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August 13, 2012
The Maryland State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds opens Fri., Aug. 24 and runs through Mon., Sept. 3. The 4-H/Home Arts, Farm and Garden, Exhibition and the Museum/DNR buildings are open Monday to Thursday, from noon to 10 p.m. On Friday ro Sunday, and Labor Day from hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Midway rides, games and food stands are open Monday to Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. and Friday to Sunday, and Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m....
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Sports Digest | August 31, 2014
Horse racing Acosta rides four winners, increases State Fair lead JD Acosta padded his lead in the jockey standings when he rode four winners on the 10-race program at the Maryland State Fair. Last year's leading rider has 11 wins during the first five days of the meeting. On Saturday, he won the fourth race with Late Start ($3.60), the fifth with Dixie Deputy ($4.40), the sixth with Steel Curtain ($4.20) and the finale with Corporate Measure ($10.80). Hugh McMahon saddled two winners to move ahead of King Leatherbury in the trainer standings with two days of racing remaining.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2011
You'll have no trouble finding food at the Maryland State Fair. Some of it is still walking around on hooves, granted. But once you're on the Midway, you'd have trouble swinging a test-your-strength mallet without hitting a stand selling corn dogs, fried dough, french fries or skewered chicken. Oddly, as hamburgers have become the an upscale item and a precious gem in the locavore dining, they've nearly vanished from the fair's main street. Sausage is plentiful, but hot dogs are hardly seen.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Paul Manna got his start booking wedding bands for $50 a week plus 15 percent to 20 percent commission. It was a way into music, which he knew he wanted, but it wasn't quite right. "My heart wasn't in booking wedding bands," said Manna, who, at 47, still remembers vividly the thrill of his first concert when he was 15 — Ted Nugent at the Civic Center in Baltimore. Since he started 24-7 Entertainment in 1997, he's been working to provide that excitement for audiences, booking about 100 shows a year in the Baltimore area.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
A gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer is going to be appearing this weekend at the Maryland State Fair. No, sigh, it's not Michael Phelps. It's Matt Grevers, who's no slouch when it comes to prowess in the pool. And hey, let's face it, Phelps would be mobbed. With Grevers, you've got an excellent chance at face-time with a certified champion -- he won two golds in London, in the 100-meter backstroke and the 400-meter medley relay. And Grevers won't be the only Olympian at the fair.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
The deep-fried decadence of the state fair may get most of the attention , but the Brewers Association of Maryland has done the beer-drinking public a service this year by curating a beer list that should make any local proud. The fair kicks off Friday, and the Brewers Association of Maryland will be serving the following beers (all brewed in-state) both weekends (Aug. 23-25 and Aug. 30-Sept. 2) from noon to 10 p.m. in the Maryland Foods Pavilion: • DuClaw Brewing Company's Sweet Baby Jesus (a rich peanut butter and chocolate porter)
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
The Maryland State Fair returns on Friday and runs through Sept. 2. Take a look at our top 10 favorite things to eat and drink at the fair . You'll find most of them at the Maryland Foods Pavilion, located across from the Cow Palace. And what's a state fair without an eating contest? On Saturday, there'll be a Roma Classic Mild Sausage Eating Contest at 12:30 p.m. Employees of the Baltimore-based sausage company will pick contestants out of the crowd. So, hang around in front of the Cow Palace Milking Parlor and wait to be discovered.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2012
Ever even conceive of a 300-pound crab cake? The folks at Handy International did -- breaking their own record for World's Largest Crab Cake and serving it up to attendees of the Maryland State Fair Saturday. What goes into a 300-pound crab cake? 200 pounds of crab meat, as well as eggs, breading and seasoning. Handy Seafood's Jim Cupp designed a rotisserie-style cooker to complete the challenge. It took 8 hours for the massive crab cake to cook, and it was weighed at noon. Sandwiches from the record-setting cake were sold, benefitting the Maryland 4-H Foundation. 
ENTERTAINMENT
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2010
Deep-fried Pop-Tarts? Underwater robotics? Jousting? The U.S. Navy? All this and Justin Bieber, too? Just when you think the Maryland State Fair cannot add another item to its long list of livestock, food, blue ribbons, rides, entertainment and demonstrations, it does. More than 400,000 people from Maryland and neighboring states are expected to visit the Timonium fairgrounds between now and Labor Day, when the fair closes. They will find old favorites — the Ferris wheel and the merry-go-round are always the two most popular rides on the midway — and some new favorites.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2010
Move over, Justin Bieber — another Justin has trumped your arrival in Timonium. A Holstein calf was born Sunday afternoon at the University of Maryland birthing center at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, and fair officials said there were no surprises when a group of more than 100 children were tasked with naming the newborn. "Justin," the calf — named after Bieber, who will play a sold-out show at the fairgrounds tonight — was born just after 3:20 p.m. and weighed in at 80 lbs. Justin's mother, who had been in labor since around noon, doesn't have a name.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened Wednesday. Hannah, who attends Hereford Middle School, thinks she'd be learning more at the fair. "At school, in the first couple of weeks you don't do anything. It's kind of pointless," she said. "With 4-H, you always learn something new. You never stop.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | August 21, 2014
Horse racing State Fair meet runs Friday to Labor Day The second season of horse racing in Maryland begins Friday with nine races at the Maryland State Fair, the only fair east of the Mississippi that still conducts a sanctioned thoroughbred meeting. The meet covers seven days and will be contested over successive weekends, ending Labor Day. Laurel Park's fall meeting starts Sept. 5. Last year J.D. Acosta accepted 60 mounts at the fair and led riders with 16 wins. He has six mounts Friday.
NEWS
Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
OCEAN CITY - Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City's boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day. Franchot wants to deliver 10,000 signatures under the banner “Let Summer Be Summer” to Maryland lawmakers in January, when he will kick off lobbying for a new law that would forbid school districts from beginning classes before September. While the petition itself is symbolic, it continues the state comptroller's more than yearlong campaign to push back the first day of school.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Mary Bracken Neale, a retired natal intensive care nurse and ocean sailor, died of cancer May 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74. Born Mary Elizabeth Bracken in Baltimore and raised on Atwood Road, she was the daughter of Thomas Bracken, a National Labor Relations Board attorney, and Adeline Ogier Bracken, an award-winning athlete and graduate of what is now Notre Dame of Maryland University. Mrs. Neale attended St. Mary's of the Assumption School in Govans and was a 1958 graduate of Maryvale Preparatory School.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Julia T. Kappler, an insurance agent who won awards for her handmade hooked rugs, died of cancer Feb. 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74. Born Julia Scott Todd in Orange, Va., she was the daughter of James T. Todd, a longtime Orange County treasurer, and Orene Dickinson Todd, a homemaker. She was a 1956 graduate of Orange High School and earned a degree at Sweet Briar College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mrs. Kappler moved to Atlanta, where she worked at the Georgia Historical Society.
FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Today's 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is getting a lot of attention. Here are five things you probably didn't know about the speech: 1. The speech was not delivered at the battle of Gettysburg, which was fought in July. It marked the dedication of a Union cemetery, one that still draws many visitors today. 2. President Abraham Lincoln was not the featured speaker at the 1863 dedication. That honor went to Edward Everett, whose lofty career included time as a clergyman, U.S. senator and president of Harvard University.
NEWS
September 4, 2011
A 9-year-old boy was injured Saturday at the Maryland State Fair when he tried get off a small swing ride while it was operating. The incident was the most serious injury this year at the state fair, which ends Monday, said Michael Huber, coordinator of emergency services at the event in Timonium. Huber said the child's grandmother put him on the ride. "At some point, he decided he didn't want to be on it and attempted to exit the ride while it was in operation," Huber said.
NEWS
Svanessen2@hotmail.com | September 11, 2013
Who says people in the suburban neighborhoods in our area can't grow prize-winning vegetables? Rose Marie Fury walked away with 27 ribbons from the Maryland State Fair this year. Nine of the ribbons were for her homegrown vegetables including purple potatoes, red potatoes, red onions and sweet onions, all of which she grew in her backyard garden that is roughly 25 feet by 45 feet. And Fury's talent extends beyond gardening. She also won in the food preservation and baked goods and candy divisions.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | September 2, 2013
Et cetera Cal tops No. 2 Terps in OT in men's soccer No. 2 Maryland forced overtime with Jake Pace 's goal with 11:56 left in regulation, but the Terps (0-1-1) dropped a 3-2 men's soccer decision to host California on Sunday. The Golden Bears (2-0) scored the game-winner when Alec Sundly 's follow shot beat Zack Steffen to his right after the keeper made a tough save. More men's soccer: Pete Caringi (Calvert Hall) scored two second-half goals, leading host UMBC (2-0)
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