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2024 MD State Fair Starts August 22nd!

To Enter your Competitive Exhibits go to either Junior Livestock or Open Class under Exhibitors!

For General Fair Information or Ticketing Information go to State Fair Info!

The 2024 Maryland State Fair will take place starting August 22nd, 2024 !

Midway & Building Opening Hours:
Thursday, August 22: 5 PM
Friday, August 23: 10 AM
Saturday, August 24: 10 AM
Sunday, August 25: 10 AM

Thursday, August 29: 5 PM
Friday, August 30: 10 AM
Saturday, August 31: 10 AM
Sunday, September 1: 10 AM
Monday, September 2: 10 AM

Thursday, September 5: 5 PM
Friday, September 6: 10 AM
Saturday, September 7: 10 AM
Sunday, September 8: 10 AM

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

Please TUNE IN and watch with us on Facebook or YouTube Live!

2024 Schedules
2024 Open Class & 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2024 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2024 MSF Full Schedule of Events!
2024 MSF Program!

Timonium OTB!

Nick’s Grandstand Grill & Crabhouse is now OPEN! Click HERE for a Menu.

      To stay up-to-date with the latest specials visit them online!    Nicks Logo

OTBLogoWelcome to The Maryland Jockey Club’s newest Timonium Off Track Betting Center at The Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road; use the Timonium Road entrance.

All bets are on at this premiere Center! Live simulcast Racing 7 days a week!

This new and spacious simulcast Center, encompassing some 2500 square feet on the second level in the Grandstand at The Maryland State Fairgrounds features all of the latest in amenities one would expect in Off Track Betting. Whether you take the Grandstand elevator or prefer the stairs, there’s plenty of off track betting experiences waiting for you! Bring your closest friends … schedule a lunch meeting … celebrate a birthday … hold a company outing … make it a date night!

The Timonium OTB Center is Maryland’s place to be seven days a week! Scheduled OTB hours are (subject to change without notice): Tellers will be on at Noon everyday (unless we have an early post and that will vary); wagering can begin via self-serve kiosk at 11:30 a.m.

Approximate Closing Times:
Mondays – Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday:  11:00 p.m.
Sundays:  8:00 p.m.

Plenty of FREE parking/Directions/Easy access of I-83/Light Rail access.
FREE self-parking is in a well-lit area with easy access to the Timonium OTB.
*Valet Parking is offered only during special events.*

Guests at the Timonium OTB enjoy Free wireless internet.



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2024 Online Entry Systems!

January 4, 2021


4-H/FFA – Enter ONLINE (Online Entries will close July 15th @ 11:59PM).

**This year the Open Class Home Arts, Farm & Garden & Livestock will utilize the same system.
This means only create ONE username, password and user fee for all Open Class.** 

     Open Class Home Arts – Enter ONLINE (Online Entries will close July 31st @ 11:59PM).

     Open Class Farm & Garden – Enter ONLINE (Online Entries will close July 31st @ 11:59PM).

     Open Class Livestock – Enter ONLINE (Online Entries will close July 31st @ 11:59PM).

2023 Schedules
2023 Open Class & 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2023 4H/FFA Exhibitor Schedule of Events!
2023 MSF Full Schedule of Events!
2023 MSF Program!

MD State Fair Safety & Security

MD STATE FAIR SECURITY POLICY: Following a meeting with Baltimore County and State Emergency Management Teams, The Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc., has instituted a new policy for the protection of its patrons.  Fairgoers will not be allowed to bring backpacks, coolers, large bags, wheeled carts, etc. to the Fairgrounds.  All persons and their permitted bags, such as camera bags, diaper bags, purses, and/or strollers, etc. are subject to direct physical search or indirect search. The Maryland State Fair reserves the right to alter carry-in policies at any time. The Maryland State Fair also reserves the right, without any refund of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by The Maryland State Fair to be disorderly.         




Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc., thank you for your contribution to our non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Your generous gift will help us to provide agricultural education to youth and the public throughout Maryland and surrounding states, and to give support to the agriculture industry for its future. We could not continue our mission without you!

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