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2022 Maryland Jousting Schedule
Please check with the chairperson before attending these events!

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Sat. May 21, 2022
12:00 Noon
MJTA Joust @ Jerusalem Mill
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. May 28, 2022
1:00 pm
Mid Atlantic Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sherwood Trophy Challenge follows
Sat. June 4, 2022
2:30 pm
Christ Church 350th Anniversary Festival &
Jousting Exhibition
Port Republic, MD 20676
POSTPONED
TBD
Founder's Day Joust
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. June 18, 2022
11:00 am
Hall of Fame Tournament
Mount Solon, VA 22843
Sat. June 25, 2022
12:00 Noon
Harry Brooks Memorial Tournament
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. July 9, 2022
12:00 Noon
George Kreutzer Memorial Joust
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. July 16, 2022
12:00 Noon
Talbot County 4-H Fair Joust
Easton, MD 21601
Sun. July 17, 2022
12:00 Noon
101st Petersville Farmers Club Joust
Brunswick, MD 21758
Sat. July 23, 2022
12:00 Noon
MJTA Memorial Joust
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Sat. July 30, 2022
1:00 pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church 147th Festival &
Joust
Barnesville, MD 20838
Sat. August 6, 2022
12:00 Noon
Jerusalem Mill Tournament
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. August 6, 2022
12:00 Noon
Caroline/Dorchester Fair Joust
Denton, MD 21629
Fri. August 12, 2022
5:00 pm
Queen Anne County 4-H Joust
Centreville, MD 21617
Sun. August 14, 2022
4:00 pm
Queen Anne County Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sun. August 14, 2022
1:00 & 3:00 pm
Made in Maryland - Jousting Exhibition
Pasadena, MD 21122
Sun. August 21, 2022
12:00 Noon
Fairplay Day Joust
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Sat. August 27, 2022
12:00 Noon
155th Calvert Co. Joust & Dinner
Port Republic, MD 20676
Sun. September 4, 2022
1:00 pm
Caroline County Joust
Denton, MD 21629
Sat. September 10, 2022
12:00 Noon
WMJC Championship Joust
Brunswick, MD 21758
Sun. September 11, 2022
1:00 pm
Ridgely Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sat. September 17, 2022
12:00 Noon
AJC Championship Joust
Kingsville, MD 21087
Tue. September 20, 2022
11:00 am
Frederick Fair Exhibition
Frederick, MD 21701
Sat. September 24, 2022
1:00 pm
St. Mary's County Fair Joust
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Sun. September 25, 2022
10:00 am
ESJA Pre-Championship Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sun. September 25, 2022
1:00 pm
ESJA Championship Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sat. October 1, 2022
11:00 am
Rain date Oct. 2nd
Maryland State Championship Joust
Crownsville, MD 21032
Sat. October 8, 2022
11:00 am
Rain date Oct. 15th
National Jousting Championship
Brunswick, MD 21758

View the full 2022 Maryland Jousting Schedule here.

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The Sport of Ring Jousting ....

A traditional ring joust -- a test of skill and horsemanship where riders pass through a series of arches, attempting to spear three dangling rings and present them to the judges. There are three regulation rides for three rings, allowing a knight or maid to capture nine rings for a perfect score. Starting ring diameters range from one and three quarter inches for novices to one inch for professional jousters. Tie-off rides can be conducted with rings as small as one quarter inch in diameter.

MJTA hosts many jousting tournaments throughout the season, the Annual State Championship Tournament and an Annual Awards Banquet.

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"Maryland's Official State Sport"

Jousting is a sport synonymous with Maryland history. It has survived in Maryland since the founding of the original colony.

The people of Maryland enjoy this sport because of its colorful, friendly, traditional aspects. Men, women and children participate often in the same classes, and always under the same set of standard rules. A Maryland Jousting Tournament is unique in its own right, and depicts the motto of the Great Seal of Maryland. It is indeed a sport of “Manly Deeds and Womanly Words”.

During the special February session of the Maryland legislature in 1962, the Honorable Henry J. Fowler Sr., Delegate from St. Mary's County, introduced a bill into the Maryland House of Delegates giving recognition to the sport of jousting as the Official State Sport of Maryland. This bill passed both chambers of the Legislature by an overwhelming vote and was signed into law by Governor J. Millard Tawes. Thus, as of June 1, 1962, Maryland became the first state in the United States to adopt an official state sport. We are proud of the honor and of the opportunity to present for the fine people of Maryland, as well as the tourists and visitors from other states, what we proudly hail as the Official State Sport of Maryland.

Maryland Jousting Tournament Association

The Maryland Jousting Tournament Association (MJTA) was established in 1950.

The purpose of the organization

A. To govern a standard set of jousting tournament rules which are agreeable to the riders and which will be enforced at every tournament.

B. To act as mediator between sponsors in arranging suitable tournament dates that are not in conflict.

C. To notify each member in advance as to the time and place of each tournament.

D. To promote a better understanding between rider, sponsors and spectators.

E. To encourage good sportsmanship and good horsemanship among the members.

F. To encourage a friendlier relationship and mutual understanding among the members.

G. To make every effort to keep alive the quaint, colorful, ancient traditions of the Age of Chivalry which are associated with the sport, and to do as much as possible to make it unique in its own right.