. Demolition Derby, Trucks & Vans and Figure 8 – Presented By: South Side Tire & Auto and Mark’s Equipment Service Grandstand ($)

 

Friday, Sept. 20 FAIR DAY FRIDAY/KID’S DAY
9 a.m. All Buildings Open to Public
4-H/FFA Camalids Show
Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
10 a.m. Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
10 a.m.- Close Carnival Midway Opens – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All rides reduced by 1 ticket ($) Regular Ticket Prices after 5 p.m.
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Home Arts & Crafts Building Demonstrations
Farm & Garden Building Demonstrations
The Null Bldg. (9)
Bldg. 14A
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. FCPS S.T.E.M. Showcase – Presented By: Potomac Edison Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grandstand Entertainment TBA (Free)
Noon Harness Racing
Kid’s Harness Pedal Races
Grandstand (Free)
Grandstand (Free)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Parade of Horse Breeds – Grandstand (Following Harness Racing) Grandstand
2 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
2 – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase Bldg. 13 – Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog
2:30 p.m. Model Horse Show – Equine Expo Tent Infield – At the Horse Park
3 – 10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Distributors Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
4 p.m. 4-H/FFA Goat Obstacle Course Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
5 – 6 p.m. Parade of Horse Breeds – Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
5 – 8 p.m. Cooking Demonstration – City Streets Country Roads Kitchen Bldg. 44 (Free)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Frederick School of Rock Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent
6 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
6 p.m. Landscapers Contest Winners Announced – Presented By: Ruppert Landscaping Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
6:15 p.m. 4-H Building Awards Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
7 p.m. Selection of the Open Class Dairy Supreme Champions Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
7:30 p.m. TBA – Presented By: DARCARS Toyota of Frederick Grandstand

 

Saturday, Sept. 21
7:30 a.m. Livestock Exhibitors’ Breakfast – Presented By: Brandenburg Electric, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Dairy Maid Dairy, Hemps Meats, MD&VA Milk Producers Co-op JB Seafood Eatery Tent (Ticketed Event)
9 a.m. All Buildings Open to Public
Open Class Boer Goat Show #1
Northeast Texas Longhorn Regional Show
Bldg. 28 – Barrick & Sons Arena
Bldg. 18 – South Side Tire & Auto Show Ring
10 a.m. Open Class Swine Breeding Show
Equine Showcase/Expo
Bldg. 25 – Middletown Valley Bank Arena
Infield – At the Horse Park
10 a.m. *Carnival Midway Opens – 10 a.m. – Close. Wristbands $30 ($) Wristbands not sold after 8 p.m. Regular Ticket Prices after 8 p.m.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Farm & Garden Building Demonstrations Bldg. 14A
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Music & More – Presented By: The Great Frederick Fair- Grand Rental Events’ Community Tent
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grandstand Entertainment TBA (Free)
Noon Harness Racing
Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull – City Streets Country Roads
Grandstand (Free)
Bldg. 44
Noon – 10 p.m. Homegrown Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Showcase  Fred. Co. Economic Development & Flying Dog Bldg. 13
1 p.m. Open Class Boer Goat Show #2 Bldg. 28 – Barrick & Sons Arena
1:15 p.m. (Approx.) Racing Under Saddle Race – Rosecroft Raceway and Colby Hubble Racing Grandstand (Free)
1:30 p.m. Parade of Breeds, Horse Drawn Carriages and Horses & Hounds (Free) Grandstand
2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Obstacle Course Challenge: Goats vs. Alpacas Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
2 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
2:30 p.m. Horse & Hounds Demo – Equine Showcase/Expo – Equine Arena
Infield – At the Horse Park
3 – 10 p.m. Beer Garden – Michelob Ultra, Wantz Distributors Under the MICHELOB ULTRA sign, next to Farm & Garden
3:30 p.m. Parade of 4-H Goats Bldg. 32 – South Mt. Creamery Large Arena
5 – 6 p.m. Parade of Horse Breeds – Equine Showcase/Expo Infield – At the Horse Park
5 – 8 p.m. Cooking Demonstration – City Streets Country Roads Kitchen Bldg. 44 (Free)
6 p.m. Kids Craft/Activity – City Streets Country Roads Bldg. 44 (Free)
7:30 p.m. TBA – Presented By: The Michelob Ultra Concert Series Grandstand ($)
8 p.m. 4-H/FFA & Open Class Livestock Released, except for Poultry and Rabbits

 

Sunday, September 23
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. 4-H/FFA/Open Poultry & Rabbits Released Bldg. 14
9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Horse & Pony Show – Western and Theraputic Riding Outdoor Equine Show Arena
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Home Arts & Craft Building Exhibits Released
Farm & Garden Building Exhibits Released
4-H/FFA Building Exhibits Released
The Null Bldg. (9)
Bldg. 14A
Bldg. 12

* Carnival promotion runs until close, but wristbands MUST be purchased by 8 p.m.
Daily events – 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
City Streets Country Roads Agriculture Awareness Exhibit, Milky Way,
It’s Fiber! Functional & Fun!, Milking Facility, Birthing Center,
My “Plate” Garden, Horse Tack Room Exhibit

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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