Mission: The mission of the maryland state
Programs: The annual maryland state fair was held 8/22 thru 9/1/14 and hosted over 350,000 attendees. More than 4,700 marylanders entered 22,113 animals, produce, food products, handmade crafts, and art for judging. The birthing center and milking parlor offered a md farm experience to all attendees, while the maryland foods pavillion showcased local culinary treats. The maryland state fair not only showcases the excellence in 4h and ffa individual and team projects and programs, but serves as the statewide arm for youth networking and potential career development. Other fair programs that enhance these experiences and raise the awareness of maryland agriculture are the u learn center, animal world, stem and technology.
thoroughbred racing was held for 7 days during the 2014 state fair. In addition to supporting maryland horsebreeding, the racing days provide a public entertainment activity each year during the fair.
each year the maryland state fair makes it's facilities available to other livestock and agricultural groups for reduced rental rates. The atlantic national angus event, baltimore county farmers market, baltimore county 4-h fair, maryland horsebreeders yearling show,the pdca dairy cattle show & youth swine show are held on the fairgrounds.