Fair and Show Requirements

The Maryland Department of Agriculture's (MDA), Animal Health Program strives to safeguard Maryland's animal industries at our Fairs and Shows. MDA has set forth requirements for exhibitors to follow at Maryland Fairs and Shows. As an exhibitor you can help reduce the potential risk of introduction and spread of infectious and/or contagious diseases by following the species specific health requirements as below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL paperwork associated with fairs and shows, including CVIs, must be sent directly to the Animal Health Office in Annapolis ONLY.​

Before You Show.....

All exhibitors must inspect their animal(s) for signs of contagious or infectious disease before coming to a show in the state of Maryland. This includes out of state exhibitors. A "Self Certification of Animal Health" must be completed prior to loading animals for exhibition.

For Fair/Show Staff:


If you have any questions or are unsure of any of these animal health requirements for Maryland fairs and shows, please contact the MDA Animal Health Headquarters Office: 410-841-5810,  during normal business hours.