The fine print to keep everybody safe.


To ensure a safe environment for all patrons, The Great Frederick Fair, Inc., it’s officers and Board of Directors, hereinafter called “FAIR” have approved the following polices to be enforced on all Fair owned, rented or leased property during the annual Fair and non-Fair events. To maintain a family atmosphere at all times, GFF Security, have been directed to act as agents to enforce these policies on behalf of The FAIR. The City of Frederick Police Department, The Frederick County Sheriff’s Department, and The MD State Police are also permitted to enforce these policies on behalf of The FAIR when they are present on the grounds.


  • Persons entering the facility, and the grounds assume all risks incidental to the event.
  • The FAIR reserves the right, in its’ sole discretion, to refuse admission or eject any person violating any law, rule, regulation or policy during the Fair and non-Fair events.
  • Persons also are subject to potentially having their image and/or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or publicity purposes of Fair or media photography, video, broadcasts and/or webcasts.
  • Shirts, blouses, trousers, pants and foot apparel are required to be worn at all times.
  • Acts, events, and show times are subject to change and/or cancellation.
  • The FAIR reserves the right to enact policy changes at any time, in their sole discretion.
  • Demonstrations, protests, vigils of any nature are prohibited on the grounds and premises of The Fair during any and all functions or at any time.
  • The FAIR is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced fair admission/parking/entertainment passes.
  • The FAIR reserves the right to inspect and search all items and guests entering the Fairgrounds property or any buildings or structures located on the property. This may include walk-through metal detectors or the use of handheld magnetometers, but not limited thereof.

The Following items are prohibited:

  • Weapons, or objects that appear to be weapons (with the exception of those permitted by the state of MD via licensed) {Not permitted in beer garden; wineries, breweries, distilleries building (13) or the grandstand venue}
  • Fireworks or other explosive or flammable objects
  • Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substance {Alcohol may be purchased at designated sale areas on site, but no outside alcohol is permitted}
  • Illegal drugs or paraphernalia; Any and all illegal drugs and associated paraphernalia as defined by the State of Maryland, US Government, County and local governments. The Great Frederick Fair, in its sole discretion, also prohibits any drugs and associated paraphernalia whether illegal or legal to be on the Fairgrounds or used on the Fairgrounds, such as Maryjane, DBD, weed or pot, but not limited thereto.
  • Drones, quad copters, Remote controlled cars or trucks on or above property owned or leased or controlled by the FAIR.
  • Bikes, skateboards, skates, roller blades, hoverboards, segways, scooters and golf carts are prohibited, unless approved by the FAIR.
  • Pets are not allowed. Unless part of an authorized act or exhibit. Service animals are permitted for individuals with a disability. Service animals are defined by the A.D.A The task (s) performed must be directly related to the person’s disability. Emotional support animals shall not be permitted. (PASK trained)
  • Noise makers, air horns, bull horns, laser pointers, large signs, banners.
  • Umbrellas are not permitted on the grandstand nor track seating areas during concerts.
  • Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements.
  • Ski masks, Halloween masks, balaclavas (Medical grade masks are accepted)
  • Other items may be refused at the discretion of the FAIR, security team or law enforcement.Photography and Videography

Guests are welcome to bring cameras to the fair. For Grandstand performances, audio/video recording is not permitted, and still photography may be restricted by the artist(s). GoPro cameras are prohibited on all rides at the Fair, even if the camera is fastened to a harness or other device intended to hold the camera.

Media, production crews and individuals interested in shooting with tripods or equipment other than standard point-and-shoot cameras or mobile devices during the fair should contact the Fair office, info@thegreatfrederickfair.com and/or call 301-663-5895 for approval.


Smoking, including e-cigarettes/vaping, is not allowed in any indoor facilities, tents, grandstand, and any other designated area of the Fairgrounds.

Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive behavior is not tolerated at The Great Frederick Fairgrounds.

Any individual(s) who engage in unlawful activity, such as intimidation, flashing signs, engaging in criminal activity and/or committing overt acts to cause disruption or incite disorder while attending The Great Frederick Fair or non-Fair events are subject to ejection, trespass notice and possible arrest.

Ticketed Events on Main Stage

  • All sales are final. No refunds. Please examine your ticket for event date and time. All shows are rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please call 301.695.3928, check social media or expect an email to ticketholders.
  • Coolers, and backpacks are not permitted on the grandstand during show events.
  • The Fair does sell alcohol at events in the grandstand. Proper ID is required. Smoking of any kind (including e-cigarettes/vaping) is not allowed in the Grandstands. 
  • Concertgoers may choose to stand at their assigned seats. The track is a flat surface , and the stage is raised, but it may be difficult to see from the track seats if you do not want to stand. The seating in the grandstand are tiered and may allow for better viewing if you choose to stay seated. 
  •  Umbrellas are not permitted on the grandstand nor track seating areas during concerts.

It is the policy of the Fair to treat employees and all persons coming to its facilities in a manner that is free of any bias or prejudice, and without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, language, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or any other characteristic prohibited by law.