Iconic fair returns to Upper Marlboro this fall

June 28, 2018 by  

The Prince George’s County Fair, the oldest of its kind in the state, will be returning to Upper Marlboro this fall.

On display will be field crops and livestock, and there will also be competitions for the best jellies and jams, as well as breads, pies, cookies, and other baked goods. In addition to these traditional competitions, there are now contests in basket making, woodworking, fine arts, and photography, among others. Those in the five counties in Southern Maryland and Washington, D.C. are eligible to enter.

A variety of vendors will be selling crafts, homemade goods, food, and many other items. Other activities at the fair will include a carnival offering many different kinds of rides for all age groups. Print shops can be used to create various kinds of printed materials to provide more information about such activities and schedules for the artists performing at the fair.

Sponsors of the fair include Prince Georges County Police Department, the Prince George’s Conservation District, Laugh Out Loud, and Long Fence. The fair is staffed primarily by volunteers who help set up displays, care for the livestock, set up both indoor and outdoor events, and help answer phones in the office.

The fair will take place from Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9 at the Show Place Arena.