Countdown to The Great Frederick Fair Sept. 13-21, 2019


Entry Dates/Times


Log in, view past transactions and “Print Entry Tags”

Farm and Garden & Household Entries WILL also be accepted the day entries are due.
(Pre-registration online was not required).

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Farm & Garden – Beer, Wines, Cider & Mead will be received 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Farm & Garden – Beer, Wines, Cider & Mead will be received 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Household – Photography, Fine Arts, Children, Middle/High School, Afghans/Quilts, Multi Media will be received 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Farm & Garden – All Other Entries will be received 3 – 8 p.m.

Household – Food Preservation, Clothing, Home Furnishings (No Afghans/Quilts), Needle Arts, Arts & Crafts will be received 2 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Farm & Garden – All Other Entries will be received 3 – 8 p.m.

Household – ALL Baked Goods, Food Preservation, Needle Arts, Home Furnishings (No Afghans/Quilts), Clothing, Arts & Crafts will be received 2 – 8 p.m.


4-H/FFA Livestock and Building Entries were due ONLINE by August 13th at 4 p.m.
Open Class Livestock Entries were due ONLINE by August 13th at 4 p.m.
Building Entries for Open Class ONLINE entries closed Aug. 31 BUT ALL items can be brought the dates/times entries are accepted

Online Entries are NOW CLOSED.
Printing 4-H/FFA Tags: Log in, view past transactions and “Print Entry Tags”



4-H Camper Application

Online Entries

You can still enter in the Farm and Garen & Household Building by bringing your items the day they are received.

Household & Farm and Garden Building Entries DO NOT require pre-registration online, however we strongly encourage it. (Makes process go faster on day of entries/express lane!) We invite and encourage all participants to bring entries the day they are received.

Online Entries are now closed for ALL items.


Log in, view past transactions and “Print Entry Tags”

For registering: 

Exhibitor: An individual exhibitor.

Quick Group = Individual exhibitors registering as a “quick group” create individual logins and are able to check out with one cart, at one time. After check out, these entries separate and show up as transactions under the individual login.

Team/Company = This allows you to register as a farm name/team/company instead of a “First, Last.”
****USE THIS FOR CLUB ENTRIES. Enter the 1 item, then put the child’s name in Description. Then, add similar item and add another child’s name. Repeat for all entries. It enters items as a club and the premium check is cut to the club, as a whole. For FFA teachers registering entire class entries, the students name will be placed in the description. For 4-H Club/Clover leaders, the kid’s name is in description.

Club/School = These are preset in the system with passwords, issued by the fair admin office. This is to log in and look at entries that were submitted with your club  name associated.

****HELPFUL TIP: “Add Similar Entry” allows you to enter an item and click “add similar entry” to copy the exact same item again, enabling you to change the division, class it falls under. (This will make it easier to register the same animal for both 4-H/FFA and Open. Also a useful tool for FFA advisors entering 30 children for the same item.)

****IF a required field does not apply to you, please place “N/A” in the box. If you think the required field is an error, please email Karen, so we can take a look and make the correction.

For assistance you may email your questions to, subject line “help!,” and we will respond as quickly as possible.


Landscape Contest

Theme: Planting Beauty: Tomorrow’s Landscapes Today

Sponsored By: Ruppert Landscape
The Great Frederick Fair is featuring its twenty third annual Ruppert’s Landscape Contest as another way to show the diversity of agriculture in Frederick County. This program is dedicated to educating the public about landscaping within the agriculture industry as well as to promote the landscaping industry before an audience of 250,000 spectators. Various sites on the grounds have been designated to be temporarily beautified with landscape designs by both students and professional landscapers. Not only will these areas be greatly enhanced but, they will also provide ideas and educational information to spectators.

Landscapers are encouraged to use the theme when designing their areas. The contest has two divisions–one for students and one for professionals. In addition to improving the grounds, the landscapers have the opportunity to earn cash prizes. This is an excellent way for landscaping companies to advertise in front of a captive audience.
View Contest Details!   Contest Brochure

Vintage Art Contest

Attend the auction and bid on your favorite one. Proceeds benefit agricultural education programs! Sunday, September 16 at 3pm in the Beef Barn (building 18)

View Contest Details!

Calling All Vendors!

The Great Frederick Fair is the perfect place for vendors to setup and sell their products. If you’re interested in having your booth at the fair this year…