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August 28 - September 7, 2015

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  • R5 and Bea Miller
    September 4, 7:30PM-10:00PM

    For ticket prices and information go to www.MarylandStateFair.com or click here!
    Located in the Racetrack Infield.

    Rapidly climbing exciting new voice of pop-rock R5 will perform with Bea Miller, who is recognized as Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need To Know,” on Friday, September 4th.   

  • Fifth Harmony
    September 5, 8:00PM-10:00PM

    For ticket prices and information go to www.MarylandStateFair.com or click here!
    Located in the Racetrack Infield.

    Fifth Harmony, the all-female, five member group and winners of Radio Disney’s “2015 Best Music Group” award, will perform on Saturday, September 5. 

State Fair Park

  • Latino Celebration
    August 31, 12:00PM-3:00PM

    Music, Dancing, Food

  • United States Air Force Full Spectrum Band
    September 1, 12:00PM-2:00PM
  • Goat Mountain
    August 28 - September 7, 10:00AM-10:00PM

    Free with paid admission.
    See goats in their natural habitat in the Maryland State Fair Park! 

  • Raging Bull Entertainment
    August 28 - September 7, 10:00AM-10:00PM

    Located in the State Fair Park.

    Fri-Sun & Labor Day Monday: 10AM-10PM 

    Mon-Thur: Noon-10PM

    Try your luck at a wild ride on this mecanical bull as you chanel you inner cowboy/cowgirl! 

  • Uprooted Chainsaw Performance Artist
    August 28 - September 7, 1:00PM-7:00PM

    Monday through Thursday @ 1PM, 3PM & 7PM or Friday through Sunday & Labor Day Monday @ 1PM, 3PM, 5PM & 7PM.
    Free with paid admission.
    Located in the State Fair Park.  

    In as little as 60 minutes Uprooted Chainsaw Performance Artist Marty Long can turn a three-foot-tall log into a detailed work of art using chainsaws only.  Onlookers will observe an original and captivating high-energy performance.  Nearly every show will result with a carving being produced from start to finish. Public are invited to participate in live auctions Wednesday, September 2nd and Monday, September 7th @ 4PM.

  • Never Never & Dave DeMarco Band
    August 28, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Never Never & Dave DeMarco Band

  • The 1974 & Awaken
    August 29, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    The 1974 & Awaken

  • Paul Soroka Power Trio & Greg Hatza ORGAN-I zation
    August 30, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Paul Soroka Power Trio & Greg Hatza ORGAN-I zation

  • Karaoke
    August 31 - September 3, 2:00PM-4:30PM

    Free with paid admission.
    Located in the State Fair Park.

    Come out and show us what you got as Jarrett Lembach Karaoke returns to the Carolina Carports Free Stage.

  • The Beach Bumz Band & Unity Reggae Band
    August 31, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    The Beach Bumz Band: The hottest "Beach Party" band on the East Coast with the Unity Reggae Band!

  • Glenn WorkmanTrio & Freddie Long Band
    September 1, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Glenn WorkmanTrio & Freddie Long Band

  • Josh Christina and Good Old Stuff & Nolan Garrett
    September 2, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Josh Christina and Good Old Stuff  &  Nolan Garrett

  • The Rat Pack & Rob Fahey and The Pieces
    September 3, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    The Rat Pack & Rob Fahey and The Pieces

  • Mark Bray & The Steel Soul Cowboys and Ronnie Wayne & The TideWater Band
    September 4, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Mark Bray & The Steel Soul Cowboys  and  Ronnie Wayne & The TideWater Band

  • Crawdaddies for Lottery & Great Train Robbery
    September 5, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Crawdaddies for Lottery & Great Train Robbery

  • Midnite Run & Wylde Fire
    September 6, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Midnite Run & Wylde Fire

  • Beatlmania Returns (Tribute) & Head Rush
    September 7, 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Beatlmania Returns (Tribute) & Head Rush

Free Entertainment

  • Birthing Center
    August 28 - September 7, 10:00AM-10:00PM

    Open Daily @ 10AM to 10PM Free with paid admission to the Maryland State Fair.
    Located in the Cow Palace. 

    Fairgoers have the opportunity to witness the miracle of birth of calves, piglets & hatching of chicks under the supervision of veterinarians and students.

  • U-Learn Farm
    August 28 - September 7, 10:00AM-7:00PM

    Free with paid admission.
    Located in the South End of the Cow Palace.

    U-Learn Farm will be open:
    Friday - Saturday from 10AM to 9PM
    and
    Monday -Thursday (including Labor Day Monday) from 10AM to 7PM

    U-Learn Farm has partnered with the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association to create a life-sized milk carton with an interactive screen to represent the amount of milk that the average cow produces in one year, and added a greenhouse, an Oyster Farming & Chesapeake Bay exhibit, and numerous other hands-on agricultural educational activities for children of all ages. The Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation Showcase Trailer will also be on site during the Fair.

  • Department of Natural Resources
    August 28 - September 7, 10:00AM-7:00PM

    Free with paid admission.
    Located in the Mosner Miller Building.
     

    Deparment of Natural Resources is open:
    Friday - Sunday & Labor Day Monday from 10AM to 7PM
    and
    Monday -Thursday from 12Noon to 7PM
     

    Discover the beauty and wonder of Maryland’s great outdoors through an interactive exhibit hosted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This exhibit includes exciting, interactive activities, animals and information on everything from fishing, hiking, camping and State Park adventures to boating and hunting safety.

  • My Maryland Horse Discovery Zone
    August 28 - September 7, 10:00AM-10:00PM

    Free with paid admission.
    Located in the Grandstands.

    MY Maryland State Fair Horse Discovery Zone, will provide the opportunity to learn about the Maryland horse industry as a whole.  

  • Swifty Swine Racing Pigs
    August 28 - September 7, 12:30PM-8:00PM

    August 28 - September 7 @ 12:30 PM, 2:30PM, 4:30PM, 6:30PM & 8PM Free with paid admission to the Maryland State Fair. Located at the South end of the Midway closest to the Farm & Garden building.

    Fairgoers will go hog wild when pig stars compete in the Swifty Swine Racing & Swimming Pig Show. Billed as "America's cleanest and fastest pig races, " the Swifty Swine Show is fast paced and action packed!

  • Live Thoroughbred Horseracing
    August 28 - September 7, 1:00PM-5:00PM

    Free with paid admission to the Maryland State Fair. Located in the Grandstands.

    The Maryland State Fair is home to a 5/8th mile oval track, which overlooks scenic York Road.  Live simulcast racing begins, Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th and Friday, September 4th through Labor Day Monday, September 7th, 2015.  Post time is 1PM.

    Hightopps Grandstand Grille (located in the Racetrack Grandstands) will be Open from 11AM to 5PM during all racing days.

  • Miss Maryland Agriculture Contest
    August 28, 7:00PM-9:00PM

    Free with paid admission.
    Miss Maryland Agriculture, Friday, August 28, 7:00 p.m., in the Cow Palace Show Ring. 

    Young women representing 23 Maryland's counties will compete for the Miss Maryland Agriculture title, scholarships and priviledge of promoting the Maryland's agricultural industry.

  • Milk It Yourself
    August 29 - September 7, 11:00AM-7:00PM

    Sat-Sun & Labor Day Monday: 11AM-3PM 

    Mon-Fri: 5PM-7PM

    While milking cows has gone high tech for most dairy farm operations, traditional hand-milking is the mother of invention. Milk It will provide educational information about the progression of Maryland's dairy industry and milking. And, as a fundraiser for the MD Guernsey Assoc., for a small fee, interested fairgoers can try their hand at milking a cow.

  • ROMA Sausage Eating Contest
    August 29 - September 6, 12:00PM-3:00PM

    Free with paid admission to the Maryland State Fair. Located in front of the Cow Palace Milking Parlor.

    ROMA Sausage eating contests will be held:
    Saturday, August 29th, 2015 @ 12Noon
    and
    Sunday, September 6th, 2015 @ 3PM

    Roma Gourmet Foods, headquartered in Baltimore, returns to the Maryland State Fair to host two Roma Sausage Eating Contests. Roma staff will select contestants from among fairgoers and award prizes to winners.  

  • Square Dancing
    August 29, 7:00PM-9:00PM

    Free with paid admission.
    Located in the South end of the Cow Palace.

    There will be a twirl of color as the Mason Dixon Square Dancing Federation members show off their moves to the direction of square dance Caller Virgil Forbes.

  • My Maryland State Fair Run Festival!
    August 30, 8:00AM-8:00PM

    The inaugural MY Maryland State Fair Run Festival that includes the 5K Race, the Beer Mile and the Track Challenge on Saturday, August 30, 8 AM, at the Grandstand entrance.  Sign up early at www.T3RUN.com

  • MD 4-H Fashion Revue
    August 30, 5:00PM-6:00PM

    Free with paid admission.
    Located in the 4-H/Home Arts Building.

    The Maryland 4-H Fashion Revue will provide an opportunity to be inspired and in awe of the creativity and skill of Maryland 4-H youth as they refine their skills in design, construction and recycling garments with the hope of competing at the Maryland State Fair.  This year, approximately 50 young men and women from across the state will model outfits they have created, constructed or purchased using their consumer skills and fashion know how.

  • My Maryland Mule Races
    August 30, 5:00PM

    Fred with paid admission.
    Located in the Grandstands.

    The inaugural MY Maryland Mule Races will feature a variety of mules (hybrid of the horse and donkey) in a head-to-head elimination race around an oval loop on the fairgrounds racetrack. 

  • Bull Riding & Barrel Racing
    August 31, 7:00PM-8:30PM

    Free with paid admission to the Maryland State Fair. Located in the Horse Show Ring.

    The cowboys will face the bulls, when professional bullriding returns for one night only! Just 25 professional International Bull Riders compete to ride some of the toughest bulls in the world of rodeo.  There will be Cowgirls Barrel Racing and more! See you there!

  • My Maryland Horse Festival
    September 1 - September 2, 12:01PM-7:00PM

    Free with paid admission.
    Located in the Racetrack Infield.


    MY Maryland Horse Festival in conjunction with MY Maryland Wine Festival and My Maryland Craft Beer Festival at The Maryland State Fair will feature polo, jousting and fox-hunting demonstrations, local bluegrass music, local wine and beer, food trucks and a tethered Hot Air Balloon Glow.

  • 8th Annual Arm Wrestling Competition
    September 5, 12:00PM-4:00PM

    Free with paid admission to the Maryland State Fair. Located in the Maryland Foods Pavilion. 

    The colorful and competitive sport of arm wrestling returns to the Maryland State Fair for the 8th consecutive year.  This premier event will feature people from all walks of life both men and women competing for local bragging rights.  Events feature standardized weight classes, streamlined equipment and national rankings for all competitors who win a match.  This special amateur competition, challenges strenghth, athletic ability and personal desire to prevail.

    Opening Round Registration at 12 Noon to 1PM
    Special Clinic at 1:15PM
    Round 1 begins at 1:30PM
    Round 2 and Late Registration begins at 2:30PM
    Round 3 begins at 3:15PM
    Grand Finale begins at 4PM