The mission of the Montgomery County Agricultural Center Inc. is to coordinate the efforts of our volunteers to present the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. This event provides the opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to exhibit their livestock, homemaking and craft projects. We also focus on promoting the science and preservation of agriculture in Montgomery County and educating Fair patrons and the community regarding agricultural related topics.
Membership into the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc. may be obtained by volunteering 200 hours for the Ag Center. Volunteers are the key to this organization, whether it be clerical work in the office during Fair and off-season, or ground maintenance throughout the year. Volunteers also operate various center sponsored stands during Fair week and off-season rentals, serve banquets and dinners for rentals in the dining hall, and serve as committee chairmen and committee members for various events held during Fair week.
To become a volunteer, call (301) 926-3100.
“The Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc. oversees the use of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds. Founded on its present site in 1948 to provide an agricultural showplace, it is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the experiences of and providing a platform for performance and achievement by the 4-H, FHA, FFA and the community at large through its network of thousands of volunteers. It continues to grow as a vital part of the Montgomery County business community promoting agricultural issues and acting as an agriculture educator for Montgomery County and the surrounding areas.”
–adopted by the Montgomery County Agricultural Center’s Board of Directors December 1991
Arts & Crafts:
Volunteers needed on each of the 4 Saturdays prior to the Fair and throughout the Fair. This job is in building 3 and consists of cleaning, setting up displays, accepting entries, monitoring entries, and other duties as assigned.
Volunteers needed workdays and throughout the Fair. This job includes serving meals in the cheese booth, cleaning the building, preparing sandwiches, operating a cash register, and serving customers. Profit from the cheese booth is used to support Fair operations.
Volunteers needed workdays and throughout the Fair. This job includes working with small children, running game, and stations, and helping to maintain a clean and safe children’s area.
Volunteers needed year round doing a variety of cleaning and maintenance work including but not limited to weeding, mowing, sweeping, painting, and building set up and tear down.
Volunteers needed workdays and throughout the Fair. This job consists of cleaning, accepting entries, setting up displays, monitoring exhibits and other duties as assigned.
Volunteers needed for workdays and throughout the Fair. This job includes completing a training session and then working at an information booth answering questions and helping patrons.
Volunteers needed year round to collect parking fees and support Non-Fair events.
Earning Volunteer Hours at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center