Caroline/Dorchester County Fair

The Caroline/Dorchester County Fair Board is excited that the Caroline/Dorchester County Fair is back in action! The 2021 Caroline/Dorchester County Fair will take place Wednesday, August 4th to Saturday, August 7th. The annual Fair is held at the Caroline County 4-H Park, located at 8230 Detour Road in Denton. There is entertainment, fun, and education for all ages. Make plans to attend for affordable family fun. Visit the animals, visit vendor booths, get some yummy fair treats or dinners, listen to popular local bands, participate in contests, and more! New for 2021 – we will have amusement rides this year provided by Shaw and Sons!
Wednesday, August 4th is opening night of the Fair and includes FREE admission for all courtesy of the Caroline and Dorchester County Chambers of Commerce. It is also free ice cream night sponsored by Nagel Crop Insurance. Fair-goers can enjoy a fried chicken dinner, watch the Royal Pageant, participate in the 4-H Cake Auction, visit vendor booths and displays, ride the amusement rides, and so much more.
On Thursday, the Fair opens with the annual Children’s Day program from 9 am to 1 pm. Youth of all ages are invited to attend and participate in fun and educational activities provided by various community groups at no cost. Thursday also features the meat goat show, swine show, rides, train display, archery demonstration, Blough’s Seafood crab cake dinner, entertainment by The Jones Boys, etc. Thursday is also “Food Bank Night” – Admission is only $1 when you bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to benefit the Maryland Food Bank.
Friday starts with the beef and horse speed shows in the morning. Friday evening brings the dress a goat contest, greased pig contest, pit beef dinner, barnyard exhibit, video gaming trailer, amusement rides, and entertainment by Kickback.
Saturday is the last day of the Fair and is jam packed with fun for everyone! Friday features rabbit, poultry, and horse shows, the baby contest, jousting, kids’ petal tractor pull, watermelon eating contest, the pet show, BBQ chicken dinner, the livestock auction, and amusement rides. The Fair will be capped off with entertainment by The Amish Outlaws from 7-10 pm.
We cannot wait to see you at the Fair from August 4th-7th at the 4-H Park in Denton, Maryland (off Route 16). Fair admission is $2 per person; 12 and under are admitted free. Free admission night is Wednesday night and half price admission with a canned good donation is on Thursday night. You can purchase amusement ride wristbands in advance and save money. Wristbands are $12 each in advance and are good for one day. Wristbands will be available onsite for $15 each. Or there will also be family packs of 20 tickets for $25 available on site during the Fair. To purchase amusement ride wristbands in advance, please contact the Caroline County Extension Office at (410) 479-4030.
To see the entire 2021 Fair schedule, find exhibitor information, and much more, please visit our new website at
For more information or questions about the Fair, please call (410) 479-4030 or email