The 65th Annual Anne Arundel County Fair (AACF) will be providing visitors more family-friendly fun September 13 to 17, 2017. The fair will feature farm contests such as hog calling, pig races, and watermelon eating. Vendor booths will be selling country goods like homemade wine, home-brewed beer, handcrafted furniture, and unique Christmas decorations. Children will be thrilled by amusement rides, interactive car racing, an illusionist show, and 4H Club animals.
Mrs. Lee of Annapolis began her founding efforts in 1952. The Maryland State Fair Board approved her proposal, and the first Anne Arundel County Fair was held at the old Labrot Race Track near Sandy Point that September. The next year, AACF transferred to Sandy Point State Park, then in 1984, the fair made Crownsville its permanent home.
As the years passed, the fair became the strongest champion of the region’s agriculture and home arts, which are gradually disappearing as once plentiful farmlands become developed. The fair allows the whole family to learn about Anne Arundel County’s rural history. Mrs. Lee’s welcoming motto “Come to the Fair” still holds true after all this time.
The Fair Giant
In December 1990, Uncle Harve, the giant lumberjack statue on the Baldwin Service Center roof, was lowered to the ground after reigning there for almost 15 years. In April 1991, the Baldwin family donated him to the Anne Arundel County Fair, where the 20-foot figure modeled after Paul Bunyon now stands watch holding a welcome sign at the entrance.
The 65th Annual Anne Arundel County Fair (AACF) is on its way to Crownsville, Maryland from Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17, 2017. The event promises plenty of family fun out in the fresh air of the countryside.
Days 1-2: Wednesday, September 13 & Thursday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Day 3-4: Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Day 5: Sunday, September 17, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1490 General’s Highway (Route 178), Crownsville, MD
For More Information & Tickets: Anne Arundel County Fair
Your Inn Near the Fair
The Anne Arundel County Fair is only 7.5 miles away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve a room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.