We do not charge an admission fee, but need increasing public support through individual donations in order to continue to produce this great event. We encourage those who enjoy the festival to donate a minimum of $5 per day. Watch for our donation campaign at the main gate, where again this year you can donate and receive a collectible button.

Donating Online

You can also donate through our online registration system from mid-February through mid-May.

Quick Steps

  • Access the online registration system. You do not need to log in or create an account unless you will be registering for classes or entering sheep in the sheep show.
  • Click on Buy Tickets & Misc Items.
  • Select the desired quantity of each item, then click “Update Items” at the bottom.
  • Read the fair rules, then check box affirming you have read them.
  • Click “Submit” to proceed to the payment portion. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

Donating by Mail

Please use our catalog ordering form to donate by mail.



2016 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to 2016 Cover Art Competition Winner Maria Victoria Savka of Pittsford, NY. Honorable mentions went to Mary Jeanne Coles of Union Bridge MD, Nathan Loda of Vienna VA, Jamison Odone of LaVale MD, and Debbie Lynn Zwiebach of Pasadena MD.

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