2018 My Maryland State Fair


New this year: LEGO® Interactive Display, Glass Blowing Demos, Live National Concerts and more from August 24 to September 3, 2018

The 137th MY Maryland State Fair: More Than A Fair, We’re A Culture— AgriCULTURE, FoodCULTURE, RideCULTURE, HorseCULTURE and more takes place from August 24 to September 4, 2018. Maryland State Fair buildings, barns, thoroughbred horse racing, midway rides, games and food and more open will daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Celebrating its 137th year, MY Maryland State Fair recognizes the enduring appeal of Maryland’s citizens, students, and 4-H and FFA members to share their talents and compete for ribbons, prizes and bragging rights. The Fair’s buildings, barns and stages provide space for thousands of fairgoers to appreciate the exhibits, learn from the exhibitors, and consider entering a future fair.

“Thousands of talented individuals and fun-loving fairgoers from our great state, cities, towns, farms, mountains and shores make up MY Maryland State Fair,” said Maryland State Fair CEO Andy Cashman. “Our goal is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and educational experiences to help make memories for a lifetime.”

The 137th MY Maryland State Fair will also feature the thrills and chills, sights, sounds and aromas of numerous Midway and Kidde Land rides, games, and food stands provided by Deggeller Attractions. For those with a more local palate, the Maryland Foods Pavilion and Dairy Bar will showcase fresh from the farm and Chesapeake Bay food and drinks.

Fairgoers may also watch and wager in the Grandstand on live Thoroughbred horse races as they round the 5/8 mile Timonium track, Friday, August, 24 – Sunday, August 26 and Friday, August 31 – Labor Day Monday, September 3. Post Time is 1 p.m. Admission to the racetrack is included in the fair’s admission price or, you can bet on simulcast races in the OTB Center through the run of the Fair.

Maryland State Fair Admission Prices are Adults ages 12+, $10; Seniors ages 62+, $8; Children 6+, $5; Children ages 5 and under, Free Admission. Rides are individually priced. Fairgoers will enjoy many exciting new activities and modernized traditional favorites, with more this year.

For a complete list of all activities and entertainment, as well as for general Maryland State Fair information, hours and prices, visit: www.marylandstatefair.com