The Maryland State Fair is back and begins on August 26 and runs through September 6, 2021.
The Maryland State fair showcases carnival games, lots of rides, live thoroughbred racing, livestock for sale, a petting zoo, concerts and more.
The concerts this year are: Jesse McCartney on September 3 and Blue Oyster Cult on September 5. Tickets for the shows are available separately on the MD State Fair etix website.
There are Advanced Family Discount plans this year – you must order by Tuesday, August 24 at 11:59pm. Here is more information on the advance ticket discount packages.
Admission for 2021 is: $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors 62 & older, and $5 for children 6-11. Children 5 & under are free. (Rides are not included).
There will not be tickets for rides this year, you will need a wristband or ride card. You can buy the wristband or card at any Ride Kiosk or Ride Booth/Tent area on the Midway.
You purchase the number of credits wanted for each card or wristband, and additional credits can be added. Credits are 10 cents each (the minimum purchase is 10 credits plus a $2 activation fee for each card or wristband when purchased.) Each ride ranges from 32 to 100 credits, according to the Fair’s website.
More information on the rides from the website:
UNLIMITED RIDE ALL RIDES WRISTBANDS: $32 Thursday, August 26, 2021, Friday, August 27, 2021, Monday, August 30, 2021 through Friday, September 3, 2021 (Sold from Noon to 6PM). $34 on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021. (Sold from 10AM to 10PM). UNLIMITED RIDE ALL RIDE WRISTBANDS are NOT VALID on the Spaceport. The Spaceport ONLY accepts ride credits (see above NEW CARD/WRISTBAND description). WRISTBANDS are NOT AVAILABLE on Saturdays and Sundays.
CHICK-FIL-A $5 OFF RIDE ALL RIDES WRISTBAND COUPON: Download a $5.00 Off Coupon for an All Day Ride Wristband (for eligible dates) when you visit your Baltimore Area Chick-fil-A Facebook page. Don’t miss out on the FUN! Wristbands good only Thursday, August 26, 2021, Friday, August 27, 2021 and Monday, August 30, 2021 through Friday, September 3, 2021 (Sold from Noon to 6PM). RIDE ALL RIDE WRISTBANDS are NOT VALID on the Spaceport. The Spaceport ONLY accepts ride credits. WRISTBANDS are NOT AVAILABLE on Saturdays and Sundays.
LABOR DAY: Unlimited ride all rides wristbands for Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021 (sold from 10AM to 10PM) $34. RIDE ALL RIDE WRISTBANDS are NOT VALID on the Spaceport. The Spaceport ONLY accepts ride credits. WRISTBANDS are NOT AVAILABLE on Saturdays and Sundays.
Parking is $10 on site, but is free at the Deereco Park & Ride. The Deereco Park and Ride is no longer a huge lot, there is a big building and parking garage being constructed for Kaiser Permanente, so keep that in mind. 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.