The Timonium Race Track
The Maryland State Fair Timonium Race Track is host to Live and simulcast Thoroughbred Horseracing and features a 5/8th mile oval track, which overlooks scenic York Road. Live thoroughbred horseracing and simulcast racing begins August 25th through August 27th and September 1st through September 4th. Post time is 1pm. Admission to the racetrack is included in the admission price of the fair.
The Fair can be accessed by taking Interstate-695 to Interstate-83 North and exiting at either Timonium Road or Padonia Road. The track can also be reached by light rail from either downtown Baltimore or from Hunt Valley, Maryland.
For dining hours go to www.TimoniumOTB.com!
4-H/Home Arts Building
The 4H-FFA Home Arts Building is a 28,350 square foot facility having a capacity of 1,505 persons. The building measures 210’ by 135’ in full. It has a concrete floor, is heated and air-conditioned, and includes 3 restrooms, 4 offices, one 12' x 12' drive through door (north end), ample electrical outlets around walls and columns. The mail hall of the building will house 126, 10’ by 10’ booths. The building also has a sprinkler fire protection system.
The 4H-FFA Home Arts Building is as versatile as the other facilities on the Fairgrounds. It has hosted a variety of meetings, trade and antique shows, dinners, bull roasts, parties, sales and festivals.
The Cow Palace is easily the most versatile building on the Fairgrounds. It covers 158,400 square feet overall. The Cow Palace is divided into three distinct areas/sections - 24,000 square feet, 62,400 square feet and 72,000 square feet. It includes public restrooms, private restrooms with showers, a lounge off of the private rest rooms, 4 offices, a 660' loading dock (west side) that graduates to ground level (east side), two 12' drive through doors, fourteen 10' doors and one 18’ door, concrete flooring, a concessions area, a store front entrance at the show ring, electric and water hookups located throughout and a sprinkler fire protection system. Removable cattle ties are available for the North and South sections.
As its name implies, the Cow Palace plays host to our bovine friends during the Fair. But it is also widely used throughout the year for such events as the posh auto show, motorcycle races, craft shows, commercial shows, antique shows, computer shows, train shows, fishing shows, bull roasts, fests, festivals, sales and expositions.
The Exhibition Hall encompasses more than 38,400 square feet (160’ by 240’) and has a capacity of 1,896. It includes a 28,800 square foot main room (160’ by 180’), a 2400 square foot lobby (80’ by 30’), a 2400 square food service area and measures 160’ by 240’ in full. It is fully heated and air conditioned. The facility includes 4 restrooms, 3 offices, four 12' x 12' drive through doors, 16' ceiling, concrete floors, ample electrical outlets in the walls and floors, and a sprinkler fire protection system. The building is ground level and has a store front entrance located on the east side. The Exhibition Hall has hosted many events over the years including a wide variety of trade shows, meetings, parties, expositions and festivals.
The Grandstand building, site of thoroughbred racing during the Fair, is also available throughout the year for your special events. The Grandstand, which overlooks the track infield and has open air seating. The building includes concession areas, restrooms, an air conditioned lounge having an estimated capacity of 150 - 200 persons, and an air conditioned dining room with an estimated seating capacity of 350 - 400 persons.
Horse Show Ring
The Horse Show Ring includes two barns with 163 stalls and an office. The barns are adjacent to a 125' x 250' lighted show ring, a covered announcer’s stand and a warm-up ring.
The Horse Sales Pavilion is an 11,000 square foot auditorium-styled facility having a seating capacity of 800. The building includes restrooms, offices and a concessions area. This beautiful building has hosted sales, auctions and concerts.
The Vista Room a versatile rental facility at the Fairgrounds. Located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building, the Vista Room is 4,000 square feet in area and has the capacity of 250 persons. It includes a lounge, bar, small meeting room, food service facilities and handicap accessibility.
The Grandstand Grille, introducing award-winning Chef Isaac Nowak’s innovative comfort food with a culinary twist. The Grandstand Grille, the only free-standing restaurant in Baltimore with an OTB facility, will feature Shrimp and Grits, Fried Red Tomatoes, Clipper City® Clams, She-Crab Bisque, Crab Pretzel Croquettes, Jenga® Fries and more.
Located on the second level of the Fairground’s grandstand with easy access from I-83 to the Timonium Road entrance, complete with full scale lunch and dinner services, will be open:
Check www.TimoniumOTB.com for Grandstand Grille hours.
Mosner Miller Building
The Mosner Miller Building houses the Maryland State Fair Museum, the Department of Natural Resources exhibits (during the fair ONLY), and the TBA (during the fair ONLY).
North Gate Area
The approximately 5,000 square-foot center features High Definition televisions, state-of-the-art audio and surveillance systems, and well-lit free parking. Patrons will be able to wager on any racetrack in the country that can be accessed at other Maryland Jockey Club properties.
Located on the second level of the Fairground’s grandstand with easy access from I-83 to the Timonium Road entrance, the OTB, complete with full scale lunch and dinner services provided by The Grandstand Grille, will be open:
Sunday - Wednesday, 11 AM – 8 PM
Thursday – Saturday, 11 AM – 11 PM
Times subject to change without notice.