The Great Frederick Fair

Home to mouthwatering food, thrilling rides, live entertainment, and so much more, The Great Frederick Fair is always a highly anticipated event! Each September the Frederick Fairgrounds fill with visitors from all over the country. For more than 160 years students have learned about agriculture and families have bonded over funnel cake and crab dip. 

children at fair, man on stilts

Even with over 40 acres of entertainment, it is difficult to miss the iconic double-decker Ferris wheel towering over the other carnival rides. Games of skill and chance line the midway with prizes of all sorts to be won. In addition to the fried treats that fairs are known for, The Great Frederick Fair offers plenty of local favorites like Hemp’s Meat Sandwiches and crab cakes from J.B. Seafood.

Root Beer Truck - Fair

The fair may be fun, but it is also very educational! A variety of competitions are judged during the fair showcasing photography, baking, and livestock. Showcasing the rich agricultural heritage of Frederick County, the fair hosts a variety of farm-related events and activities. Each year visitors anxiously await the arrival of baby animals at the birthing center.

Great Frederick Fair Birthing Tent

There is no shortage of notable live entertainment. From world famous country singers to a demolition derby, the grandstand is full of activity every night of the week.

Great Frederick Fair

The 2024 fair comes to town September 13-21, 2024

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The Great Frederick Fair returns to the Frederick Fairgrounds on September 15-23, 2023 Crab cakes, root beer floats, pulled pork, and apple dumplings. What do all of these…