The Maryland State Fair begins on August 25 and runs through September 5, 2016.

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: Charlie Puth With Special Guest Ruth B and Jana Kramer With I-Heart Radio’s Bobby Bones And The Raging Idiots. There are also smaller concerts throughout the fair.

This year there is the return of the Grandstand Parade on Sunday, August 28th at 6pm.

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 26, and Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 1 as well as Labor Day Monday, September 5.  The special price ride wristband will ONLY be sold from 12-6pm THOSE DAYS, where fairgoers can pay 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.

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 2016 is still $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors 62 & older, and $3 for children 6-11. Children 5 & under are free.

Parking is $5 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.