Senator Wayne Morris of Oregon brought Devons to the Fair. He had a farm in Poolesville, MD. Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Agricultural Center
Montgomery County Agricultural
Center / Fair
A dream in the 1940s to promote Montgomery County
youth's involvement in the science of agriculture and home arts has
resulted, half a century later, as the biggest and best county fair
on the East Coast. Exemplifying the true meaning of community
spirit, dedicated volunteers, County Extension Service agents,
conscientious 4-H and Future Farmers of America members, and
generous businesses all join together to produce the Fair. What
started as a one-day Livestock Show that also showcased homemaking
skills has grown into an exemplary facility that now offers
year-round educational, cultural, scientific, charitable, and
recreational activities as well as the area's most popular annual
The project is documented with a 63-page narrative; a
journal article titled "The Montgomery County Story"; a Fair
premium list from 1949; a catalog and a video of the 1999
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair; and four other videotapes
entitled: "Reminiscing: Part I"; "Montgomery County Agricultural
Fair: The First 50 Years"; "Montgomery Agricultural Fair: Big Day";
and "4-H at the Fair."
Originally submitted by: Constance A. Morella, Representative (8th District).
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