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Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

A 1940s project to get young people involved in agriculture and homemaking skills turned into one of the largest county fairs on the East Coast -- and it was started by kids. The first Montgomery County Agricultural Fair began as a one-day livestock show in 1949, sponsored by the county's 4-H Club, an organization for young people interested in farming. The fair was a way for farmers to show their best farm animals to each other and to get youth excited about farming, gardening, and homemaking skills such as preserving foods. Over the years, the fair has become a way to get a peek into farm life, as fewer people are involved in farming.

Directions : I-270 North, take Exit 11 (Montgomery Village/Fairgrounds); At next light make a right onto Route 355 South; make a right onto Perry Parkway; Fairground entrance will be on the left; 1/2 mile.

Tel: 301-926-3100 or 301- 963-FAIR

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Entering the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, a weeklong event, involving more than 2,000 volunteers. These people enjoyed colorful garden displays, arts and crafts exhibits,interesting interactive displays, prize winning farm animals, carnival rides, live entertainment, wonderful fair foods, and much more.

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Watching the ham races

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People of all types loved watching the speeding piglets

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Duck also raced at the fair

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The number 3 duck is off to the lead

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Number 2 is first out of the gates. *

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Number the 3 takes the lead

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Number 2 pig races ahead in the first turn.

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The gates have opened. The piggies are in the race.

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The pig named Wilbur (no relation to Charlotte's web or this publisher)is the second biggest hog in the World. Now that is alot of bacon. *

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Baaaa Baaaa. Nice sweater. I looks like my mother's

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Mothers and children loved going around and around on the amusement ride.

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This Bunny Holland Lop is sooo cute. *

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Large Domestic Rabbit

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Kids had fun meeting and playing with other kids at the Montgomery County Agriculture Fair.

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