image of Night at the Fair. Bright lights attracted large crowds on the mid-way.

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Begins

The 71st annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair kicked off on Friday and will continue until Aug. 17. The event will be held at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center [501 Perry Parkway in Gaithersburg].

Last year more than 200,000 people attended this fair, and officials say they expect the same turnout this year. There will be farm animals, food and carnival rides. There will also be entertainment events including the Demolition Derby and Monster Trucks.

Click here for the fair schedule.

Fair Hours Carnival Hours
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
3 p.m. – 12 Midnight*
(Gates close at 11 p.m. for entry)
Friday, August 9, 2019
3 p.m. – 12 Midnight
(Gates close at 11 p.m. for entry)
Saturday, Aug. 10 – Saturday, Aug. 17
10 a.m. – 12 Midnight
(Gates close at 11 p.m. for entry)
Saturday, Aug. 10 – Saturday, Aug. 17
12 Noon – 12 Midnight
(Gates close at 11 p.m. for entry)

Here’s what to know before coming:

You can buy tickets to the Fair online for $12, or $15 at the gate. Children under 11 are FREE every day.

The Fair offers free entertainment throughout the day that is included in the $15 cost for General Admission including dog shows, music, pig racing, magic shows, strolling entertainment and more.

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One Response to “Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Begins”

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    On August 12, 2019 at 9:15 am responded with... #

    Just wondering … What do dead babies (at the anti-abortion booth) and G-D (at the MoCo Baptist booth) have to do with Agriculture at the Agricultural Fair. Asking for a friend?

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