The Garrett County Fair is one of the best-loved summertime activities! There is no shortage of fun for the entire family. The 2019 Garrett County Fair dates are July 27th-August 3rd.
Growing up in Garrett County the fair was not to be missed. Every kid wants to spend as much time there as possible. Rides, games, food and farm animals are just a few reasons to visit the fair at least once during the week.
Garrett County Fair 2019 Schedule
The schedule for the 2019 Garrett County Fair was recently released. Here is the full schedule for the entire week:
Deep Creek Lake-Mud Bog-Garrett County Fair. The crowd was amped for the annual mud bog competition at the Garrett County Fair and the weather was fantastic. Classes ranged from stock to modified to super modified. The thunder roared through the fairgrounds as these gung-ho men and women tried to blast off across this 100’ mud pit. This year the mud was extra slippery and deep which made for challenging conditions to say the least. There was also the “dash for cash”, which lines up pairs of ladies in hand holding positions with the mission of running (yuck, yuck) from the start of the mud pit all the way through to the finish while trying not to be disqualified by letting go of your partner’s hand. I am sure that many ladies lost shoes and some had a hard time getting their legs unstuck from theGarrettCountymud. This event is always a success and a heck of a lot of fun to either participate in, or to watch with the family.
Deep Creek Lake-Garrett County Agricultural Fair 2012. Garrett County Fair week starts today!!!! Old school living with tractor pulls, horse pulls, mud bogs, crash up derbys, and Dukes of Hazard’s own Craaaaazy Cooter leading the parade in THE General Lee!!! You have to check the schedule as there are many, many other things going on including of course the livestock sale. Garrett County stands tall in providing locals as well as outside visitors with a genuine glimpse into small town Tom Sawyer-ish old town county fair experiences! This event staggers throughout the week giving you no excuse to bail on spending a little time with us here at Deep Creek Lake. The wheels on the car go round and round… so point them toward Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake and get more than your tires spinning on thrill rides like THE TANGO!!!
Garrett County Agricultural Fair Deep Creek Lake. Try to remember through child eyes the fantastic moments you experienced at the local summertime fair. I used to love the feeling of riding the “Round Up” spinning so fast that you could pick your feet off the ground as if you were flying. Then after getting off the ride simply trying to navigate walking for the next ten minutes while your head is spinning like a tornado. It can be as challenging as a tight rope walker.
There are all the rides that normally entice you to play like the scrambler, apple turn over, the star ship, and of course the ferris wheel. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, candy apples, fresh lemonade, beef brisket, hot dogs, local corn, and the famous rotary vinegar fries are just the start to Garret County fair cuisine. The familiar sights, sounds, and smells are nothing short of perfection to the senses at this All American small town fair.
There are truck pulls, tractor pulls, dirt bike exhibitions, and my favorite ‘”the crash up derby”. People from all over the county put together make-shift ram rods to see who can take the least amount of punishment and survive the longest. The leaking radiators leading to blow motors and back wheels being plowed into the car frame seem to be the master of demise in this grand event.
Remember that this is an Agricultural Fair. A popular event is when animals come through the auction gates. People pack the fair bleachers to bid on a large selection of farm animals ranging from Cows, Lambs, and Pigs. There is something special about the auctioneer taking control of the bidding and the electricity of the crowd competing for these beautiful fair animals. There is also the standard competition of trying to get the coveted blue ribbon for the best vegetable, photograph, painting, quilt or wood working piece.
After the fair, I went up to an special place overlooking the fair with the sun setting, the fair lights shining brilliantly, and the rumble of the crash-up derby all framed in by Wisp Resort in the background. What a great way to finish up the summer and the catalyst for the start of fall.