Montgomery County Fairgrounds: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Exposition Hall, Montgomery County Fairgrounds
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The Montgomery County Fairgrounds was created in 1949 with the construction of 12 outbuildings to house the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, a community event for 4-H members to showcase their prize livestock and agricultural projects. Today, The Montgomery County Fairgrounds has 42 buildings and the facilities are rented year-round to businesses and community organizations for shows and special events. The fairground host a number of annual events in addition to the agricultural fair, including 4th of July Fireworks and the Sugarloaf Craft Festival.

Volunteering at the Fairgrounds

The Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland is owned and operated by the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., a private, non-profit organization. The Montgomery County Fairground facilities recruit thousands of volunteers to run concession stands, serve banquets and serve as committee members for various events. To become a volunteer or to learn more about rentals, see ​their website.

Directions to Main Entrance at Perry Parkway

From I-270 - take Exit 11 (Montgomery Village/Fairgrounds) At next light make a right onto Route 355 South; make a right onto Perry Parkway; Fairground entrance is on the left.

Directions to Main Office and Chestnut Street Entrance

Follow directions above and go past Perry Parkway and Odenhal Rd. Turn right at the next light, at Chestnut St. Go through traffic light and make your next right behind the Standard Supplies Building.