GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Entries are open to the general public of the Damascus area and surrounding communities
All entries (Section A-M, O-Q) will be accepted Thursday, September 9th, 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Note: the entry process will be quicker if you list all entries and identify the Class by Section Letter and Number. Mailing address labels can be affixed to the entry tags.
All persons making entries must keep the stub of the entry tag and return it to the person in charge when picking up the entry.
Items entered incorrectly will be disqualified.
Each exhibitor will be limited to one entry per class, unless otherwise stated
All entries must have been grown/created/owned by the exhibitor within the past 24 months (for 2021 only, due to no fair in 2020). No commercial products are to be judged in any class.
Entries previously exhibited at the Damascus Community Fair are not eligible, unless otherwise stated.
Classes may be added or altered as justified and approved by the appropriate Superintendent
If there are less than three entries in a class, the cash prize and ribbons will be determined by the judges
Ribbons will be placed on the exhibits and they must remain with the exhibits in the showroom until the final Sunday at 4:00 pm. NO ENTRIES WILL BE RELEASED BEFORE 4 PM.
The Fair will be open to the public from 12 noon to 9:00 pm Friday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.
The Community Fair sponsors will do all in their power to safeguard the products exhibited, but in no case will they be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur.
Exhibits must not be handled in any way while on display
Premiums will be available from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, the final day of the fair. All premiums not collected become donations to the fair. NO PREMIUMS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER 6:00 PM.
All exhibits must be removed by 6:00 pm Sunday, the final day of the Fair. All exhibits left on Sunday night will be donated to charity. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Pre-school: Under 5
Child: ages 5 - 12
Teen: ages 13 - 18
Adult: age 19 and over
Ribbons will be given as warranted for first, second, third, Champion and Grand Champion. Money premiums will be as follows providing revenue is available:
Grand Champion $2.50 + Rosette
Champion $2.25 + Purple Ribbon
First $2.00 + Blue Ribbon
Second $1.75 + Red Ribbon
Third $1.50 + White Ribbon
Special Awards See catalog for details
Livestock Entries (Beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, fowl, rabbits and small animals) are required to be mailed.
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 26, 2021. No hand-delivered or late entries will be accepted.
Forms may be obtained at Four County Animal Hospital (next to the Music Cafe in Damascus), or call Tom Smith (301-607-8280).
Please mail entries to: Damascus Community Fair, PO Box 531, Damascus MD 20872.
No pre-school age division entries.
By authority of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 15.11.14.06, Exhibitor Requirements), the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Program now requires that ALL cattle and swine exhibited during the 2021 Maryland Fairs and Shows season must have official USDA RFID Ear Tags.
For Open Class questions contact Maryland Department of Agriculture at 410-841-5810. For questions with 4-H contact David Gordon at 301-590-2813 or .