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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The annual show will be in town Friday to Sunday.
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 …
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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 email@example.com.
There is a little rain in the forecast.
The Maryland State Fair suffered its biggest loss the five decades in 2011, thanks in large part to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee that followed. An earthquake the week prior didn't help either. The state fair has already lost a day to inclimate weather in 2012, along with the cancellation of a few race days. Don't let bad weather ruin your weekend if you're planning on dropping by the fairgrounds. From the National Weather Service: Saturday: Sunny with a high nearing 88. Saturday night: Partly cloudly with a low around 67. Sunday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation. High near 83. Sunday night: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a 40 percent chance of …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
State Comptroller Peter Franchot wants you to put down the corn dog for a minute to see if you have unclaimed property.
$71,516. That's the amount of money one man found last year by visiting the Comptroller's booth at the Maryland State Fair in 2011. The Comptroller's Office has for several years now taken its unclaimed property booth around to different fairs and festival across the state. Representatives working the booth can search a person's name in the unclaimed property database, which currently exceeds $50 million in funds, according to a release. “If you misplace $72,000 you’d think that you’d know. A lot of the time it’s not even something that people are aware of that is out there," Kim Frum, a spokeswoman for the Comptroller's Office, said. "A lot of unclaimed property comes from forgotten checking accounts, or forgotten safety deposit boxes, …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
North America’s oldest thoroughbred auction company, founded in 1898, held its tri-annual sale in Timonium.
Timonium saw more than $16 million change hands at the Maryland State Fairgrounds over the last two days at Fasig-Tipton’s Mid-Atlantic horse sale auction, according to the Daily Racing Forum’s online report. Three hundred thirteen two-year-old horses with famous pedigrees and shiny futures were auctioned for as high as $575,000. Running an eighth of a mile in 10.2 seconds is apparently the speed that makes a young horse expensive – that was the clocked speed for both the highest priced colt and filly. The second-highest priced colt ran the eighth-mile in 11 seconds. He was auctioned for $470,000, while the filly, which ran faster, was auctioned for $450,000. Read more about the Fasig-Tipton here and the Daily Racing Forum’s report on the…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Tell us how you feel about the new addition to the Maryland State Fairgrounds.
Is it a welcome, much-needed addition to the York Road corridor? Or is it an eye sore, further adding distractions to nighttime driving? You Tell Us: How do you feel about the new Maryland State Fairgrounds sign? Background: The old sign had seen better days—more than a decade ago, to be exact. The old sign stood at one of the entry ways to the Maryland State Fairgrounds for 17 years, according to fairgrounds vice president Andy Cashman. About 16 months ago, lightning struck the sign that welcomed visitors to not only the state fair, but to the heart of Timonium. The South Dakota based company that erected the sign could no longer find the right parts needed to fix it, because the technology was so out-dated. Now stands a brightly-lit …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Lutherville couple Steve Bauer and Marianne Wittlesberger were unable to settle on a suitable location for the haunted house charity.
The deranged clown that terrified Timonium in 2010 won’t be showing his crooked teeth in this part of town for Halloween this year. Lutherville couple Stever Bauer and Marianne Wittlesberger (The Jokesters), founders of the Timonium Scaregrounds, were unable to secure a location for the haunted attraction this year, according to the Towson Times. Check out our video from last year to see what you're missing. Bauer unsuccessfully scoured the Baltimore County area for weeks. “We had a really good lead on this one venue, but then we read that the owner had been arrested [on charges of] child pornography,” Bauer told Patch. Bauer was speaking of Ira Rigger, former owner of the Padonia Park Club. However, for one reason or another, 13 …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
You're not going to find these treats at your local grocery store.
Browsing the Baltimore County Farmers Market at the Maryland State Fairgrounds recently, I came across some unusual vegetables that you wouldn't find at the local Wegmans or Giant grocery stores. I had grown tired of the usual tomatoes, corn, beans and melons, and decided to experiment with something new. The farmers market didn't disappoint. Huge tomatillos with the paper husks bright purple okra, giant Armenian cucumbers and three different colors of beets were some of the more uncommon selections sold by vendors. The beets were so beautiful that I picked up three different varieties to make a beet salad. I have vivid, bad memories of tasting Harvard beets from a jar when I was a young girl and spitting them out in disgust. But I decided…