Annual Barnesville Tournament Celebrates Maryland’s Official Sport

Quick. What’s Maryland’s state sport? Give up?

Jousting became the official sport of Maryland in 1962. The Annual St. Mary’s Chicken Dinner and Jousting Tournament in Barnesville has held a tournament every year for more than a century to commemorate the game and its legacy in Maryland. 

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Maryam Shahzad

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Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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