August 24 - 27 | August 31 - September 4 | September 7 - 10


Open Class Home Arts

Welcome to the Maryland State Fair Home Arts Department! 

I warmly welcome you and invite you to participate in the 142nd Maryland State Fair.  We have something for everyone this year in the Home Arts Department.

Come enjoy friendly competition and see what your talented neighbors have exhibited.

Janice Coroneos, Superintendent

Entry Information

Individuals may pre-enter by mail on a printed entry form (Maryland State Fair, P.O. Box 188, Timonium, MD 21094) OR register online (Online Entry System is now closed).  

All Open Class Home Arts, Farm & Garden & Livestock Competitions will utilize the same entry system. This means one username, password, and user fee for all Open Class Entries.

Hotel Partners

The following hotel partners have graciously offered discounted rates for our Exhibitors. If you need lodging, we encourage you to take advantage of their gracious offers. The rooms must be booked directly using the booking links to receive the discounted rates.

General Rules

1.  Entry times for the Home Arts Sections are as follows:

•  Sections A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, N
    (Use Land St. Entrance-Rear of Building)
    Sunday, August 21st, 2PM – 8PM &
    Monday, August 22nd, 9AM – 7PM

•  Section M:
    First Week Baking Show (Use Land St. Entrance)
    Sunday, August 21st, 2PM – 8PM &
    Monday, August 22nd, 9AM – 7PM

•  Second Week Baking Show (Use Land St. Entrance)
   Wednesday, August 31st, 3PM – 8PM

•  Third Week Baking Show (Use Land St. Entrance)
   Wednesday, September 7th, 3PM – 8PM

2.  No admission passes are furnished.  Exhibitors admitted without charge during entry times.  Others pay regular admission.

3.  Entries must be the exhibitor’s work and entered in his/her name.  Only 1 entry per class is accepted from any one exhibitor.

4.  Entries are not accepted unless there is a specific class for them in the premium list.

5.  All entries must be fresh, clean, and conform to size or content specifications.

6.  All entries must have been completed since August 2021, except as noted.

7.  Home Arts entries will be RELEASED Monday, September 12th, 2022.  Unclaimed exhibits become MSF property after September 30th, 2022.

8.  All ribbons must be picked up with exhibits when released.  The decisions of the judges are final.  At their discretion, the judges may open and examine any entry and refuse to consider any entry.

9.  Only residents of Maryland and adjoining states are eligible to enter.

10.  A Fair President and an Anna Troyer ribbon will be awarded in each section.  Honorable Mention ribbons are awarded when the judges feel that an entry deserves special notice.

11.  2021 Special Award winners aren’t eligible to receive 2022 Special Awards.

12. Individuals may pre-enter by mail on a printed entry form (Maryland State Fair, P.O. Box 188, Timonium, MD 21094) OR register online (Online Entry System is now closed).  

13.  Unless otherwise noted, professionals are excluded from submitting entries. A professional is defined as one who has earned a certificate/degree or is currently employed in a related entry category field.  An amateur creates for pleasure.


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