The opening day of the Fair is 3 weeks prior to the Friday before Labor day. 

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds does NOT allow any type of drone usage. 


  • Wheelchairs and strollers will be available to rent at the main ticket entrance (Perry Parkway).
  • ATM machines will be located in multiple areas throughout the Fairgrounds.
  • Several trams with wheelchair accessibility will transport patrons to designated locations on the Fairgrounds.
  • First Aid, provided by Adventist Health Care is located on Maple Ave. in Building #23, across from the Rabbit Barn, and by Fire & Rescue in their tent across from the Xfinity Granstand.
  • Baby changing area is located in most restrooms, in the Carnival, and at First Aid
  • Staffed Information Gazebos throughout the Fairgrounds
  • Air conditioned Buildings: The Heritage, Building #2, Building #6 and First Aid on Maple Ave.



  • During Fair time, NO ANIMALS are allowed on Ag Center property unless they are registered for exhibition at that time or they have been granted a special Ag Center permit. Exception: Animals medically required by patrons.
  • Owners of animals granted permit by the Ag Center shall abide by all restrictions imposed by the Ag Center.



Food and beverages may be brought into the Fair.  Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted.



  • Posession, distribution or use of alcohol or any controlled substance
  • Posession or use of any form of weapon or object that might be used as a weapon
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Drones
  • Display of colors assicoated with gang activity
  • Flashing signs or shout-outs associated with gang activity
  • Loitering or gathering in groups
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Soliciting


  • Key 103
  • DC 101
  • Butler's Orchard
  • Ernest Maier
  • Xfinity
  • Berliner Foods
  • Gaithersburg Equipment
  • Gladhill Tractor
  • Lakeforest Mall
  • Univision
  • El Zol
  • The Eagle
  • United Service Specialist
  • Harmony Express
  • Mattress Firm
  • Ride On extRa
  • Fast Signs
  • Cutco
  • Roy Rogers
  • Montgomery Magazine
  • Landscape Enterprises
  • Max Country
  • Vacation Village Resorts and Affiliates
  • Adventist Health Care Shady Grove Medical Center
  • Big 100.3
  • The Grey Goose Farm
  • Hot 995
  • Lustre Craft
  • Pepco an Exelon Company
  • WKYS
  • ABC 7 & News Channel 8
  • Wash FM
  • Valpak
  • Grant County Mulch
  • 94.7 Fresh FM
  • Guardian Fire Protection Services
  • Kitchen Craft
  • Barrons Lumber
  • DCW 50
  • Capital Fence
  • County Cable Montgomery
  • WFRE
  • Montgomery Community Media
  • Sundance Vacations
  • WPGC
  • 270 Net Technologies
  • Stang Plumbing & Heating
  • WMZQ
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Holy Cross Health
  • Mamma Lucia Restaurant