The Maryland State Fair begins on Friday, August 28 and runs through September 7, 2015.

The Maryland State fair showcases loads of carnival games, lots of rides, live thoroughbred racing, livestock for sale, a petting zoo, concerts and more.

The concerts this year are: R5 and Bea Miller, Fifth Harmony, and The Latino Music Festival. There are also smaller concerts throughout the fair.

This year there is the addition of the inaugural My MD State Fair 5K Race & Track Challenge on Saturday, August 29th at 8am.

There will be a fireworks display on August 29th from 9:30-10pm!

August 31st will showcase Bull Riding & Barrel Racing from 7-8:30pm.

This year there is a Local Wine and Craft Beers section in conjunction with the My Maryland Horse Festival September 1-2.

Ravens Days are September 2-4, 12-8:00pm.

There are so many activities going on this year at the Fair! Here is a link to more.

Food Lion also again has a limited number of $5 off ride coupons for certain days (This does NOT include the price of admission.) You have to visit your local Food Lion to get the $5 off coupon.

There is also a special WRISTBAND Friday, August 28, and Monday, August 31 – Thursday, September 3, 2015.  The special price ride wristband will ONLY be sold from 12-6pm THOSE DAYS, where fairgoers can pay $23 to receive a wristband to ride an unlimited number of rides from 12-10 pm in Kiddie Land and 2-10pm on the Main Midway ON THOSE DAYS.

Labor Day itself (9/7/15) has another wristband special from 10am – Close.  Fairgoers can pay $23 to ride an unlimited number of rides from 10am – Close.

All other times/days, ride tickets generally cost $1 each, and rides take 3-6 tickets. You can get a book of ride tickets, or a wrist band for certain days and times. Again, rides are NOT included in the price of admission to the fair.

Admission for 2015 is still $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors 62 & older, 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 to the Maryland State Fair for a great time!

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