Participate in The Great Frederick Fair

ANIMAL ARRIVAL/RELEASE TIMES | Farm& Garden and Household Entry Dates & Times

PRE-Registration WAS required for all Livestock and Youth entries. {Next year, plan ahead – pre-registration for entries close Aug. 15}
PRE-Registration is NOT required for Farm & Garden OR Household Building Entries. Pre-registration is closed. But YOU CAN bring entries the day(s) listed below, pay $10 and receive a Season Pass to the Fair! 

Click the button above for the 2021 Fair Catalog!

4A-4Z = 4-H/FFA (Youth) Departments
A-Z = Open Departments (Farm & Garden and Household –
Frederick County Residents ONLY. Open Class Livestock open to o/s of Fred. Co. residents)


*Farm & Garden and Household Building DO NOT require pre-registration. You can refer to each catalog dept. for entry dates/times.
*4-H/FFA YOUTH BUILDING ENTRIES REQUIRE Pre-registration and are extended through August 31 at 11:59 pm. ALL Livestock entries closed Aug. 15 at 11:59 p.m.


ALL LIVESTOCK (Open and Youth) must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on August 15th.

ALL YOUTH BUILDING (open to 4-H Club & FFA Chapter Members) must be submitted by 11:50 p.m. on August 31st.

You can still enter in the Farm and Garden & Household Building by bringing your items the day they are received.

Household & Farm and Garden Building Entries DO NOT require pre-registration online, however we strongly encourage it. (Makes process go faster on day of entries/express lane!) We invite and encourage all participants to bring entries the day they are received.

Entry Dates, Times, and Forms



Printing Youth 4-H/FFA Tags: Log in, view past transactions and “Print Entry Tags”


2021 Cake Auction

This year, The Great Frederick Fair will hold the 2021 Cake Auction to support scholarships and Ag Education Programs throughout the Great Frederick Fair. The Cake Auction will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Building 18, the  South Side Tire & Auto Beef Show Ring.

An exciting change for Youth Exhibitors entering Baked Goods will be the addition of a 10% Added Premium for all Cakes and Pies Sold at the Cake Auction. Any Youth Exhibitor whose Cake or Pie is sold at the Cake Auction will have 10% of the sale price added to their premium check!

So, get those cakes and pies entered to increase your premium check and support The Great Frederick Fair’s Scholarships and Ag Education Programs!

Deadline for Youth Baked Goods Entries is August, 31, 2021.

For Registering

Exhibitor: An individual exhibitor.

Quick Group: Individual exhibitors registering as a “quick group” create individual logins and are able to check out with one cart, at one time. After check out, these entries separate and show up as transactions under the individual login.

Team/Company: This allows you to register as a farm name/team/company instead of a “First, Last.”

*USE Team/Company FOR CLUB ENTRIES. Enter the 1 item, then put the child’s name in Description. Then, add similar item and add another child’s name. Repeat for all entries. It enters items as a club and the premium check is cut to the club, as a whole. For FFA teachers registering entire class entries, the students name will be placed in the description. For 4-H Club/Clover leaders, the kid’s name is in description.

Club/School: These are preset in the system with passwords, issued by the fair admin office. This is to log in and look at entries that were submitted with your club name associated.


“Add Similar Entry” allows you to enter an item and click “add similar entry” to copy the exact same item again, enabling you to change the division, class it falls under. (This will make it easier to register the same animal for both 4-H/FFA and Open. Also a useful tool for FFA advisors entering 30 children for the same item.)

IF a required field does not apply to you, please place “N/A” in the box. If you think the required field is an error, please email so we can take a look and make the correction.

For assistance you may email your questions to, subject line “help!,” and we will respond as quickly as possible.



Theme: Farm Fresh Fun: Lettuce Turnip the Beet!

Sponsored By: Ruppert Landscape

The Great Frederick Fair is featuring its twenty-sixth (2021) annual Ruppert’s Landscape Contest as another way to show the diversity of agriculture in Frederick County. This program is dedicated to educating the public about landscaping within the agriculture industry as well as to promote the landscaping industry before an audience of 250,000 spectators. Various sites on the grounds have been designated to be temporarily beautified with landscape designs by both students and professional landscapers. Not only will these areas be greatly enhanced but, they will also provide ideas and educational information to spectators.

Landscapers are encouraged to use the theme when designing their areas. The contest has two divisions–one for students and one for professionals. In addition to improving the grounds, the landscapers have the opportunity to earn cash prizes. This is an excellent way for landscaping companies to advertise in front of a captive audience.




Attend the auction and bid on your favorite one. Proceeds benefit agricultural education programs! Sunday, September 19 at 3pm in the South Side Tire & Auto Beef Barn (Building 18)

FLYERParticipate as an ARTIST!

FLYERParticipate as a MERCHANT!


Old Timers’ Day – Antique Cars

The Great Frederick Fair’s annual parade of antique cars will be on Old Timer’s Day, Thursday, September 23, 2021. The parade will begin at  approximately 1:15 p.m., depending on the number of horse races scheduled that day.

Entry Form & Information
Old Timers’ Day – Horse Drawn

The 47th “Old Timer’s Day” parade of carriages, carts, buggies and horse drawn implements at the Great Frederick Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The parade will begin at  approximately 1:30 p.m., depending on the number of horse races scheduled that day.

Entry Form & Information