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Maryland State Fair 2020

Rides, games, food, and lots of entertainment

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The Maryland State Fair takes place every August at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at the intersection of York Road and Timonium Road in Timonium, Maryland. This 12-day event ends on Labour Day weekend. The major attractions of the fair include midway rides, food vendors, and live music. Horse races are one of the major highlights of the fair. Numerous contestants in agriculture will participate in a two-day competition on the stage and in several round-table discussions.

Maryland State Fair in Maryland - Best Season 2020
Best time for Maryland State Fair in Maryland 2020

The first fair in the state of Maryland was held in 1878 in Lutherville, but the following year it moved to its current location in Timonium. Tents and wooden structures were used to exhibit farm and garden products and livestock shows. Races, plowing and working oxen competitions, sack races, and greased pole climbing were among the popular attractions of the fair. Currently, the Timonium racetrack hosts the "Alma North Stakes" as well as the "Taking Risks Stakes."

Best time to see Maryland State Fair in Maryland 2020
Best time for Maryland State Fair 2020

In the 1990s a light rail connection was established between Timonium and Baltimore where most attendees of the fair come from. Timonium Fairgrounds station connects southward to Cromwell Station near Glen Burnie in Anne Arundel County, downtown Baltimore, and northward to Hunt Valley.

Best time to see Maryland State Fair 2020
Best time to see Maryland State Fair 2020

The admission is for free aged 5 and under. Keep in mind that rides are individually priced. Also, concerts at the Racetrack Infield require a separate ticket.