The Maryland State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County, opens Friday, Aug. 24 and runs through Monday, Sept. 3.
Entertainment this year runs from concerts by Victoria Justice and Newsboys with The Afters; bull riding and barrel racing; racing pigs; professional pumpkin carving; horse racing; a Birthing Center; a milking station and much more.
The 4-H/Home Arts, Farm & Garden, Exhibition and the Museum/DNR Buildings will be open Monday–Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. and Friday – Sunday and Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Midway rides, games and food stands are open Monday-Thursday from noon to close and Friday–Sunday and Labor Day from 10 a.m. to close. Livestock and horse shows in the various livestock buildings and show rings will be at 9 a.m.
Admission to the Fair is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (ages 62 and older) and $3 for children (ages 6-11). Children 5 and younger are free. Rides are individually priced. There will be a Ridemania Preview Night (with rides, games and food stands open) on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5 p.m. to close with unlimited rides for $16.00 with cost for non-riders being $4.
For a complete schedule of events visit the Maryland State Fair website.