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 also 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 are located 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: Service animals.
  • 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
  • Political campaigning on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is not permitted


  • DCW 50
  • WFRE
  • Wash FM
  • WPGC
  • SmartBox
  • Holy Cross Health
  • WMMJ Radio
  • WTOP
  • Lakeforest Mall
  • DC 101
  • Fast Signs
  • Gladhill Tractor
  • Guardian Fire Protection Services
  • El Zol
  • Mix 107.3
  • Ernest Maier
  • 270 Net Technologies
  • County Cable Montgomery
  • Butler's Orchard
  • Montgomery Magazine
  • Kitchen Craft
  • Barrons Lumber
  • ABC 7
  • Adventist Health Care Shady Grove Medical Center
  • 94.7 Fresh FM
  • Capital Fence
  • La Nueva
  • Pepco an Exelon Company
  • Abbott
  • Lustre Craft
  • Alban CAT
  • Grant County Mulch
  • Xfinity
  • WMZQ
  • Valpak
  • Berliner Foods
  • Mattress Firm
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Gaithersburg Equipment
  • Hot 995
  • Stang Plumbing & Heating
  • United Service Specialist
  • Burdette Brothers
  • Sprint
  • Landscape Enterprises
  • WKYS
  • The Grey Goose Farm
  • Univision
  • Praise 104.1
  • Vacation Village Resorts and Affiliates
  • Harmony Express
  • Sundance Vacations