NEW! The Fairest of Them All: History of the Great Frederick Fair
3 sessions, 4.5 hours
The Great Frederick Fair (GFF) is the largest county fair in Maryland and among the most successful in the entire country. Thousands partake in the annual fall time spectacle which boasts livestock and agricultural product exhibitions, craft, hobby and baking competitions, amusements, entertainment, and sinful foods of every variety. With a two-fold mission of promoting agriculture and educating youth about the industry of agriculture, the Great Frederick Fair Inc is a leading business endeavor, operated by an experienced collection of shareholders with many representing generations of farming in the Frederick community. This course will cover the history of this storied event with local origins dating back to the 1820s as a humble cattle and livestock show.
Special Note: One session will be held on-location at the Fairgrounds with special guests from the GFF’s management team. Transportation to the Fairgrounds is on your own.
Instructor: Chris Haugh is an Emmy award-winning documentary film maker and regional historian. For nearly 25 years, Chris has researched, produced and published numerous award-winning presentations on Frederick County history. He has also taught both video production and public history courses for FCC, Hood College and Towson University.
ILR900 The Fairest of Them All: History of the Great Frederick Fair
5-Digit Number: 17261
Fri, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., 5/3 – 5/17
Location: Conference Center/E126AB
Tuition: $10.00 Fee: $54.00 Total: $64.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only