Caroline/Dorchester County Fair – August 3rd to August 6th

The Caroline/Dorchester County Fair Board is excited that it is once again Fair Time! The 2022 Caroline/Dorchester County Fair will take place Wednesday, August 3rd to Saturday, August 6th. 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. Visit the animals, visit vendor booths, get some yummy fair treats or dinners, listen to popular local bands, participate in contests, and more! Returning for the second year are amusement rides provided by Shaw and Sons!
Wednesday, August 3rd 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, 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 The Amish Outlaws from 7:00PM-10:00pm
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 local band Fuzzbox Piranha from 7-10 pm.
We cannot wait to see you at the Fair. You can purchase amusement ride wristbands in advance and save money. Wristbands are $15 each in advance and are good for one day. Wristbands will be available onsite for $18 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 2022 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