Maryland Jousting Tournament Association

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Explore our site and learn about the sport of ring jousting and its rich tradition in Maryland. Please join us at a tournament to learn more!!!

2024 Maryland Jousting Schedule
Please check with the chairperson before attending these events!

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Sat. April 6, 2024
BoD Noon
Lunch 1:30 pm
General 2:00 pm
MJTA 2024 - Spring Meeting
Greene Turtle
Hanover, MD 21076
Sat. April 13, 2024
10:00 am
AJC Workday
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. May 25, 2024
1:00 pm
Covered dish follows
Mid-Atlantic Day Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sat. June 1, 2024
12:00 Noon
Founder's Day Joust
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. June 15, 2024
12:00 Noon
National Hall of Fame Tournament
Mount Solon, VA 22843
Sat. June 22, 2024
11:00 am
MJTA Memorial Tournament at Jerusalem Mill
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. July 13, 2024
12:00 Noon
George Kreutzer Memorial Joust
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. July 13, 2024
12:00 Noon
Talbot County Fair Joust
Easton, MD 21601
Sun. July 21, 2024
Clinic 10:00 am
Joust 12:00 Noon
103rd Petersville Farmers Club Joust
Knoxville, MD 21758
Sun. July 21, 2024
12:00 Noon - Clinic
Joust to follow
Harford County Farm Fair Clinic and Joust
Bel Air, MD 21014
Sat. July 27, 2024
1:00 pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church 149th Festival & Joust
Barnesville, MD 20838
Sat. August 3, 2024
12:00 Noon
Jerusalem Mill Tournament
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. August 10, 2024
12:00 Noon
Caroline/Dorchester County Fair Joust
Denton, MD 21629
Sun. August 11, 2024
1:30 & 3:30 pm
Made in Maryland - Jousting Exhibition
Pasadena, MD 21122
Fri. August 16, 2024
5:00 pm
Queen Anne's County Fair Joust
Centreville, MD 21617
Sun. August 18, 2024
Clinic 10:00 am
Joust 12:00 Noon
(No Food)
Fairplay Day Joust
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Sun. August 25, 2024
2:00 pm
Covered dish follows
Queen Anne County Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sat. August 31, 2024
12:00 Noon
157th Calvert Co. Joust & Dinner
Port Republic, MD 20676
Sun. September 1, 2024
1:00 pm
Covered dish follows
Caroline County Joust
Denton, MD 21629
Sat. September 7, 2024
12:00 Noon
Harry Brooks Memorial Tournament
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sun. September 8, 2024
12:00 Noon
WMJC Championship Joust
Knoxville, MD 21758
Sun. September 15, 2024
1:00 pm
Ridgely Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Tue. September 17, 2024
11:00 am
Frederick Fair Exhibition
Frederick, MD 21701
Sat. September 21, 2024
12:00 Noon
AJC Championship Joust
Kingsville, MD 21087
Sat. September 21, 2024
1:00 pm
St. Mary's County Fair Joust
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Sun. September 29, 2024
1:00 pm
ESJA Pre-Championship Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sun. September 29, 2024
After Pre-Championship
ESJA Championship Joust
Queen Anne, MD 21657
Sat. October 5, 2024
10:00 am
Rain date Oct. 6th
Maryland State Championship Joust
Crownsville, MD 21032
Sat. October 12, 2024
11:00 am
Rain date Oct. 19th
National Jousting Championship
Knoxville, MD 21758
Sat. November 9, 2024
Cocktails 6:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
ESJA Banquet
Ruthsburg Community Center
Queen Anne, MD 21657

View the full 2024 Maryland Jousting Schedule here.
Download the 2024 printable Maryland Jousting Schedule (PDF) 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.