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The Maryland State Fair is proud to provide dozens of world class competitions from cattle to quilts and everything in between. If you have any questions about our competitions or how to participate in the Fair, please feel free to call us at 410-252-0200. 

4-H/FFA Competitions

Open Class Livestock

Open Class Equine

Open Class Farm & Garden

Open Class Home Arts

What are the differences between the 4-H/FFA Competitions and the Open Class Competitions?

4-H/FFA are youth development organizations. To participate in the 4-H/FFA competitions, you must be an active youth member of either Maryland 4-H or Maryland FFA

In the Open Class Competitions, anyone of any age, from any state may enter and compete. However, there are some Open Class Competitions with youth only divisions. 


Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc., thank you for your contribution to our non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Your generous gift will help us to provide agricultural education to youth and the public throughout Maryland and surrounding states, and to give support to the agriculture industry for its future. We could not continue our mission without you!

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