THIS LIST OF EVENTS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
For the latest info, please contact us:
Call: 410-442-1022
Fax: 410-489-4427
E-Mail: info@howardcountyfair.com 

2210 Fairgrounds Road
West Friendship, MD 21794


AUCTION COMPANY
Gregory & Associates ... 410-489-7200
Most Tuesdays @ 3 pm
www.GregorysAuctions.com



MWHA, INC. SHOWS 2017 Schedule
Sundays -April 23rd, May 21st,  June 4th, & 18th, July 23rd, August 20th, Sept 17th
Show time ... 8 am - 4 pm
Rain Dates: Sunday, September 24th (first rain date) and Sunday, October 1st (second rain date)
Information .. 410-442-2641 or www.mwha.org

Calendar of Events

December

LARGE SPORTSMAN AUCTION

December 16, 2017
Starts 10:00 AM
Information; 410-489-7200 , www.gregorysauctions.com

DOG CLUSTER

AKC All-Breed Dog Shows
Approx. 1500 – 2500 dogs each day in approx. 140 different Breeds.
Friday, November 30 , 2018 - Chesapeake  Kennel Club 
Saturday, December 1, 2018- Chesapeake Kennel Club
Sunday, Decemebr 2, 2018- Northeastern MD Kennel Club
Show hours ..8:00 am-5 pm .. Parking $5.00 .. Admission: FREE
THIS IS AN AKC SHOW
PLEASE .. NO STROLLERS OR DOGS NOT ENTERED IN SHOWS
See you at the show

January

MD BLUE CRAB CLUSTER DOG SHOW

Friday January 5, 2018
Saturday January 6, 2018
Sunday January 7, 2018
Spectator Parking  $10.00 per car  Admission Free
Information: www.raudogshows.com

PLEASE NO STROLLERS OR DOGS NOT ENTERED IN THE SHOW

BALTIMORE BEAD SOCIETY 11 ANNUAL WINTER BEAD AND JEWELRY SHOW

Saturday January 20, 2018 -10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday January 21, 2018 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Jewelry makers and crafters will find a wide variety of quality supplies from many top venders in the US.
Artisians and designers will show case beautiful finished jewelry highlighting a unique blend of  skill and originial design
Classes are offered in a wide variety of jewelry making techniques by expert instructors
Don't miss the jewelry making demonstrations and raffles for amazing prizes
Admission; $6.00
For information, on line class registration and discount coupons go to www.baltimorebead.org or email info@baltimorebead.com

HOWARD COUNTY MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

January 28, 2018.....10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Buy, sell, trade motorcycle parts, accessories, etc
Information:  Ken Appel   301-723-0213

February

SILVERADO GUN SHOW

Saturday, February 3rd 2018.. 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, February 4th 2018 .. 9 am - 3 pm
Over 400 Tables of all types of Firearms & related items.
All Firearm transactions subject to all Federal, State, & Local Laws.
Adults .. $9.00, Over 62 $8.00, Children under 12 & parking free
Information: 301-874-5012
www.silveradogunshow.com

SPUR & STIRRUP 4-H USED TACK SALE

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.....8am-1 pm
Hundreds of used and new horse items
Table Rental $25.00
Free Admission
Information: Cynthia Lemmon  410-971-2514 or cclemmon@verizon.net

AKC SANCTIONED ALL BREED DOG SHOWS

February 17th & 18th 2018  MD Kennel Club 8 am - 4 pm
Information: Anne O’Reilly 717-334-0303 9 am - 9 pm

PEAK BUILDING MATERIALS

Preview Friday, February 23rd 2018 Noon to 6 pm
Auction Saturday, February 24th 2018
Registration 7:30 Auction 9 am
Information ... 816-474-1982 9 am - 4 pm
21st year of Peak Auctioneering building materials auctions at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
All new merchandise.  Everything you could want to build or rehab your home or rental units.
www.peakauction.com

HOWARD COUNTY BEEKEEPERS Assn.

Short course in beekeeping.
February 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27, April 3, 2018
www.howardcountybeekeepers.org
hocobeekeepers@gmail.com

March

SPORTING BREED DOG SHOW

Sporting Dog Show with all breed events
March 2, 3, and 4 , 2018 Show  each day at 8;00 am till 5:00 pm
Friday March 2, 2018:  All Breed Obedience & Rally
             Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club Specialty
Saturday March 3, 2018:  All Breed Obedience & Rally
              Sporting Breed Conformation 
Sunday March 4, 2018: All Breed Obedience & Rally
               Sporting Breed Conformation
Parking : $3.00
For Information: oahunorth@aol.com 
PLEASE ... NO STROLLERS OR DOGS NOT ENTERED IN SHOW 

CHESAPEAKE REGION ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA

Saturday, March 10th 2018.. 8 am - 3 pm rain or shine.
Admission & parking free.
Antique Car, Truck, & cycle flea market. Antique vehicle car corral
Indoors & Outdoors ... Rain or Shine
Tom Young - 443-744-6338 - 6 - 9 pm

MARYLAND STATE QUARTER HORSE TACK SALE

Sunday, March 11th 2018 .. Noon - 4 pm
Joy Woolford 443-336-8598

SPRING EQUIPMENT AUCTION

Saturday, March 17th 2018 .. 9 am till .... finished
Consignments accepted March 14th through March 16th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
410-489-7200

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO

March 24 and 25, 2018
From 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Admission $1.00/person
50 Plus Small Businesses under one roof
Fun for the kids-Face Painting, Photos with Paw Patrol Friends
DJ, Giveaways
Food available
Come, bring the family and have fun!


April

SUBURBAN MARYLAND SPRING HOME SHOW

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, April 8th 2018, 10 am - 6 pm
Free  parking
www.mdhomeshows-hf.com
Call us toll-free 888-560-EXPO(3976) 

KIDS NEARLY NEW SPRING SALE

The other ultimate children’s sale day!
Saturday, April 14th, 2018 .. 8 am - 1 pm
Main Exhibition Building
Another day... a different group of families
140 spaces filled with families, crafters, and services selling their kids stuff!
NEW BORN to TEEN / SMALL ADULT sizes!  Clothing, toys, games, books, videos/DVD, sports
Contact: web site: www.kidsnearlynewsale.com
E-mail: kidnearlynewsale@aol.com
Please do not park in NO PARKING LANES or block other cars

GREAT DANE CLUB OF MARYLAND

Saturday April 14, 2018
Two shows in one day. Lunch and vendors in the building.
Puppy and veteran sweepstakes and parade---8:00 am start
Morning show......After sweepstakes but not before 9:15 am
Afternoon show & junior handling....Right after lunch break
For information: zoedane@aol.com
Please ...no strollers or dogs not entered in the show 

HOWARD COUNTY MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

April 15, 2018.....10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Buy, sell, trade motorcycle parts, accessories, etc
Information: Ken Appel 301-723-0213

HOWARD COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION

The 23rd ANNUAL Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club auction.
Consignment drop-off Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - Friday, April 20th 2018 .. 9 am - dusk
The Auction will begin Saturday the 21st 2018 at 9 am
Tractors, farm & garden equipment, golf carts, building supplies, tools, antiques, boats, cars, trucks, trailers, & much more
A 5% buyers fee for all items sold for $1,000.00 or less will go towards the LIVING FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM
Information: 410-531-2569 or 410-988-8165 9 am - 9 pm
www.farmheritage.org 

TOT SWAP CONSIGNMENT SALE

Friday April  20th 2018 - 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday April  21st 2018 - 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday April 22nd 2018 - 10 am - 4 pm
Free Admission
Over 300 families selling like-new childrens items. Where savvy moms shop, sell & save!
Information: Robyn Rutland - 301-330-2678 - 9 am - 7 pm
www.totswap.net

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, April 22nd 2018 .. 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

May

MARYLAND SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 5th 2018 .. 9 am - 6 pm & Sunday, May 6th 2018 .. 9 am - 5 pm
Sheep shows, sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, working sheep dogs, gourmet lamb cooking, demonstrations & workshops concerning all facets of the Sheep Industry.
Free Parking
Admission $5.00 under 18 free
Information: 410-531-3647 .. www.sheepandwool.org

PEAK BUILDING MATERIALS

Preview Friday, May 11th 2018 .. Noon to 6 pm
Auction Saturday, May 12th 2018 
Registration 7:30 am Auction Starts 9 am
Large Building Materials Auction
Daily updates on materials received at www.peakauction.com
Information: 816-474-1982

PREAKNESS CELEBRATION BALLOON FESTIVAL

The Balloon Festival is coming to the
Howard County Fairgrounds on May 11-13, 2018
Grounds opens at 2:00 PM each day..
For complete schedule of daily events go to;  http://www.ballooningusa.com/preakness/

MID-ATLANTIC STATES VETERINARY CLINIC

Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
Thursday May 17, 2018
Exhibition Hall
Registration begins at 7:30, Program starts at 8:00 am
Visit www.mdvma.org for event registration, schedule and information

WILLS FAIR

Spring 4H/FFA Fair
May 19th, 2018 All Day
Showing Beef, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Lambs, rabbits, Dogs
Information: 410-313-1912 

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 .. 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

MARYLAND FM MEMORIAL DAY HAMFEST

Sunday May 27, 2018 .. 8:00 am-2:00 pm
This is an Amateur Radio Flea Market type event
Admission:  $6.00.. Under 12 free
Reservation & Information: 301-641-5313  3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MFMA Inc. P. O. Box 351 Hanover, MD 21076 

June

BALTIMORE ANIMAL RESCUE AND CARE SHELTER

June 3, 2018

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, June 3rd & 17th  2018 .. 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

NATIONAL PIKE CAMP

June 25 through June 29, 2018

July

DOG CLUSTER

4 AKC All-Breed Dog Shows
Approx. 1500 – 2500 dogs each day in approx. 140 different Breeds.
Vendors selling Dog Items & Food Supplies
Thursday, July 5th 2018 - Catoctin Kennel Club
Friday, July 6th 2018 - Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club 
Saturday, July 7th 2018- Upper Marlboro Kennel Club
Sunday, July 8th 2018- National Capital Kennel Club
Show hours ..7:30 am-5 pm .. Parking $5.00 .. Admission: FREE
THIS IS AN AKC SHOW
PLEASE .. NO STROLLERS OR DOGS NOT ENTERED IN SHOWS
See you at the show
For all Information: www.nemkc.org

SILVERADO GUN SHOW

Saturday, July 14th 2018.. 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, July 15th 2018 .. 9 am - 3 pm
Over 400 Tables of all types of Firearms & related items.
All Firearm transactions subject to all Federal, State, & Local Laws.
Adults .. $9.00, Over 62 $8.00, Children under 12 & parking free
Information: 301-874-5012
www.silveradogunshow.com

2017 NORTHEAST SELECT MINIATURE DONKEY SALE
July 21, 2018
Early Arrival July 19 after 5:00
July 20th Preview & Social & Measuring @6:00 pm
45+ miniature donkeys cosigned for sale
Miniature donkey Driving Clinic 5:00 pm
21st Auction Day 10:00 am sharp
Tack and other small farm items for sale
“Where Pedigree, Conformation, & Color meet!”

POW WOW

EVENT TAKING PLACE IN AIR CONDITIONED FACILITIES
Saturday July 21st, 2018 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Parade of Nations noon
Sunday July 22nd, 2018 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Admission: Ages 13-up - $10.00, Ages 3-12 - $7.00, Ages 2 and under are free 
Discount Coupon for $2.00 available by emailing powwow@vance.net and requesting coupon.
An opportunity for the public to interact with American Indians.
Native American Dancing/Singing, Craft Demonstrations/Story Telling; Native American food items 
Information: Barry Richardson - 252-532-0821   7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Email:  powwow@vance.net 

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, July 29th, 2018 .... 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

August

The Howard County Fair - 72nd Annual

August 4th – 11th, 2018
Daily Hours 8 am  - 11 pm
Admission: $5 .. (10 years & up) … $2 (Seniors, 62 & up)
Click here for all the details!

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, August 19th 2018... 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

PEAK BUILDING MATERIALS

Preview Friday, August 24th 2018 .. Noon to 6 pm
Auction Saturday, August 25th 2018
Registration 7:30 am Auction Starts 9 am
Large Building Materials Auction
Daily updates on materials received at www.peakauction.com
Information: 816-474-1982 .. fax 816-474-440 M

September

HUNTING AND FISHING EXPO

September 1 and 2 2018

SILVERADO GUN SHOW

Saturday, September 8th 2018 .. 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 9th 2018 .. 9 am - 3 pm
Over 400 Tables of all types of Firearms & related items.
All Firearm transactions subject to all Federal, State, & Local Laws.
Adults .. $9.00, Over 62 $8.00, Children under 12 & parking free
Information: 301-874-5012
www.silveradogunshow.com

KIDS NEARLY NEW FALL SALE

Saturday, September 15th 2018 .. 8 am – 1 pm
140 Booths filled with families and services selling kids stuff for teens (16) - infants..
Back-to-school, holiday/dressy outfits, maternity, Halloween costumes, toys, games, educational items, books, videos, electronics, furniture, cribs, decorative items. Handmade gift items, new/unused items great for gift giving.
Name brand clothing in all sizes ... great condition ... low prices! 
Lots of items for the older kids 6 -14. Bring walking shoes ... small bills .. shopping bags . kid’s size/measurements... Friend, neighbor... and a way to take the great stuff home!
Easier to shop/buy without the kids
410-823-6039 evenings 6 – 9 pm .. 
E-mail: kidnearlynewsale@aol.com
Web site: kidsnearlynewsale.com

ATLANTIC COAST GEM & MINERAL EXPO.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018 .. 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, September 23rd 2018 .. 10 am - 5 pm
Quality Dealers from all over the US.
Jewelry, Gemstones, Minerals & Fossils for sale. 
Jewelry making & gem cutting & related demonstrations.
Exhibits & activities for children (mine for gem stones).
Admission: $6.00 .... Under 12 free
www.gemcuttersguild.com …. 410-832-5906 – evening

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, September 16th, 23rd & 30th 2018 .. 8 am - 4 pm 

SUBURBAN MARYLAND FALL HOME SHOW

Saturday, September 29th 2018, 10am - 8 pm
Sunday, September 30th 2018, 10 am - 6 pm
FREE ADMISSION
Event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their home. All will enjoy the HOME SHOW.
For more information call 888-433-3976
MdHomeShows-hf.com

CARA HAMFEST

Sunday, September 30, 2018.....6:00 am - 4:00 pm
HAM RADIO, COMPUTER SHOW & Flea Market 
Admission: Adults $6.00...Under 12 Free
Information: 443-812-4403

October

MID-ATLANTIC TINY HOUSE EXPO

Friday October 5th, 2018  Exhibitor Set up
Saturday October 6th, 2018  10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday October 7th, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free Parking
Show Information: 301-775-1363 or support@tinyhouseexpos.com
Vendor Information:  www.TinyHouseExpos.com/for-exhibitors

CATONSVILLE KENNEL CLUB

Catoctin Kennel Club, Thursday Ocotober 11, 2018...9 am-5 pm
Information--Cathi DiGiacomo  cathi1947@comcast.net  240-575-8788
Catonsville Kennel Club, Friday, October 12th 2018 ... 8 am - 5 pm
Catonsville Kennel Club, Saturday, October 13th 2018 ... 8 am - 5 pm
Information--Fran Davis  fransdavis@comcast.net  410-697-3019 or 443-904-2930
National Capital Kennel Club, Sunday October 14, 2018 ... 8 am-5 pm
Information--Al Ferruggiaro  alferrug@gmail.com  240-418-8452
Vendors information: Laura Gilchrist  ckcvendorchair@aol.com

FALL EQUIPMENT AUCTION

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 9 am till ...... finished
Consignments accepted October 17th through October 19th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
For more information call 410-489-7200 

HOWARD COUNTY MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET
 October 21st, 2018.....10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Buy, sell, trade motorcycle parts, accessories, etc
Information: Ken Appel 301-723-0213

November

HOWARD COUNTY CRAFT SPECTACULAR

November 2nd - November 4th 2018 ... 9 am - 5 pm
Admission: $5 daily or 3 day pass $ 7.. Under 10 Free
Magic Show: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
Several hundred Crafters participating
Information: www.atozcrafts.net - 301-271-4432 .. 9 am - 8 pm

MARYLAND ALPACAS AND FLEECE FESTIVAL

November 10th & 11th 2018. . .9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free Admission & Parking
This fun-filled weekend is a must for early Holiday shopping. Give luxury – Give alpaca!  Soft, warm alpaca garments, fine household accessories
Attn.: Fiber Artists, Spinners, Weavers, Knitters ... Great opportunity to purchase yarns, batting, raw fleeces
Pen Sales of quality Haucaya and Suri Alpacas
Free Seminars on raising alpacas and uses for alpaca fiber
4H Alpaca Handling Demos, children’s crafts
Great destination for the whole family
Leave your dogs at home
Information: festival@marylandalpacas.org
240-925-6959 or 410-329-3773
www.marylandalpacas.org

TOT SWAP CONSIGNMENT SALE

Friday, November 9th 2018 - 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday November 10th 2018 - 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday November 11th 2018 - 10 am - 4 pm
Free Admission
Over 300 families selling like-new childrens items. Where savvy moms shop, sell & save!
Information: Robyn Rutland - 301-330-2678 - 9 am - 7 pm
www.totswap.net

PEAK BUILDING MATERIALS

Preview Friday, November 16th 2018 .. Noon to 6 pm
Auction Saturday, November 17th 2018 
Registration 7:30 am Auction Starts 9 am
Large Building Materials Auction
Daily updates on materials received at www.peakauction.com
Information: 816-474-1982

DOG SHOW AND OBEDIENCE & RALLY TRIALS

MISCELLANEOUS & FSS BREEDS OPEN SHOWS

THE MARYLAND TURKEY CLUSTER

All Breed Judging and Miscellaneous & FSS Breeds OPen Show Indoors Building A
All Obedience and Rally Trials indoors Building B
Approx. 1,500  + dogs each day in approximately 150 different Breeds. 
Show Hours 8:30am-6:00pm Judging begins at 9:00am Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am Sunday
Check Judging Program for the Judging time for Specific Breeds
Listed for each day below.
Parking: Exhibitors $3.00, Spectators $10.00 per vehicle each day. Free Admission

Friday, November 23rd 2018 - Rock Creek Kennel Club
All Breed Judging and Miscellaneous & FSS Breeds Open Show indoors Building A
NO OBEDIENCE
Parking: Exhibitors $3.00, Spectators $10.00 per vehicle each day. Free Admission
RCKC Judging Program  Friday, November 23rd 2018
http://pdf.infodog.com/jps/605/jpg605.pdf

Saturday, November 24th 2018 - Rock Creek Kennel Club
All Breed Judging and Miscellaneous & FSS Breeds Open Show indoors Building A
All Obedience and Rally Trials indoors Building B
Parking: Exhibitors $3.00, Spectators $10.00 per vehicle each day. Free Admission
RCKC Judging Program  Saturday,  November 24th 2018
http://pdf.infodog.com/jps/293/jpg293.pdf

Sunday, November 25th 2018 - Upper Marlboro Kennel Club and Rock Creek Kennel Club
All Breed Judging and Miscellaneous & FSS Breeds Open Show indoors Building A
All Obedience & Rally Trials Indoors Building B
Parking: Exhibitors $3.00, Spectators $10.00 per vehicle each day. Free Admission
UMKC & RCKC Judging Program  Sunday November 25th 2018
http://pdf.infodog.com/jps/322/jpg322.pdf

PLEASE .. NO STROLLERS OR DOGS NOT ENTERED IN SHOW