Fourth of July Weekend Celebration!
JULY 1-3, 2016
St Mary's County Fairgrounds
Friday 4pm - 9pm, Saturday 11am - 9pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm
Military Appreciation Day
Win A New Gun
Active and Retired Military receive Free Admission
This night is dedicated to our armed forces. Active and retired military receive free admission to the Country Life Festival on our Military Appreciation Night, July 1st from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Valid military I.D. required at time of admission. Military I.D. is good for a single admission only, cannot be used for more than one admission.
Come for the Festival - Stay for the Fireworks
What would the Fourth of July Celebration be without a fireworks show? After the festival comes to an end on Saturday, July 2nd at 9:00pm, the fireworks display will begin. Come for the festival, stay for the fireworks.
Every 30 min we are giving away a gun
every PAID ADULT ADMISSION on Sunday will receive a entry into the Gun Giveaway, 18 to enter. 1st drawing at 11:30am. Winners to pick up from FFL dealer after passing federal background check.
ULTIMATE AIR DOGS SHOW
Do you have an Ultimate Air Dog? If you enter your dog into this fun competition then the answer can be Yes! The philosophy of Ultimate Air Dogs is all about “family”. From the smallest jumper to the biggest Ultimate high flyer, all breeds (mix or purebred) any size (Yorkies to Great Danes) are encouraged... as long as they can swim!
DOMESTIC & CRAFT BEER
Enjoy an ice cold beer while you explore the Country Life Festival. Sample a Maryland craft beer or a good old fashioned domestic beer. With dozens of beer on tap, you're certain to find one that suits your taste.
Multiple tournaments and many chances to win. With tournaments on Saturday & Sunday. Guaranteed $2,500 Payout!
Saturday July 2nd - Starts at 12:15
Stars and Stripes Benefit Tournament
Sunday July 3rd - Starts at 12:15
$2,500 Big Money Throwdown
Listen to Live local music all weekend long on the Country Life Festival Music Stage presented by Leaf Filter Gutter Protection.
Too Many Mike's
John Hunt with
Jesse James Hanbury
True Blue Country
Doc Stevens and Marilyn Holy Ghost Band
Home Town Band
MARYLAND TROPHY DEER CONTEST
The Maryland Trophy Deer Contest recognizes the “Top” deer in each county taken during each deer hunting season for the Maryland State Record Book. Highest scoring bucks (typical and non-typical) are recognized for White-tailed deer taken during each of the vertical bow, crossbow, muzzle-loader, and firearms seasons. The Boone and Crockett method of scoring is used. A separate category for Sika and Fallow deer are also available.
Atlantic Waterfowl Calling Competition
Hosted at the Country Life Festival by Red Trail Outdoors. The calling competition is on Saturday only.
Starts at 1pm
Dog trainer Fred Pereni, showcases his retrievers abilities to retrieve on command. Years of training, have resulted in an amazing crowd favorite demonstration. Watch the dogs do what they do best, waterfowl retrieving. Event sponsored by SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert County
WATERMELON EATING CONTEST
GET YOUR EAT ON!
Don't miss out on one of the most entertaining contests at the Festival!
2016 Info Coming Soon!
BIRDS OF PREY
Since the Bald Eagle is our Nation's symbol, it's only fitting that the "Birds of Prey" display is featured at the Country Life Festival. Clearwater Nature Center's very own captive non-releasable Bald Eagle, Talon, is one of the birds of prey featured.
CROSMAN AIR RIFLE SHOOT
Maryland Shall Issue brings you the Crosman Air Rifle shoot.
SOMD Firearms Training. Real world experience for real world training
Utah Concealed Carry Permit Course taking place during show hours
Watch as master chainsaw carver Billy Sonntag takes ordinary logs and turns them into works of art. Billy has been carving wood and ice for many years, entertaining tens of thousands of people with his talented chainsaw skills. Event sponsored by Real Tree Tree Service.
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