Free Entertainment

Agricadabra Presents Healthy Eating of Ag

Aug 13 4pm & 7pm - Aug 14 4pm & 6:30pm - Aug 15 11am
Aug 16 thru Aug 21 3:30pm & 6:30pm
Location - PEPCO, an Exelon Company Community Stage

Brad is an educational agricultural specialist.  He entertains and educates Fairgoers on Maryland Agriculture. Find out how you can eat healthier with Maryland Agriculture. Brad is always in need of volunteers to help with the Magic and Comedy as he shows you how you can eat better through Maryland Agriculture, so make sure to get to the show early!

Carrie McQueen

Various Times, Daily Roaming The Grounds!

Carrie juggles, dances, and creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement!  She will be strolling the Fair at various times.  Be sure to look out for her amazing acts!  You never know what character you will see!

Chainsaw Carver

Aug 13 4pm & 6pm & 8pm
Aug 14 thru Aug 21 2pm & 5pm & 7pm
In Farmer's Triangle!

Joe Stebbing the Chainsaw Carver can quickly transform a three-foot tall log into a true work of art. Nearly every show will result with a carving being produced from start to finish, with as many as four carvings per day and shows lasting up to an hour.  The best part - you can purchase a carving!  Be sure to check the Fair Schedule for show times!

Comedy Hypnotist

Friday, August 13th Thru Saturday, August 21st 9pm
Location - PEPCO an Exelon Company Community Stage

Brad Matchett provides a family-friendly Vegas style Hypnosis Show with volunteers that want to experience a great time.  People who can relax and let go will find out just how much fun they can have.  Hypnosis can often be described as a deep state of relaxation.  One hour of hypnosis is like 6 to 8 hours of sleep.  We all go in and out of hypnosis every day - driving, reading a book, watching TV, or even playing a video game.  Be sure to check out this hilarious show that is guaranteed to make you laugh!

Extreme Illusions and Escapes

Aug 13 8 Pm Aug 14 2:30pm & 5:30pm & 8pm - Aug 15 12:30pm & 2:30pm & 8pm
Aug 16 thru Aug 21 2:30pm & 4:30pm & 8pm
Location: PEPCO, an Exelon Company Community Stage

Josh & Lea Knotts have become a crowd favorite at every event where they have performed. The duo have designed a show mixed with amazing stage illusions, skillful escapes, audience participation and exciting music. Certainly not your everyday “magic” act…forget all you know and prepare to be amazed by Extreme Illusions & Escapes.


Fast Action Motorsports

Aug 13 5pm & 6:30pm & 8:00pm Aug 14 & Aug 21 2:00pm & 3:30pm & 5:00pm & 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Aug 15 & Aug 16 3:30pm & 5:00pm & 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Aug 17 thru Aug 20 5:00pm & 6:30pm & 8:00pm

On the Upper Grounds!

Race against other Fairgoers in tournaments for trophies and a chance to win the Montgomery County Fair Grand Championship!  Open to all ages!

Harmony Express

Various Times Daily

Harmony Express is a barbershop style mixed a cappella chorus, operating as the Germantown, MD chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society whose motto is “Everyone in Harmony.”  Their mission is the preservation and encouragement of barbershop singing which focuses on the use of four-part chords and the signature “barbershop seventh.”

 Look for Harmony Express strolling and singing through the upper Fairgrounds weeknights 6-10 pm and weekends 2-7 pm. Their repertoire will include barbershop classics, patriotic songs, and newer favorites.


Mad Science

Aug 14 Thru Aug 21 1pm & 3pm & 5pm
Location - KidZone

Mad Science deliveres a unique hands on science experience for children that are as unique as they are entertaining. 

Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean

Aug 13 3:30pm & 5:30pm & 7:30 pm
Aug 14 Thru Aug 21 12pm & 4pm & 7:30pm
on the Upper Grounds!

Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean show features nonstop action from start to finish, and we guarantee this will be the most high paced and exciting show you have ever seen! Watch nonstop Pirate action, adventure, and thrills right before your eyes as Pirates sword fight, rope slide, and perform other stunts on the High Wire 20 feet in the air on top of a giant 60' Pirate Ship!

Raptors Up Close

Aug16 Thru Aug20 11am

Location - PEPCO an Exelon Company Community Stage and the Upper Grounds

Be sure to stop by the Raptors tent to see Birds of Prey up close!  There will also be a show every morning to learn more about these amazing birds.  Check out the Fair Schedule for show times!

Show-Me Swine Racers brought to you by Grant County Mulch

Aug 13 5pm & 7:30pm - Aug 14 - Aug 15 12pm & 1:30pm & 4:30pm & 7:30pm
Aug 16 Thru Aug 21 12pm & 1:30pm & 5:30pm & 7:30pm

Location near the PEPCO an Exelon Company Community Stage!

Get ready to be entertained by the comedy of this world racing little piggies team as they race to the finish line for a treat!

  • WDVM
  • Fast Signs
  • Grant County Mulch
  • ABC 7
  • El Zol
  • Xfinity
  • The MOCO Show
  • Hot 995
  • Gladhill Tractor
  • Stang Plumbing & Heating
  • WPGC
  • Vacation Village Resorts and Affiliates
  • Army
  • The Grey Goose Farm
  • Montgomery County Public Schools Department of Transportation
  • Harmony Express
  • WFRE
  • Lakeforest Mall
  • Pepco an Exelon Company
  • WesBanco
  • Butler's Orchard
  • Barrons Lumber
  • County Cable Montgomery
  • Kitchen Craft
  • Wash FM
  • SmartBox
  • DCW 50
  • Garber
  • Twin Valley Distillers
  • Terminix
  • DC 101
  • Guardian Fire Protection Services
  • Landscape Enterprises
  • Rippeon Equipment Company
  • DEL Landscaping
  • United Service Specialist
  • Capital Fence
  • Professional Bull Riders
  • WMZQ 98.7
  • Maryland Agricultural Fair Board
  • 1 WTOP
  • Adventist Health Care Shady Grove Medical Center