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Carnival Info

The Maryland State Fair is proud to feature the thrills, chills, sights, sounds, and aromas of numerous carnival rides, games, and delectable fair food provided by Deggeller Attractions!

Carnival Hours

Thursdays: 5pm-Close
Fridays: 10am-close
Saturdays: 10am-close
Sundays: 10am-close
Labor Day Monday: 10am-close

Carnival Ride Credit Cards

The midway is once again semi-cashless. 

  1. Fairgoers will purchase a Ride Card or Ride Band (with chip) at any Ride Kiosk or Ride Booth/Tent area on the Midway during the Fair.
  2. Fairgoers may purchase the desired amount of credits wanted for each card. Fairgoers can add additional credits to their card at any time. 
  3. There will be a one-time $2 activation fee when each card or wristband is initially purchased. 
  4. Credits are 10 cents each (minimum purchase of 100 credits). Each ride ranges from 30-100 credits. 

Example:
$10 = 100 Credits
$20 = 200 Credits
$50 = 500 Credits

Carnival Ride Bands

Carnival Ride Bands include unlimited rides during the designated dates and times below. Carnival games are separate and are not included with the purchase of a Carnival Ride Band. Individual ride credits may be purchased during Ride Band times. 

*RIDE ALL RIDE WRISTBANDS are NOT VALID on the Spaceport. The Spaceport ONLY accepts ride credits.

ADVANCE SALE RIDE BANDS

Advance Sale Ride Bands purchased online before August 22, 2024, are valid any day and any time during the 2024 Maryland State Fair without restrictions. Carnival games are separate and are not included with the purchase of a Carnival Ride Band. 

Advance Sale Ride Band: $26 each

WEEKEND 1 RIDE BAND PRICING

Thursday, August 22: $33 Ride Band (Sold 5pm-9pm, Valid 5pm-Closing)
Friday, August 23: $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-9pm, Valid 10am-Closing)
Saturday, August 24: $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-4pm, Valid 10am-5pm only)
Sunday, August 25: $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-4pm, Valid 10am-5pm only)

WEEKEND 2 RIDE BAND PRICING

Thursday, August 29: $33 Ride Band (Sold 5pm-9pm, Valid 5pm-Closing)
Friday, August 30: $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-9pm, Valid 10am-Closing)
Saturday, August 31: $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-4pm, Valid 10am-5pm only)
Sunday, September 1: $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-4pm, Valid 10am-5pm only)
Monday, September 2: 10am $38 Ride Band (Sold 10am-9pm, Valid 10am-Closing)

WEEKEND 3 RIDE BAND PRICING

Thursday, September 5: 5pm $33 Ride Band (Sold 5pm-9pm, Valid 5pm-Closing)
Friday, September 6: 1pm $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-9pm, Valid 10am-Closing)
Saturday, September 7: 10am $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-4pm, Valid 10am-5pm only)
Sunday, September 8: 10am $36 Ride Band (Sold 10am-4pm, Valid 10am-5pm only)

Kiddie Land Rides​

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Kiddie Land features 15+ child friendly rides for younger children and includes Cruiser Car Ride, Dragon Coaster, Tea Cups, Circus Train, Baja Buggie, Rockin’ Tug, Happy Swing, Merry-Go-Round, and more! Check back closer to the Fair for the final list of Kiddie Land Rides!

*Rides are subject to change without notice.

Main Midway Rides & Games

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Located in the center of our Fairgrounds, this area will surely provide thrills and chills for the bravest fairgoers! The Rip Tide Roller Coaster, Space Port and Hydra, Merry-Go-Round, and the Giant Ferris Wheel are just a few of the 60+ rides and games of skill. Check back closer to the Fair for the final list of Midway Rides!

*Rides are subject to change without notice.

Special Ride 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 (htttp://deggeller.com/size-up/eid/3)” (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. 

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