St. Mary’s Fair FULL PROGRAM; Fair opens on Sept. 19th! Watch a Fair Parade!

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St. Mary’s Fair President John Richards reviews Fair Highlights for this week.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 – “OPENING DAY”

  3:00 PM         Gates open to public

 4:00 PM         Exhibit Buildings open to public

 4:00 PM         4-H Photo Challenge starts

  4:30 PM        4-H Livestock Judging Contest (SR)

 5:00 PM         Carnival opens (ride all evening wristband for $30.)

  5:30 PM        4-H Horse Drill Team Performances (GS)

  6:00 PM        4-H Market Goat Show (SR)

  6:00 PM         Pig Races

  6:30 PM  Chain Saw Artist Rick Pratt

  7:00 PM  Official Opening (Tolerance Hall)

Color Guard by Cub Scout Pack #1203

“The Star-Spangled Banner,” Leonardtown Middle School Chorus

Introduction of the Queen of Tolerance Court

Welcome, John Richards, President, St. Mary’s County Fair

Association

Crowning of the Queen of Tolerance

  7:00 PM  Miniature Horse Pull (GS)

  7:30 PM  Chain Saw Artist Rick Pratt

  9:00 PM  Exhibit buildings close

10:00 PM Carnival closes

Friday, September 20, 20189 – “SCHOOL DAY”

Fair steer on display for 4H sale

  8:00 AM  4-H Livestock Show (SR)

  8:00 AM  4-H Horse and Pony Show (GS)

  9:00 AM   Exhibit Buildings open to public

  9:00 AM   SoMD Robotics Demonstration (PAV)

  9:00 AM   Canine Weight Pull (Tractor Pull Track)

10:00 AM   Horticulture ID Contest (4-H)

10:00 AM   Carnival opens
(special student pricing & tickets per ride: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

10:00 AM 4-H Photo Challenge (4-H)

10:00 AM       Decorated Wagon Contest (ARTS)

  1:00 PM        Margaret Brent Middle School Band (Tolerance Hall)

  2:00 PM        Speech Contest (Tolerance Hall)

“The Star-Spangled Banner” Great Mills High School: Amarillo Vert

Great Mills High band

  2:00 PM   Reggie Rice’s Magic of Laughter (Tent)

  3:00 PM   Registration for Kiddy Tractor Pull (PAV)

  4:00 PM   Kiddy Tractor Pull (PAV) 7th District Optimists

  4:00 PM   St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Demonstration (GS)

  4:30 PM   Reggie Rice’s Magic of Laughter (Tent)

  5:00 PM   School Day Activities End, normal entry and carnival ticket prices resume

  5:00 PM St. Marys Community Fellowship (Tolerance Hall)

4-H Prize Cake

  6:00 PM         4-H Cake Auction (GS)

  6:00 PM Bicycle Drawing (OF)

Suttler Posty Farm Clydesdale being groomed for the big show.
THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photos

  6:30 PM Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales Demonstration (GS)

  7:00 PM         Light Weight Horse Pull (GS)

  7:30 PM         Boot Scooters (PAV)

  9:00 PM         Exhibit buildings close

10:00 PM         Carnival closes

Pig races at the St. Mary’s County Fair. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photos

Barnyard Runners Pig Races: 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 5:00 PM

Chain Saw Artist Rick Pratt: 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM

Glass Blowing Studio Demonstrations (FM)

Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales on display

Quilts of Valor Demo (Home Arts)

Lion’s Mobile Screening Trailer (Vision & Hearing) (11:00 – 7:00)

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters (Arts & Crafts 10 am – 6 pm)

Southern Maryland Wood Carvers (ARTS)

Ag Education Showcase Trailer on display

St. Mary’s Fair-Tractor-pull-junior-works-hard

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – “PARADE DAY”

  8:00 AM        Open Class livestock show (SR)

  9:00 AM        Exhibit buildings open

  9:00 AM        Fair Parade Registration begins (Tech Center)

  9:00 AM        Canine Weight Pull (Tractor Pull Track)

10:00 AM        Carnival opens

10:30 AM        Fair Parade begins (Tech Center)

“The Star-Spangled Banner” Leonardtown High School: Potomac Voices

12:30 PM        Leonardtown High School Orchestra (PAV)

A rider competes in the St. Mary’s Jousting Contest, the State Sport of Maryland. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Jousting became the official sport of Maryland in 1962 (Chapter 134, Acts of 1962; Code General Provisions Article, sec. 7-329(a)). Maryland was the first state to adopt an official sport.

Annual Maryland State Jousting Championship, Crownsville, Oct. 5, 2019, (Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds), 1450 Generals Highway (Route 178). Sponsored since 1950 by Maryland Jousting Tournament Association. Annual National Jousting Championship, Brunswick, Maryland, Oct. 12, 2019

Jousting, the world’s oldest equestrian sport, developed in the Middle Ages as combat training for the cavalry. Two armored combatants on horseback charged at each other in an attempt to break the lance on their opponent’s armor or knock him off his horse. Eventually losing its military connection, jousting became a very popular sport, and tournaments were held in which knights, noblemen, and even kings competed.

Jousting tournaments have been held in Maryland since early colonial times but became increasingly popular after the Civil War. Retaining the pageantry and customs of medieval tournaments, modern competitors are called “knights” or “maids”, and many dress in colorful costumes. Men, women, and children compete equally with skill and horsemanship determining the class. 

  1:00 PM        Jousting Tournament (GS)

  1:00 PM        4-H Visual Presentation Contest (4-H)

  1:00 PM        Reggie Rice’s Fool of Illusions (Tolerance Hall)

This absolutely perfect Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham is being inspected by contest Judge George Smith. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

  1:00 PM        Stuffed Ham Demonstration – David Dent (FSA)

  2:00 PM        Canine Weight Pull (Tractor Pull Track)

  3:00 PM        Southern Maryland Concert Band (PAV)

  3:00 PM        Reggie Rice’s Fool of Illusions (Tolerance Hall)

  4:00 PM        WMDM live remote broadcast

  5:00 PM        Gracie’s Guys and Gals (FSA)

  5:00 PM        Reggie Rice’s Fool of Illusions (Tolerance Hall)

  6:00 PM        4-H Livestock Auction (SR)

  6:00 PM         Bicycle Drawing (OF)

  6:30 PM        Suttler Post Clydesdales Demonstration (GS) 

  7:00 PM        Heavy Weight Horse Pull (GS)]

  9:00 PM        Exhibit buildings close

10:00 PM         Carnival closes

Barnyard Runners Pig Races: 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM

Chain Saw Artist Rick Pratt: 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM

Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales on display

Glass Blowing Demonstrations (FM)

Quilts of Valor Demo (Home Arts)

Lion’s Mobile Screening Trailer (Vision & Hearing)(11:00am- 7:00pm)

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters (Arts & Crafts 10 am – 6 pm)

Southern Maryland Wood Carvers (ARTS)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

– “FAMILY DAY”

  8:30 AM        Open Class Horse Show starts (GS)

  9:00 AM        4-H and Open Dairy Goat Show (SR)

  9:00 AM         Exhibit buildings open

10:00 AM        Baby Show (FSA)

10:00 AM        Antique Tractor Pull (Tractor Track)

11:00 AM        Carnival opens (ride all day wristband $30 avail.)

11:00 AM        Chesapeake Spinners Wool Demonstration (Farm Museum)

1:00PM          De La Brooke Foxhound Demonstration (GS)

1:00 PM  Chesapeake Country Cruzers (PAV)

1:00 PM          “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Chopticon High School Peace Pipers

Chopticon-High-School-Band-State-Champions

1:15 PM           Choir (TENT)

 2:00 PM         The Daughters of Veda (PAV)

 2:00 PM         Southern Maryland Sound Barbershop Chorus (Tolerance Hall)

4-H Cookie Judges. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

 2:00 PM         4-H Rabbit Showmanship Contest (4-H)

2:00 PM          Choir (TENT)

3:15 PM          Choir (TENT)

4:00 PM          Glass Sculpture Auction

4:00 PM          Pet Costume Contest (SR)

4:00 PM          Choir (TENT)

4:30 PM  Chainsaw Sculpture Auction  

4:45 PM          Choir (TENT)

  5:00 PM        4-H Contest Results announced (SR)

  6:00 PM         Bicycle Drawing (OF)

  6:00 PM        Exhibit buildings close

  6:00 PM        Carnival ticket sales stop

  7:00 PM Carnival closes

Chain Saw Artist Rick Pratt: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Wool Demonstrations (Chesapeake Spinners & Weavers) Farm Museum

Suttler Post Farm Clydesdales on display

Glass Blowing Demonstrations (FM)

Quilts of Valor Demo (Home Arts)

Lion’s Mobile Screening Trailer (Vision & Hearing)(11am – 5pm)

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters (Arts & Crafts 10am – 6 pm)

Southern Maryland Wood Carvers (ARTS)

Pig races at the St. Mary’s County Fair. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photos

Pig Races 11:30, 12:45. 2:45

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