The Fairest of Them All

Now in its 134th year, with attractions new and old, the time-honored Maryland State Fair is the perfect way to end your summer with a bang.

By Lizzy Grap - August 2015

The Fairest of Them All

Now in its 134th year, with attractions new and old, the time-honored Maryland State Fair is the perfect way to end your summer with a bang.

By Lizzy Grap - August 2015



The Old Dogs

Longtime Favorites

SWIFTY SWINE PIG RACES

Daily. Watch pell-mell porkers race to the finish line to snatch an Oreo at the end of the track.

BATTLE OF THE BEAST BULL RIDING COMPETITION

Aug. 31, 7 p.m. Have a Wild West throwback as cowboys battle rambunctious beasts in this heart-racing showdown to see who can hold on the longest.

LIVE ANIMAL COSTUME CONTEST

Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. From farm critters to Fido, see animals dress up in goofy costumes, like last year’s winner, Cow Ripken.

HORSE RACES

Aug. 28-30 & Sept. 4-7, 1 p.m. Enjoy the Maryland tradition of thoroughbred racing around the ground’s nearly one-mile track.

SAUSAGE-EATING CONTEST

Aug. 29, 12 p.m. & Sept. 6, 3 p.m. Test your belly-busting limits in less than five minutes at this all-you-can-eat contest of locally-made Roma sausage.


The Spring Chickens

New highlights

MY MD RUN FESTIVAL

Aug. 30. Run off those corn-dog calories in this new race festival,feauring 5Ks, "beer miles," and track challenges.

MULE RACES

Aug. 30. The races aren't just for jockeys and joggers. See several mules run to the finish line, too.

HORSE FESTIVAL

Sept. 1-2. Celebrate the state’s equestrian roots on the infield, with polo, jousting, fox hunting, bluegrass, food, wine, and local craft beer.

FIFTH HARMONY

Sept. 5, 8 p.m. Take a break from carnival rides and cotton candy to see this all-girl group of pop sensations perform their most popular songs.

U-LEARN CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER

Daily. Take the family to learn about local agriculture, dairy farming, and oyster aquaculture.




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