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August 26 - September 6, 2021

Open Class Home Arts


 

Welcome to the Maryland State Fair Home Arts Department! 

I extend a warm welcome to you and invite you to take part in the 140th Maryland State Fair.  We have something for everyone this year in the Home Arts Department.

Come enjoy friendly competition and see what your talented neighbors have exhibited.  For your convenience you should pre-enter by mail on a printed ENTRY FORM (Maryland State Fair, P.O. Box 188, Timonium, MD 21094) or ONLINE (Online Entry System is now CLOSED.).  

Come and be a part of the Maryland State Fair!

Sincerely,
Janice Coroneos, Superintendent
410-252-2601

GENERAL RULES
1.  Entry times for the Home Arts Sections are as follows:
 
•  Sections A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, N
    (Use Land St. Entrance-Rear of Building)
    Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 from 12PM to 8PM and
    Monday, August 23rd, 2021 from 9AM to 7PM

•  Section M:
    First Week Baking Show (Use Land St. Entrance)
    Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 from 12PM to 8PM and 
    Monday, August 23rd, 2021 from 9AM to 7PM

•  Second Week Baking Show (Use Land St. Entrance)
   Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 from 3PM to 8PM

2.  No admission passes are furnished.  Exhibitors admitted without charge during entry times.  Others pay regular admission.
3.  Entries must be the work of the exhibitor and entered in his/her name.  Only 1 entry per class is accepted from any one exhibitor.
4.  Entries not accepted unless there is a specific class for it in the premium list.
5.  All entries must be fresh, clean and conform to size or content specifications.
6.  All entries must have been completed since August 2019, except as noted.
7.  Home Arts entries will be RELEASED Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 from 9AM to 7PM.  Unclaimed exhibits become MSF property after September 30th, 2021.
8.  All ribbons must be picked up with exhibits when released.  Decisions of the judges are final.  At their discretion the judges may open and examine any entry and refuse to consider any entry.
9.  Only residents of Maryland and adjoining states are eligible to enter.
10.  A Fair President and an Anna Troyer ribbon will be awarded in each section.  Honorable Mention ribbons are awarded when the judges feel that an entry deserves special notice.
11.  2019 Special Award winners aren't eligible to receive 2021 Special Awards.
12.  For your convenience, you should pre-enter with an ENTRY FORM by mail or INTERNET (Online Entry System is now CLOSED.).
13.  Unless otherwise noted professionals are excluded from submitting entries.  A professional is defined as one who has earned a certificate/degree, or is currently employed in related entry category field.   An amateur is one who creates for pleasure.

2021 Printable Premium Book Sections
Section A - QUILTS
Section B - KNITTING, TATTING & LACE
Section C - CLOTHING
Section D - RUGS & HOOKING
Section E - COUNTED THREAD, COUNTED CROSS STITCH, EMBROIDERY & NEEDLEPOINT
Section F - WEAVING & SPINNING
Section G - FINE ARTS
Section H - PHOTOGRAPHY
Section K - FOOD PRESERVATION
Section L - CROCHETING
Section M - BAKED PRODUCTS & CANDY
Section N - CRAFTS & DECORATIVE ARTS
Hellen Burns Smyth Award

Forms & Entry System
2021 INTERNET ENTRY SYSTEM - Online Entry System is now CLOSED.
2021 ENTRY FORM

MD STATE FAIR HEAT SAFETY PREPAREDNESS
Heat and Safety Preparedness

2021 Schedules (are subject to change)
2021 Open Class & 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2021 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2021 MSF Full Schedule of Events!
2021 MSF Program!