FCAS elects its Board of Directors and celebrates the successes of the 2021 Fair


The Frederick County Agricultural Society (FCAS), as required by its bylaws, held its Annual Life Membership Meeting on December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Building 9 of the Frederick Fairgrounds. The Frederick County Agricultural Society is made up of 250 Life Member certificate holders who own the Frederick Fairgrounds, where the Great Frederick Fair is held.

At the annual meeting, the shareholders elect a board of managers for the following year and the board of managers elects the officers. The 2022 Board of Managers was elected:

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Charles Cramer, President

Joseph Devilbiss

Robert Frank, Secretary

Maurice Gladhill, Treasurer James Grimes

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Nancy Keller, Vice President Jacqui Kreh

John Murphy

Ray Ramsburg

Anne Rollins was re-elected to the position of legal adviser to FCAS. The Great Frederick Fair, Inc. has a separate Board of Directors. All FCAS managers sit on the Fair’s Board of Directors, along with Shelly J. Stull. Tim Horman is legal counsel.

The board would also like to introduce the full-time staff: Debbie Crum, Michele Lowe, Jacqui Michaels, Karen Nicklas, Carrie Wivell Wolf, Michael Toms and James Riggs II

FCAS celebrated the successes of the Great Frederick Fair 2021, Gates opened 92 days after the state reopened.

  • 26,116 people attended grandstand entertainment events
  • New at the Fair: Kids Zone
  • Free entertainment included RC Car Racing, Stilt Walker, Pig Racing, Game Tent, Hypnosis, Magic & Science Shows
  • $98,561 in bonuses paid to exhibitors
  • 3,417 exhibitors – 10,991 competitive exhibitions
  • 2,000 animals on the property that our guests can see in competition or at exhibitions
  • Youth programming
  • Youth Cattle Auction: 233 Lots Sold – $611,303.85
  • 100% of profits went directly to children
  • Cake and pastry auctions: 135 lots sold = $48,000
  • 10% of profits paid directly to children!
  • Remaining funds offset youth programming costs


(2) $2,500 Scholarships Awarded – Joe Free Memorial Scholarship Fund

(4) $1,000 Scholarships Awarded – Great Frederick Fair Royal Ambassadors

The 160th Great Frederick Fair has been announced for September 16-24, 2022. Theme: Harvesting Memories: A Community Growing Together

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