The Maryland State Fair begins on Friday, August 26 and runs through September 5, 2011.

With 11 days of games, rides, livestock, concerts and more, the Maryland State Fair has something for everyone!

The big concerts this year are Blake Shelton, who many learned about when he was a coach on The Voice and when he married Miranda Lambert, Selena Gomez of Nickelodeon fame (and most recently made headlines dating the Maryland State Fair 2010 star show, Justin Bieber,) and the locally (TIMONIUM!) bred band, All Time Low, whose hit, “I Feel Like Dancing” has been in the top 100 for months!

Just like last year, the Timonium Farmers Market will be open each day to get fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat from local farmers.

Food Lion also again has a limited number of $5 off ride coupons for certain days.

Ride tickets generally cost $1 each, and rides take 1-6 tickets.

Admission is still $8 for adults and $3 for children 6-11. Children 5 & under are free.

Parking is $3 on site, but free at the Deereco Park & Ride. There are a number of private parking lots where you can pay for parking as well.

Come to Timonium and enjoy the Maryland State Fair! It will be a lot of fun!

The Maryland State Fairgrounds are located at 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093.