71st Anne Arundel County Fair, Sept 13-17

Join us for Kids Day, Cute Kid Contest, and 5 days of fun for the entire family!

September 9, 2023

One of our county's most exciting annual events is next week. The Anne Arundel County Fair runs for 5 days, September 13-17, 2023 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. From pig races to 4-H exhibits, concerts to carnival rides, the fair is five days of family fun. 

Kids under age 10 get in FREE. 

Click the Fair Week tab on the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds website, for more information, fair schedule, and to purchase tickets.  

We're unapologetically biased towards kids 😉, so we're highlighting some of the fair events especially geared towards KIDS!

🎡 Children's Day: Friday, September 15th 

  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Children’s Day is a special time just for preschool through elementary school aged children and their families.
  • Discount tickets available at the gate: Ages 9 and over $5, Ages 8 and under are free

Special Kids Day Activities

  • Pig and Duck Races
  • Livestock Animals
  • Free Kiddy Rides
  • Milking Cow Station
  • AACo Sheriffs office K-9 Demo at 11:00 AM
  • Macaroni KID table with games, goodies and giveaways
  • Special performances just for Kids Day

If you would like tickets prior to arrival or if you have a large group, please email Gina Degreenia, Kids Day chairperson, at

🎡 Children’s Tug of War: Saturday, September 16th 

  • 12 PM, Noon
  • For Children 5 to 12 years of age. 
  • Location: Lower Stage 
  • Must be at least 10 participants in each class. Classes may be adjusted. Classes: 5-6 yrs / 7-8 yrs / 9-10 yrs / 11-12 yrs 
  • Ribbons will be awarded

🎡 Scarecrow Making Workshop: Saturday, September 16th 

  • Have fun making your own scarecrow to take home
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Next to poultry and rabbit barn
  • Chairperson: Mitzi Hardy (443) 995-3039

🎡 Pie Eating Contest: Saturday September 16th 

  • Registration starts at 2:30 PM
  • Contest 3:30 PM 
  • Location: Behind Exhibit Building booth
  • Categories: 12 and under / 13-18 / 19 and older
  • $1 registration fee
  • Chairpersons: Lisa and Dan Overstreet

🎡 Cute Kid Contest: Sunday, September 17th

  • 9:15 AM Check-In 
  • 9:45 AM Contest Begins
  • Location: Upper Stage
  • Age Groups: 1-5 years old
  • Casual Dress Only
  • The theme this year is barnyard and judging is based in relation to the theme.
  • Each age group is limited to the first 25 children
  • Pre-register by September 14th or on the day of the contest
  • $5 entry fee payable at registration

How To Register

Please email following registration information (Child’s Name, Child’s Date of Birth, Parent's Name, Parent's Phone Number, Email, Child's City and Zip Code, Child’s 3 favorite things) to chairperson, Joseph at A confirmation email will be sent to the parent.

🎡 Watermelon Eating Contest: Sunday September 17th

  • Registration 1:30 PM
  • Contest 2 PM
  • Location: Behind Exhibit Building booth
  • Categories: 12 and under / 13-18 / 19 and older
  • $1 registration fee