To celebrate its 150 years, there are new rides at the Carnival Midway, plus hundreds of exhibits and vendors
"Here this year I believe there's about 48 rides that we have here," says general manager Becky Brashear. "Just a lot of activities, hands-on for kids really to participate in, our City Streets, Country Roads exhibit, always a huge area for families to gather."
City Streets, Country Roads drew 40,000 fair-goers last year, with lots of farm animals, wagon parades and this year, new exhibits celebrating Frederick's history and heritage.
"I think a lot of the fair-goers come to see the animals and what the 4-Hers have accomplished, " says 4-H superintendent Laura Ramsberg. "They love it because they have worked hard all year with their animals, they kind of get together at the fair and they're like a big family."
4H shows are happening throughout the fair, as well as harness racing, a demolition derby, and even a birthing center, where fair-goers can see baby animals coming into the world.
The fair is holding a canned food drive called "Fill the Wheel" to help out local food banks, and they're asking everyone who can to donate some food.