Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Check out this historical photograph, courtesy of the Baltimore County Public Library.
Now that spring has sprung, despite yesterday's wintry weather, we turn our eyes ahead to summer. Warm weather, goin' 'downy' ocean, and of course that long-held tradition: the Maryland State Fair. The photo attached to this article, taken in 1908, shows people walking along the midway of the Maryland State Fair which, even then, was held at what we know as the fairgrounds in Timonium. This photo is proof that the state fair is at least a century-old tradition for Marylanders; but do you know when the first fair was held at the Timonium fairgrounds? Leave your best guess in the comments. Do you have an interesting bit of Lutherville-Timonium history to share? Email editor Nick Gestido: email@example.com
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The country music award winning outfit made the announcement on their website.
One of the musical acts at the 2013 Maryland State Fair has already been booked, just one day after the close of 2012's annual carnival and 4-H festival. The Band Perry—the third and final act of the Maryland State Fair's summer concert series—saw their show cut short due to an impending storm. The group's agent Rob Beckham announced on Twitter that a plan was in the works to appease fans who were let down by the abbreviated seven-song set. The band made the following announcement on its official website: "The Band Perry and the Maryland State Fair will be rescheduling the lightning shortened show Sept 1st, for a TBD date at the MD State Fair in 2013. All tickets purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date. More info to come in the …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
The Band Perry's agent is working on "a plan" for fans.
UPDATE (1:30 p.m.)—The Band Perry's headlining concert at the Maryland State Fair was rained out Saturday night. The Baltimore Sun reports concertgoers headed for cover shortly before the scheduled 7:30 p.m. show. The Band Perry played seven songs before lightning was spotted in the area, according to a fairgrounds spokeswoman. The band went offstage, and the show was canceled 15 minutes later, the Sun reports. The area was under a thunderstorm warning until 7:45 p.m. Fairgrounds president and general manager Howard "Max" Mosner released the following statement: The Band Perry made every attempt to get the show in. There was a delay waiting until the first storm passed. The band came back and played for approximately 35 minutes while …
Friday, August 31, 2012
From parking to new events and everything in between, Patch explains what you can expect from the state fair this Labor Day weekend.
Maryland State Fairgrounds president and general manager Howard “Max” Mosner remembers the irate — although he calls them “funny” — phone calls he received during the 2011 state fair. “How dare you run that fair and use up our electricity,” he said, reciting the common theme of calls relating the massive outages caused by Hurricane Irene. Of course, the state fair’s power use did not impact the surrounding the community. The hurricane, followed by Tropical Storm Lee, however caused the lowest attendance at the Maryland State Fair in Mosner’s 50-year legacy, which was decidedly not comical. “You can never make up what we lost that first weekend,” Mosner said. But you can learn a lesson or two. Scroll to the bottom of the page to read …
Add your pics and clips to our neighborhood gallery with a click.
Help Lutherville-Timonium Patch expand its Neighborhood Gallery by adding your best photos and videos of what this town is most known for—hosting the Maryland State Fair. Add your best photos and videos by click on the "upload" links above. Be sure to tell us what's going on the pics and clips that you're sending in. Take a look at photos from state fairs past and watch a video produced by Lutherville-Timonium Patch editor Nick DiMarco about the rides of the state fair, shot from a first-person perspective. (Spoiler alert: He doesn't like drop tower.) ____ Are you going to the state fair this weekend? Have questions? Send them to Nick DiMarco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you going?
First there was Bieber. Then there was Gomez. But tonight, Timonium gets... Justice. Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice is the third act for a third straight year the Maryland State Fair has landed, appealing to a younger "teenybopper" crowd. Wow, I feel old for putting "teenybopper" in quotes. These acts have been wildly popular in the past with Justin Bieber's concert two years ago selling out in—literally—minutes and Selena Gomez attracting over 10,000 to Timonium. Justice will be performing on stage alongside Max Schnieder at 7:30 p.m. in the infield of the fairgrounds racetrack. Tickets are still available for tonight's concert. For Timonium residents and out-of-town fairgoers, the star power that comes with someone like Justice …
Friday, August 24, 2012
A local restaurant/bar manager had to get eight stitches under his left eye, as a result of the fight.
A Hightopps Backstage Grille manager receieved eight stitches under his left eye after being punched and kicked by several men during a bar fight late Monday. The fight involved at least three men who are temporary employees working at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, according to the police report. (Disclosure: Nick DiMarco previously worked at Hightopps Backstage Grille.) The fight started over a disagreement about who was going to use the pool tables in the lower bar Monday night. The manager on duty attempted to break up the argument when two men, both temporary state fair workers, picked up a large bar stool and, while the manager’s back was turned, attempted to strike him in the head. The manager deflected the stool and then a…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
View all of the classic Maryland State Fair carnival rides.
I'd do anything for my loyal readers. I'd even take a spin, hang on for dear life, or be dropped three stories on a dozen carnival rides just so you could get a better look at the Maryland State Fair. Fast forward to the 40-second mark to see just how much I really don't like falling from "high" heights. Earlier in the week I posted a photo to Instagram about the newest addition to the state fair's ride lineup—the Supernova. This sadistic thrill ride throws you around like a rag doll while spinning on an inverted axis, all the while music from the likes of Ke$ha blares in your ear. The spinning I can forgive. The music, I cannot. But enough about me. Tell Patch which ride you look forward to most at the state fair. Which rides do you …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tickets are still available.
Maryland State Fair organizers scheduled the two biggest headliners of their summer concert series on back-to-back night. Once Victoria Justice is finished rockin' teenyboppers from across the state, The Band Perry will step in to sooth the country spirit country music loving spirit in all of us Saturday night. "The Band Perry’s 'modern throwback' style, that combines classic country with an eclectic infusion of rock, gospel and soul sound, is reflected on their self-titled certified Platinum debut album THE BAND PERRY, as well as their second album due out later this year," according to a release. But honestly, no one can better sing the praises of The Band Perry than true fans. Sound off in the comments below! The group was this year …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Looking for something to do with your weekend? Check out these great fairs and festivals.
As the summer draws to a close, fair and festival season is heating up around the region. Check out some of our picks for upcoming fairs and festivals in Baltimore & Harford counties. What: Bel Air BBQ Bash When: Aug. 10, 4 to 10 p.m., Aug. 11, noon to 10 p.m. Where: Downtown Bel Air. Use 2 South Bond St., Bel Air, MD 21014 for GPS directions. Shuttles will be available from Bel Air High School and The John Carroll School. Why Go: Live music, beer, and of course tons of tasty barbeque. For a list of teams competing in the BBQ bash, schedule of bands and more check out the website. How much: Admission is free; food and drinks are not. What: Havre de Grace Seafood Festival When: Aug. 10, 4 to 8 p.m.; Aug. 11, 10a.m. to 8 p.m.; Aug. 12, 10 a.…