Country Life Fest Returns to St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds this Weekend!

On August 19-20, Country Life Fest will take over the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown Maryland with a celebration of all things country. Presented by Winegardner Auto Group, the two-day festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

From live music to exhibitors to a variety of contests, Country Life Fest has something for everyone in the family to enjoy-including the four-legged members. All leashed dogs are invited to attend with their owners.

In addition to the wide variety of exhibitors displaying everything country, the weekend will include a hourly gun giveaway, live music, dog demos, a Crossman airgun course, chainsaw carving, and plenty of food.

New this year is the Freestyle Motocross Stunt Show where riders launch themselves 75 feet through the air while performing death defying tricks.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Jumping, a Country Life Fest favorite, returns again this year. Stare in amazement as pups soar through the air into a 40 foot-long pool. All sizes and breeds are encouraged to participate, as long as they can swim.

Six breweries will be on tap including many based locally in Maryland. 100 percent of all profits and proceeds from beer sales to benefit the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. Southern Maryland based BlueDyer Distilling Co. will also provide tastings of their award winning spirits including rum, whisky and gin.

The event will also host several competitions including: a waterfowl calling competition, a watermelon eating contest, and a cornhole tournament. Guests are invited to bring their trophy deer mounts to have them officially scored.

Country Life Fest will also have a free Kids Zone equipped with games, a rock wall, and plenty of other activities for the youngest members of the family.

Tickets can purchased at the entrance of the event and are $10 per day for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, and free for kids 5 and under and dogs.


Country Life Fest- Fun for the Entire Family!

As summer comes to a close, we know you are looking for more ways to spend some time with your family. What better way to soak up a few extra moments of summer then at Country Life Fest?!

Sure there will be beer and spirits for the adults, Dock Jumping for the pooches, and thrilling shows and demos for all to enjoy, but what about activities specifically for the youngest members of the family?

Watermelon Eating Contest
Does your kid LOVE Watermelon? Are they always turning everything into a contest? Then sign them up for the Watermelon Eating Contest on Saturday. There will be 3 heats divided by age:
Heat 1- Ages 6-11 years old
Heat 2- Ages 12-17 years old
Heat 3- Ages 18+

Atlantic Waterfowl Calling Contest
Country Life Fest’s Atlantic Waterfowl Calling Contest will have a junior division competition for kids 16 and under. Review the rules and regulations and register today!

Kids Zone
Country Life Fest will also have a free Kids Zone, equipped with games and plenty of other activities for the youngest members of the family!

Rock Wall
Let your kids test their bravery and athleticism by climbing the Rock Wall.

Food & Music
What kid doesn’t like this combo? Country Life Fest will have plenty of both to keep your family’s bellies full and toes tapping.

We’ll see you and your entire family this weekend at Country Life Fest!

Country Life Fest's List of Exhibitors

Winegardner Auto Group

4H of St. Mary's County

A Taste of Spice Dips

Abe's Outdoor Accessories

Alligator Alley

Antler Scoring

Artist Mark T. Hayes

Atlantic Cycle and Power

BackFin Country

Beldon Home Solutions

Beth's Jewelry Stop

Big Fox's Skull Cleaning

BlueDyer Distilling Co.

Briar Branch Alpacas

Buck Distributing

Cookies Cakes

Days Off Deli

DecorDogz Galore

Delta Waterfowl

Devoted Human

Dnr hunting

Ducks Unlimited

Face-a-Rama Face & Body Painting

Famous Dave's of Waldorf 


Fishing supplies

Fred's Outdoors

Goddard Dairy and Produce

Grizzly Mountain Grill

Jillian's Fare

JKS Imagery

Johnson Family Funnel Cakes, LLC

Kona Ice of St. Mary's County

Lawn Cuts Plus

LeafFilter North of Maryland, Inc. 

Leia's Treats

Linda's Lettering

Maryland DNR- Wildlife and Heritage Service

Maryland National Guard

Maryland Shall Issue

Mika & Sammy's Gourmet Pet Treats

Mikes Wild Game Processing 

Minute Man Kettle Corn

Mr & Mrs Jerky

Mrs. Moo's Corner

Natural Resource Police


Pheasants Forever & Outdoor Women's Life

Pizza Hotline

R.P Mehl

Real Time Pain Relief

Real Tree- Tree Service

Red Trail Outdoors

Scott Geib Artwork & Photography 

ServPro of St. Mary's and Calvert

SOMD Firearms Training

SOMD Hearth and BBQ

Sports Crafts & Accessories 

The Beer Dude

The Farmhouse Furniture Company, LLC

The Powdersmith

Vacation Village Resort


Country Life Fest 2017 is Giving away $4000 in Guns all Weekend on August 19th & 20th.

We want to see you take home a brand new gun from the 2017 Country Life Fest!

When the gates open every PAID ADULT ADMISSION will receive a entry into the Gun Giveaway. The Gun Giveaway entry ticket must be taken to the Gun Giveaway booth, filled out and placed into the container. Starting at 12 p.m. a ticket will be drawn by random and a winner announced. One gun will be given out every hour with the last being at 5 p.m. The earlier you arrive, the more chances you have of getting your name drawn. Tickets for the gun giveaway cannot be purchased individually. However there is no limit on how many admission tickets can be purchased that would each come with an entry into the gun giveaway. Winners will be contacted and do not need to be present to win. 

"Winning guns are Nontransferable"

Firearms WILL NOT be handed out at the festival and MUST be picked up from the designated FFL dealer (Freds Outdoors of Waldorf). Winners must be compliant with all legal regulations, background check, and paperwork. Contest void where prohibited by law. One entry per paid admission ticket, multiple paid admissions will receive multiple entry tickets. Chances of winning determined by the number of entrants. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. To be eligible to win, entrants must be U. S. citizens, residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, and be at least 18 years of age. The winner will be selected in a random drawing held at the specified times. The firearm will be picked up at a Federal Firearms Licensee by the winner. (guns shown may not be exact gun won). The winner must comply with all federal, state and local laws, and is responsible for all taxes and all amounts charged by the designated Federal Firearms Licensee for receiving the gun and/or processing the transfer thereof to the winner.

Calling All Dog Lovers: Country Life Fest is Dog-Friendly!

From live music and beer tastings to FMX Motocross Stunt Shows and corn hole tournaments-Country Life Fest has something for every member of your family, including your four-legged ones!

That’s right! Not only is Country Life Fest Southern Maryland’s favorite festival for all things country, it is also one of the area’s favorite dog-friendly events!

Bring Your Dog
All leashed dogs are welcome to attend Country Life Fest. Save yourself some time by reading our rules and regulations and filling out the Liability Waiver in advance.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Jumping, a Country Life Fest favorite, returns again this year. Stare in amazement as pups soar through the air into a 40 foot-long pool or even enter your dog into the competition! All sizes and breeds are encouraged to participate, as long as they can swim. View the event schedule or enter your dog.

Retriever Dog Demos
If you and your dog love hunting, you won’t want to miss the Retriever Dog Demo. Demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend.

So grab your ENTIRE family and join us August 19 and 20 at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds for Country Life Fest!