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


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