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State Fair Info

General Information:

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 

Click here for a map of the fairgrounds!

2022 Schedules
2022 Open Class & 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2022 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2022 MSF Full Schedule of Events!
2022 MSF Program!

DATES: 
The 2022 Maryland State Fair will take place starting August 25th, 2022!

Midway & Building Hours:
Thursday, August 25: 5 PM

Friday, August 26: 10 AM
Saturday, August 27: 10 AM
Sunday, August 28: 10 AM

Thursday, Sept 1: 5 PM
Friday, Sept 2: 10 AM
Saturday, Sept. 3: 10 AM
Sunday, September 4: 10 AM
Monday, September 5: 10 AM

Thursday, September 8: 5 PM
Friday, September 9: 10 AM
Saturday, September 10: 10 AM
Sunday, September 11: 10 AM

*Note: Gates open at 5PM Thursday and 9AM Friday through Sunday & Labor Day Monday.

HOURS:
General Gate Hours:

Thursdays - 5PM to 11PM
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday - 9AM to 11PM

Competition & Exhibit Buildings:
Thursday - 5PM to 9PM
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday - 10AM to 9PM

Carnival Midway, Kiddie Land and MD Foods Pavilion:
Thursday - 5PM to Close
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday - 10AM to Close

LIVE THOROUGHBRED HORSERACING & SIMULCASTING:
Friday, August 26, 2022 through Sunday, August 28, 2022 and
Friday, September 2, 2022 through Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022.
Post Time 12:40PM.
 

ADMISSION: Adult admission $10, Senior admission (62 & over) $8, Children (6 to 11) $5, Children 5 and under are admitted FREE (Rides are not included).  Rides are individually priced.  A ticket is required for all persons aged 3 and over for concerts held in the Racetrack Infield.   

-Free Admission for Military, Police, Fire/EMS with active ID (this only applies to the individual with the active ID).

PLEASE NOTE!  For the safety of fairgoers and animals, pets are not allowed
on the Fairgrounds EXCEPT those participating in sanctioned shows,
demonstrations, competitions, and trained service animals assisting handlers with disabilities per the ADA.


RIDE CREDIT WRISTBAND OR CARD (will replace RIDE TICKETS): The Midway is once again semi-cashless. 
1.  Fairgoers will now purchase a Ride Card or Ride Wristband (with chip) at any Ride Kiosk or Ride Booth/Tent area on the Midway.
2.  Fairgoers purchase the number of credits wanted for each card or wristband. Fairgoers can purchase more credits at any time if needed.  
3.  There will be a one-time $2 activation fee when each card or wristband is purchased.
4.  Credits are 10 cents a piece (minimum purchase of 100 credits). Each ride ranges from 30-100 credits.

For example:
$10 = 100 Credits
$20 = 200 Credits
$50 = 500 Credits

Note: The Spaceport ride ONLY is $10 (wristbands cannot be used on the Spaceport).

ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS (Available Until Friday, August 19th @ 5PM)
Fare better by purchasing in advance any of the packages below.  Packages may not be modified.

“In these tough economic times, we are providing opportunities to make the fair experience even more affordable,” said Maryland State Fair General Manager Andy Cashman. For more information about Advance Discount Ticket Sales, call 410-252-0200, x 225.


RIDE SPECIALS:

UNLIMITED RIDE ALL RIDES WRISTBANDS:
$32 - Thursdays, August 25th, September 1st & September 8th (Sold 5PM to 10PM, Good Until Close).

$35 Fridays, August 26th, September 2nd & September 9th (Sold from 10AM to 10PM, Good Until Close).

$35 Saturdays & Sundays (Daytime Wristband ONLY), August 27th, August 28th, September 3rd, September 4th, September 10th & September 11th (Sold 10AM to 4PM, Good ONLY Until 5PM). 
*After 5PM purchase ride credits at any Ride Kiosk or Ride Booth/Tent area on the Midway.

$38 Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. (Sold from 10AM to 10PM, Good Until Close). 

*UNLIMITED RIDE ALL RIDE WRISTBANDS are NOT VALID on the Spaceport.  The Spaceport ONLY accepts ride credits (see above NEW CARD/WRISTBAND description).

CHICK-FIL-A $5 OFF RIDE ALL RIDES WRISTBAND COUPON:  Download a $5.00 Off Coupon for an All Day Ride Wristband (for eligible dates) when you visit your Baltimore Area Chick-fil-A Facebook page.
Don't miss out on the FUN!  Wristbands good only on Thursdays, August 5th, September 1st & September 8th. 
*RIDE ALL RIDE WRISTBANDS are NOT VALID on the Spaceport.  The Spaceport ONLY accepts ride credits.

LABOR DAY:  $38 Unlimited ride all rides wristbands for Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022  (Sold from 10AM to 10PM, Good Until Close).
*RIDE ALL RIDE WRISTBANDS are NOT VALID on the Spaceport.  The Spaceport ONLY accepts ride credits. 

SPECIAL RIDES NOTES:  All Riders (including parents riding with small children) must have either ride credits or a wristband to ride.  Visit www.deggeller.com, go to "Attractions" and choose a ride for more information or check out "SIZE WISE" (on mobile site) for individual ride height restrictions.  RIDE ALL RIDE WRISTBANDS are NOT VALID on the Spaceport.  The Spaceport ONLY accepts ride credits. 

*It is the responsibility of all riders to obey all posted signage and verbal instructions.

OTHER FAIR INFORMATION:

CONTEST RULES
:
No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chance of winning. The Contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. The MD State Fair has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible. Multiple entries in a single day will not be accepted. All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered and a winner will be chosen at random. This contest is not related, sponsored or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram in any way.

FB/IG CONTEST RULES: The contest is open to legal residents of the U.S., where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. The Maryland State Fair has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. All eligible entries received during the submission period, dictated within the contest post, will be gathered and winners will be chosen from randomly-selected, generated numbers. Ticketed prizes will either be delivered by mail to the participants’ provided address or the participant will be instructed to pick up the prize at the Will Call window located at the fairground entrance. This contest is not related, sponsored or affiliated with Facebook or Instagram in any way.

TWITTER CONTEST RULES: Twitter does not sponsor or endorse Sponsor or the Sweepstakes. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter. By participating via the Twitter platform, participants are also subject to Twitter’s privacy policy and terms of use, which can be found at www.twitter.com/privacy and https://twitter.com/tos.


LIVE THOROUGHBRED HORSERACING & SIMULCASTING:  The Maryland State Fair is home to a 5/8th mile oval track, which overlooks scenic York Road.  Live racing begins, Friday, August 26, 2022 through Sunday, August 28, 2022 and Friday, September 2, 2022 through Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022.
Post Time 12:40PM.

PARKING: Limited parking is available on the Fairgrounds for $15. Free parking is available at the Park and Ride location on Deereco Road west of the Fairgrounds. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Handicapped parking is available. Please see the fairgrounds parkers, and they will direct you to the appropriate and closest handicapped parking area. Because convenient parking is limited, we encourage the use of the Light Rail.  UBER/LYFT drop off and pick up location is on the Deerco Road Park and Ride Lot.  Patrons may then enter the fairgrounds through the Light Rail admission gate.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Fairgoers can ride Light RailLink to the "Fairgrounds" station, or the LocalLink 93 busline to the Fairgrounds Park & Ride, located on Greenspring Drive.  The Fairgrounds entrance gate, near the Cow Palace, is just a short walk from both services.  Because convenient parking is limited, use of the public transit is encouraged.  

For detailed schedule information please contact MDOT MTA directly at 410-539-5000, download the Transit App for real time information, or go to https://mta.maryland.gov/.    


WHEELCHAIR RENTALS: TBA.  


HAND WASHING STATIONS: Hand washing stations are set-up throughout the fairgrounds for you and your family’s convenience. Make sure that once you and your family are finished visiting the animals that they make good use of the hand washing stations! 


CAMPING: Camping is NOT available during the Maryland State Fair and is ONLY available throughout the year, for Vendors of Maryland State Fairground events!  The fee for camping is $25 per day and the security will collect these fees each evening. There is sewer, water and electric available during the summer months, and because we winterize everything during the winter water will not be available during the winter season. Check with the security office at 410-252-0200 x230 to make sure that security will be available and that the gates will be open.

CONCERT FAQs:  2022 Concert FAQs
*Note: All GA Lawn Seating may bring in chairs and blankets for seating.


WELCOME MD STATE FAIR GUESTS/EXHIBITORS -
For the safety and comfort of our patrons and exhibitors, 

Permissible items include:
Bags/backpacks, not exceeding 18 x 18 inches
Child/diaper bags, clear bags if possible
Medical equipment i.e. oxygen tanks, medical devices

Non-permissble:
Coolers
Drones
Alcoholic beverages
Fireworks
Weapons, including but not limited to guns, knives, scissors, stun guns, tasers, lasers, brass knuckles
Selfie sticks
Duffle bags
Mace/Pepper spray
Combustible Items
Hoverboards/Segway

The Maryland State Fair reserves the right to confiscate any such item(s), which will not be returned.

All persons entering The Maryland State Fairgrounds and their camera bags, purses and containers are subject to direct/indirect physical search.

Demonstrations, protests, vigils of any nature are prohibited on the grounds and premises of The Maryland State Fairgrounds, during The Maryland State Fair, and during any and all events and functions.

*The Fair reserves the right to immediately remove any objectionable items from the Maryland State Fairgrounds including but not limited to items for sale as well as items used as promotional materials and in displays.

MD STATE FAIR SECURITY POLICY:
FAIRGOERS ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH ATTENDING THE MARYLAND STATE FAIR, INCLUDING SEEN AND UNFORESEEN MATTERS.  IN THE CASE OF ANY SUCH CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE MARYLAND STATE FAIR, ATTENDEES EXPRESSLY WAVE AND AGREE TO RELEASE THE VENUE AND ALL ITS AGENTS, PERFORMERS, AS WELL AS ETIX, MELLOWSHIP ENTERTAINMENT AND ALL ITS AGENTS FROM THOSE CLAIMS.  ATTENDEES AGREE TO ABIDE BY ALL VENUE GATE/SECURITY/PARKING/ADMISSION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BACKPACK, WANDING, SEARCHES, NO WEAPONS, NO DRONES, NO SELFIE STICKS.

The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any attendee in the event of disorderly or abusive conduct, inappropriate language, or as management determines.  The venue also reserves the right to eject or decline admission to any person(s) for conduct or language deemed inappropriate by management. Under these provision, the attendee is entitled to no refunds or remuneration of any kind. Unauthorized sale, resale, or attempted resale is illegal and may result in seizure and cancellation without compensation. THE MARYLAND STATE FAIR DOES NOT ENGAGE IN, NOR HONOR ANY COMP OR SOLD TICKETS VIA THIRD PARTY. Ticket is only valid for the date, time, event, and area issued on the ticket. Ticket is non-transferable or redeemable for cash. Unauthorized reproduction of any ticket is punishable by law. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN.  DATE AND TIME OF THE EVENT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Demonstrations, protests, vigils of any nature are prohibited on the grounds and premises of The Maryland State Fairgrounds, during The Maryland State Fair, and during any and all events and functions.

The Maryland State Fair is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced Fair admission/parking passes.

The Maryland State Fair reserves the right to photograph, video and conduct live/NON-LIVE feeds of any and all events during The Maryland State Fair, and all other functions and events on premises without re-imbursement for use in marketing, advertising and promotional purposes.

2022 FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS & TIPS!

SPECIAL NEEDS ACCOMODATIONS:  Special Needs Accomodations


Our Maryland State Fair has a long and fascinating past. It is known that a race track existed on what is now the Maryland State Fairgrounds, but its chronology is very hard to verify. To read the full story of the Maryland State Fair and how it came to be, read the Maryland State Fair's History!

Our staff here at the Maryland State Fair is always ready to answer all your questions. You may contact the individual staff member that can best assist you.

The Maryland State Fair offers two scholarships annually for students. Each scholarship is different. Please read all the requirements carefully in order to determine which scholarship may be best for you!