Hot Spots: Fair Season Destinations

Beyond the glimmering midway of the Maryland State Fair, here's the skinny on that and other fairs coming up.

August marks the last few weeks of summer vacation for many kids. But it also the heyday (or hay day, if you will) of fair season, a time of year filled with the sound of cheers and the scent of funnel cake. Here's a roundup of fairs happening in the Baltimore area.  

Maryland State Fair: We can't not mention the event packaged as the "11 Best Days of Summer." The fair runs from Aug. 24 through Sept. 3 at the Timonium Fairgrounds and includes the traditional midway, food, games and exhibits, along with performances from Newsboys, The Afters, Victoria Justice and The Band Perry.

What summer fair do you make sure to attend? Tell us in comments.

Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair: The Carroll County fair, held from July 28 to Aug. 3 in Westminster, includes more farm exhibits. Want to bring the kids up close and personal with pigs, goats and cattle? Here's where to go. The fair also includes pig racing, lawnmower racing and a demolition derby.

Harford County Fair: The 25th annual fair is this weekend in Bel Air. Events include a tractor pull, talent competition, food and wine "fiesta" and a marionnette show.

Howard County Fair: Howard County's event runs from Aug. 4 through 11 and includes rides, games, pig races and a bingo hall.


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