The 141st Maryland State Fair will be in full swing for three big weekends this year: Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28; Thursday, September 1 through Monday, September 5; and Thursday, September 8 through Monday, September 11 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
Maryland 4-H/FFA and Open Class (general public) exhibitors may pre-register their entries online now through July 31 to compete for ribbons, prizes and bragging rights.
The Maryland State Fair offers more than 3,000 competition classes for 4-H/FFA members and/or Open Class exhibitors to enter. The 2022 Premium Catalog, complete with competitions, schedules, rules, regulations and entry forms, is now online at www.marylandstatefair.com.
“We are thankful to have the opportunity to fulfill the Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society’s mission to preserve Maryland agriculture and promote its importance to our state, our country and the world,” said Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society Chairman of the Board Gerry L. Brewster.
Red tomatoes, purple kohlrabi, green watermelon, pink dahlias, orange pumpkins, brown eggs, blue ageratum, yellow mangel wurzels, and more will be on display at the Maryland State Fair- grounds.
“There is a renewed interest in home gardening and farming,” said Maryland State Fair Farm & Garden Superintendent Bill Langlotz. “Therefore, we expect additional first-time exhibitors and increased entries in all Farm & Garden categories at this year’ s Maryland State Fair.”
To enter your best fruit, eggs, vegetables, flowers, and more in the Farm and Garden competitions, go to www.marylandstatefair.com for a complete list of rules, regulations and entry forms. Entries must be postmarked or pre-registered online by 11:59 on July 31. Walk-in entries will also be accepted on dates specified in the online Premium Class listing.
Divisions include: Dairy Products, Farm Crops, Flowers, Fruit, Grain, Hay, Home Brew, Honey and Wax, Meat, Plants, Tobacco, Christmas Trees, Vegetables, Wine, Wool Fleece, and more. Entry times and judging dates may be found on www.marylandstatefair.com.
Winning entries will be exhibited with their ribbons in the Farm & Garden Building on Thursdays from 5 p.m.–9 p.m. and on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Additionally, a variety of farm product demonstrations will be featured on special days in the Farm & Garden Building, among them: Pork & Grain Day; Wine Judging Day; Fruit & V egetables Day; Soil Conservation Day; Honey & W ax Day; and Lamb Day. And select ven- dors from the Baltimore County Farmers Market will offer fresh local produce, wine and more for purchase on Fridays, Saturdays, Sun- days and Labor Day Monday
from 12 noon–6 p.m.
The Maryland State Fair
presented by Toyota is in search of Maryland quilters, bakers and other creators to enter a variety of home arts competitions for ribbons, cash prizes, and bragging rights.
“We anticipate a larger number of entries this year,” said Maryland State Fair Home Arts Superintendent Janice Coroneos. “Additional time at home resulted in more time for many people to focus on or to learn canning, baking, sewing, woodworking and other home arts skills. W e look forward to exhibiting the entries for all of our fairgoers to enjoy.”
A complete list of competitions, rules and registration information can be found at
www.marylandstatefair.com. The 2022 Maryland State Fair will be complete with Deggeller Attractions Midway and Kiddie Land rides, games and treats, 4-H and Open Home Arts and Farm & Garden exhibits, livestock and horse shows, the Birthing Center, U-Learn Agriculture Education Zone, live Thoroughbred horse racing, live concerts, food and beverages from Maryland’ s farms and the Bay in the Maryland Foods Pavilion and the Chesapeake Craft Brew & Wine Garden, commercial and non-profit organization exhibits and more.
The Maryland State Fair recognizes the enduring appeal of Maryland’ s citizens, students, and 4-H and FF A members to share their talents
and enjoy friendly competition,” said Maryland State Fair General Manager Andy Cashman. “We are proud to provide the opportunity for these individuals from our great state’s cities, towns, farms, mountains and shores to showcase their talents.”
“Our goal is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and educational experiences to help make memories for a lifetime for thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of Fair fans,” said Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society President Donna G. Myers.
The Maryland State Fair, located in Timonium in Baltimore County. For details, go to www.marylandstatefair.com.