2017 Calvert County Fair schedule
The Calvert County Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 1. General admission is $5 for ages 12 and over. Parking and shuttle service from satellite parking is free. Other entertainment will be offered at various times throughout the fair.
Wednesday, Sept. 27: fair opens at 4 p.m.
Feed the Needy and “Sneak Preview” Night: enter the fair for $1 or a 14 oz. or Larger can of food. Ride all evening for $10, no coupon needed 5 p.m. — Carnival opens 5:15 p.m. — Reggie Rice Comedy Illusionist 6 p.m. — opening ceremony 7 p.m. — Calvert County Idol Show
Thursday, Sept. 28: Senior Citizen and Special Needs Day
Free gate admission and special events for Calvert seniors and special needs individuals from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
10 a.m. — activities for seniors, main
hall noon — Red Hat parade, “Elvis,” Senior King and Queen crowning, lunch for seniors and special needs individuals 1:30 p.m. — bingo in the main hall 2 p.m. — senior and special needs
5 p.m. — carnival opens, “Wristlet Night” (discount with coupon) 6 p.m. — goat show 7 p.m. — Calvert County Fair Idol contest 9 p.m. — Big T DJ 10 p.m. — exhibit buildings close
Friday, Sept. 29: Youth Day
Youth 18 and under admitted for free until 4 p.m. Youth day attendees are asked to bring a can of food for the needy. Youth day events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. — 4-H and open swine show 11 a.m. — 4-H and open sheep show 4 p.m. — Bike drawing 4 p.m. — Youth day ends, regular gate admission and carnival prices begin
7 p.m. — Calvert County Fair Idol
contest 10 p.m. — exhibit buildings close
Saturday, Sept. 30: Family Day
Fair opens 9 a.m.; carnival opens 10 a.m. 9 a.m. — 4-H and open cattle show noon — BADD Co. Dance Team 1 p.m. — Calvert School of Dance 1 p.m. — Corn hole contest (behind 4-H building) 2 p.m. — Diane Herbert Dancers 3 p.m. — Julie’s Jewels from Julie Rogers Studio of Dance
4 to 7 p.m. — Autograph signing with Washington Redskins
6 p.m. — 4-H Livestock Auction (registration 5 p.m.)
6 p.m. — Southern MD Boot Scooters
7 p.m. — Calvert County Fair Idol contest 7 p.m. — Draft horse pull
Sunday, Oct. 1: Military Day
Free gate admission to active and retired military personnel with proper ID 10 a.m. — Fair opens noon — Carnival opens 10 a.m. — Antique tractor pull noon — Calvert County Fair Children’s Contests (must be pre-registered)
1 p.m. — Horseshoe pitching con-
test 2 p.m. — Chesapeake Country Cruizers 3 p.m. — 4-H and livestock awards program
3 p.m. — Country Gentlemen Tribute Band 5 p.m. — Exhibit buildings close
The 130th Calvert County Fair was held last year despite rainy conditions. This year’s fair is set to begin Sept. 27.
Caydee Haire, then 10, of Prince Frederick, left, reacts to seeing one of her 4-H projects on display with a ribbon at the Calvert County Fair last yera . She is pictured with her sister Miranda, then 7.
Left, Daniel Link, then 10, of Dunkirk, Denver Link, then 8, of Dunkirk and Allie Baird, then 10, of Chesapeake Beach ride the cliff hanger ride at the Calvert County Fair last year.
Cassidy Spicknall, then 9, of Prince Frederick, hangs out with her goats, Elsa and Faith, at the Calvert County Fair last year.