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

January

HOWARD COUNTY MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

January 29, 2017.....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 4th 2017.. 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, February 5th 2017 .. 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 4th, 2017.....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 18th & 19th 2017  MD Kennel Club 8 am - 4 pm
Information: Anne O’Reilly 717-334-0303 9 am - 9 pm

HOWARD COUNTY BEEKEEPERS Assn.

Short course in beekeeping.
February 21, 28, March 7, 21, 28, April 4, 2017
www.howardcountybeekeepers.org
hocobeekeepers@gmail.com

PEAK BUILDING MATERIALS

Preview Friday, February 24th 2017 Noon to 6 pm
Auction Saturday, February 25th 2017
Registration 7:30 Auction 9 am
Information ... 816-474-1982 9 am - 4 pm
20th 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

March

SPORTING BREED DOG SHOW

Sporting Dog Show with all breed events
March 3, 4, and 5 , 2017 Show  each day at 8;00 am till 5:00 pm
Friday March 3, 2017:  All Breed Obedience & Rally
             Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club Specialty
Saturday March 4, 2017:  All Breed Obedience & Rally
              Sporting Breed Conformation 
Sunday March 5, 2017: All Breed Obedience & Rally
               Sporting Breed Conformation
Parking : $3.00
For Information: oahunorth@aol.com 
PLEASE ... NO STROLLERS OR DOGS NOT ENTERED IN SHOW 

KIDS NEARLY NEW SPRING SALE-I

The ultimate children’s sale!
Saturday, March 11th 2017 .. 8 am - 1 pm
Main Exhibition Building
140 spaces filled with families, crafters & services selling their kids stuff!
NEW BORN to TEEN / SMALL ADULT sizes.  Clothing, toys, games, books, videos/DVD, sports, furniture, equipment, decorations, maternity, outside play sets, home schooling, etc., etc...
ATM on site, Food is available
Contact: web site: www.kidsnearlynewsale.com
E-mail: kidnearlynewsale@aol.com
Please do not park in NO PARKING LANES or block other cars.

CHESAPEAKE REGION ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA

Saturday, March 11th 2017.. 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 12th 2017 .. Noon - 4 pm
Joy Woolford 443-336-8598

SPRING EQUIPMENT AUCTION

Saturday, March 18th 2017 .. 9 am till .... finished
Consignments accepted March 16th through March 18th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
410-489-7200

HOT TUB & SWIM SPA BLOWOUT EXPO

This Weekend, March 24-26, 2017
Hours: Fri 2p - 8p, Sat 10a - 8p, Sun 10a - 5p
Show Admission Is Free
Save Big on a huge selection of Hot Tubs and Swim Spas from major brands!
Over 50 Hot Tubs will be on display.
Financing is available.
SpaExpo.com

April

WOLFE AUCTIONS

Central MD Landscape and Heavy Equipment consignment Auction
April 1, 2017 Auction starts 9:00 AM
Auction conducted by Wolfe Industrial Auctions
Information: 800-443-9580
www.wolfeauctions.com

SUBURBAN MARYLAND SPRING HOME SHOW

Friday, March 31st 2017, 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday, April 1st 2017, 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, April 2nd 2017, 10 am - 6 pm
Free  parking
www.mdhomeshows-hf.com
Call us toll-free 888-560-EXPO(3976) 

KIDS NEARLY NEW SPRING SALE-II

The other ultimate children’s sale day!
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 .. 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

HOWARD COUNTY MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

April 9, 2017.....10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Buy, sell, trade motorcycle parts, accessories, etc
Information: Ken Appel 301-723-0213

GREAT DANE CLUB OF MARYLAND

Saturday April 15, 2017
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 ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION

The 22nd ANNUAL Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club auction.
Consignment drop-off Wednesday, April 19th 2017 - Friday, April 21st 2017 .. 9 am - dusk
The Auction will begin Saturday the 22nd 2017 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  21st 2017 - 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday April  22nd 2017 - 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday April 23rd 2017 - 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 23th 2017 .. 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

May

MARYLAND SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 6th 2017 .. 9 am - 6 pm & Sunday, May 7th 2017 .. 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 12th 2017 .. Noon to 6 pm
Auction Saturday, May 13th 2017 
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

MID-ATLANTIC STATES VETERINARY CLINIC

Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
Thursday May 18, 2017
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 20th, 2017 All Day
Showing Beef, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Lambs, rabbits, Dogs
Information: 410-313-1912 

PREAKNESS CELEBRATION BALLOON FESTIVAL

The Balloon Festival is coming to the
Howard County Fairgrounds on May 18-20, 2017
Grounds opens at 2:00 PM May 18 & 19 and 6:00 am on May 20..
For complete schedule of daily events go to;  http://www.ballooningusa.com/preakness/

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 .. 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

ANNUAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL

CANCELLED
Sunday May 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Children under 12 free 
Event is indoors
Bring your own chair
Information: Carribbeanamericanmusicandfoodexpo.com

MARYLAND FM MEMORIAL DAY HAMFEST

Sunday May 28, 2017 .. 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

MARYLAND DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS CONFERENCE

June 3, 2017

HOT TUB & SWIM SPA BLOWOUT EXPO

June 9-11, 2017
Hours: Friday 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
           Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
           Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Free Admission
Save Big on huge selection of Hot Tubs and Swim Spas from 
major brands. Over 60 Hot Tubs will be on display.
Financing is available.
SpaExpo.com

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, June 4th & 18th  2017 .. 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

LEWIS CLARK CIRCUS

June 21, 2017 5:00 & 7:30 pm
June 22, 2017 5:00 & 7:30 pm
Camel and pony rides available one hour before each show!
Limit 2 free children under 13 per 1 paid adult
Children cannot be left unattended
Buy online: www.lewis-clarkcircus.com

NATIONAL PIKE CAMP

June 26 through June 30, 2017

July

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Moved to October 8, 2017

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 6th 2017 - Catoctin Kennel Club
Friday, July 7th 2017 - Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club 
Saturday, July 8th 2017- Upper Marlboro Kennel Club
Sunday, July 9th 2017- 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

JAMAICA DAY REGGAE FESTIVAL

Jamaica Education
Family theme festival
Music and Food
July 15, 2017 1:00-10:00 PM
Admission Advance tickets $30.00, tickets at gate $35.00
Contact: 301-221-6517/240-330-5127  
 http://www.jamaicadayreggaefestival.com

SILVERADO GUN SHOW

Saturday, July 15th 2017.. 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, July 16th 2017 .. 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 20-23, 2017
Early Arrival July 20 after 5:00
July 21st Preview & Social & Measuring @6:00 pm
45+ miniature donkeys cosigned for sale
Miniature donkey Driving Clinic 5:00 pm
22nd Auction Day 10:00 am sharp
Tack and other small farm items for sale
23rd Extended stay for travelers
“Where Pedigree, Conformation, & Color meet!”

MWHA, INC. SHOWS

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 .... 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

POW WOW

EVENT TAKING PLACE IN AIR CONDITIONED FACILITIES
Saturday July 22th, 2017 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Parade of Nations noon
Sunday July 23rd, 2017 - 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 

August

The Howard County Fair - 72nd Annual

August 5th – 12th, 2017
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 20st 2017... 8 am - 4 pm
www.mwha.org

Annual Summer Madness Celebration & Expo

Saturday August 19, 2017
Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-summer-madness-celebration-expo-tickets-34752603974

PEAK BUILDING MATERIALS

Preview Friday, August 25th 2017 .. Noon to 6 pm
Auction Saturday, August 26th 2017
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

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO

CANCELLED

September 2 and 3, 2017
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!


CARIBBEAN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Saturday September 9, 2017  12:00 noon- 8:00 pm
Linganore Winery * Social Wines
Admission $25.00 ( Includes wine tasting and performers)
Web Site: caribbeanfoodandwinefestival.com
Contact: 301-221-6517 & 240-330-5127 

SILVERADO GUN SHOW

Saturday, September 9th 2017 .. 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 10th 2017 .. 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 I

Saturday, September 16th 2017 .. 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

HOT TUB & SWIM SPA BLOWOUT EXPO

September 15-17, 2017
Hours: Friday 2 pm - 8 pm, Saturday 10 am - 8 pm, Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Show admission is free
Save big on hugh selection of Hot Tubs and Swin Spas from major brands. Over 50 Hot Tubs on display.
Financing available.
spaexpo.com

ATLANTIC COAST GEM & MINERAL EXPO.

Saturday, September 23rd 2017 .. 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, September 24th 2017 .. 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 17th & 24th 2017 (Rain Date).. 8 am - 4 pm 

October

SUBURBAN MARYLAND FALL HOME SHOW

Saturday, September 30th 2017, 10am - 8 pm
Sunday, October 1st 2017, 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, October 1, 2017.....6:00 am - 4:00 pm
HAM RADIO, COMPUTER SHOW & Flea Market 
Admission: Adults $6.00...Under 12 Free
Information: 443-812-4403

HOWARD COUNTY MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET
 October 8th, 2017.....10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK AND TREAT FESTIVAL

Sunday October 8, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-food-truck-treat-festival-tickets-35599977491

CATONSVILLE KENNEL CLUB

Catoctin Kennel Club, Thursday Ocotober 12, 2017...9 am-5 pm
Information--Cathi DiGiacomo  cathi1947@comcast.net  240-575-8788
Catonsville Kennel Club, Friday, October 13th 2017 ... 8 am - 5 pm
Catonsville Kennel Club, Saturday, October 14th 2017 ... 8 am - 5 pm
Information--Fran Davis  fransdavis@comcast.net  410-697-3019 or 443-904-2930
National Capital Kennel Club, Sunday October 15, 2017 ... 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 21st 2017, 9 am till ...... finished
Consignments accepted October 18th through October 20th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
For more information call 410-489-7200 

MID-ATLANTIC TINY HOUSE EXPO

Friday October 27th, 2017  Exhibitor Set up
Saturday October 28th, 2017  10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday October 29th, 2017 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

November

HOWARD COUNTY CRAFT SPECTACULAR

November 3rd - November 5th 2017 ... 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 11th & 12th 2017. . .10 am - 4 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 10th 2017 - 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday November 11th 2017 - 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday November 12th 2017 - 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 17th .. Noon to 6 pm
Auction Saturday, November 18th 2017 
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.

Friday, November 24th 2017 - 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
RCKC Judging Program  Friday, November 24th 2017
http://ch.infodog.com/jps/605/jpg605.pdf

Saturday, November 25th 2017 - 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
RCKC Judging Program  Saturday,  November 25th 2017
http://ch.infodog.com/jps/293/jpg293.pdf

Sunday, November 26th 2017 - 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
UMKC & RCKC Judging Program  Sunday November 26th 2017
http://ch.infodog.com/jps/322/jpg322.pdf

PLEASE .. NO STROLLERS OR DOGS NOT ENTERED IN SHOW

December

DOG CLUSTER

AKC All-Breed Dog Shows
Approx. 1500 – 2500 dogs each day in approx. 140 different Breeds.
Friday, December 1 , 2017 - Chesapeake  Kennel Club 
Saturday, December 2, 2017- Chesapeake Kennel Club
Sunday, Decemebr 3, 2017- Upper Marlboro 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