August 22 - 25 | August 29 - September 2 | September 5 - 8

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Each year the Maryland State Fair is jam-packed with various FREE entertainment from world class performers. Check out this year’s free entertainment below!

Wolves of the World

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Dennis Lee is coming to town to bring a smile to your face through comedy and music!

Dates & Times

All weekends
Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 Labor Day Monday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Horse Racing

Watch these highly-trained athletes race to the finish during the 2024 Maryland State Fair! We’re proud to provide seven days of racing, August 23-25 and August 30- September 2. Watch the races and wager in the Grandstand seats as the Thoroughbreds round the 5/8 mile track, or relax in the air-conditioned Off-Track Betting (OTB) Facility. 

This event is free to watch! Post times are at 12:25 pm on each race day and continue until all races are completed.

Fast Action Motorsports

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🚀 Unforgettable Entertainment: FAME brings the thrill of the race to your event!

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Fun for All Ages: Our racing games are designed to captivate audiences of all ages, from children to “big kids” at heart.  The whole family can play together.

🚗 Hands-On Interaction: Participants won’t just watch the action, they’ll be a part of it…

Dates & Times

All weekends
Thursday: 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Labor Day Monday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Mobile Blacksmith

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Watch ornamental blacksmith Jason Anderson as he manipulates iron and steel into unique artistic yet functional designs during non-stop, continuous live demonstrations!

Dates & Times

Third Weekend Only
Thursday, September 5: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, September 6: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 7: 
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 8: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.  

Mobile Glass Blowing

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Experience the artistry and education of the lost art of glass making when Mobile Glass Studio artist Nate Avery manipulates hot glass into various shapes during the non-stop continuous live glass-blowing demonstrations!

Dates & Times

First Weekend
Thursday, August 22: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Second Weekend
Thursday, August 29: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Pretty Bird Paradise

Pretty Bird Paradise is a fun and educational interactive all-day attraction. Guests have the opportunity to feed the birds with food sticks which allow the birds to come and land on them and have a tasty snack.

Dates & Times

All weekends
Thursdays: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fridays: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Labor Day Monday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

ROBOCARS

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These brightly colored, unique, transforming vehicles bring an unprecedented level of excitement. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, these amazing vehicles effortlessly transform and captivate audiences of all ages.

Dates & Times

All weekends
Thursday: 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Labor Day Monday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Swifty Swine

If you’ve never been to a pig race, you’re in for a real treat! The cute little Swifty Swine Racing Pigs are back for another fun season of pig races! 

Dates & Times

All weekends
Thursday: 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Labor Day Monday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.

The Strolling Piano

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The Strolling Piano is a unique concept in the world of corporate musical entertainment, combining the classic and sophisticated nature of a pianist/singer with the flexibility of a strolling musician.

Dates & Times

All weekends
Thursday: 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Labor Day Monday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.

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