TIMONIUM, Md. — The 126th Annual Maryland State Fair welcomed thousands to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium from Aug. 24 to Sept. 3.
The fair featured the usual crowd favorites including a professional bull riding contest, pig racing, a daily card of thoroughbred racing, and lots and lots of animals.
There was cooking demostrations for people to enjoy and of course, “Little Lena”, who fair organizers claim is the world’s smallest woman at 29 inches tall and is smaller than a 2-year-old child.
Over 40 rides greeted people in the famous midway.
There were also concerts each night with famous artists including country singer John Michael Montgomery, and pop group INXS.
A state fair wouldn’t be a state fair though without the farm animals. Visitors strolled through the “cow palace” as they caught glimpses of dairy and beef cows and a glass enclosed milking area gave people the chance to see cows getting milked.
The outside educational pens gave people the chance to learn about various animals.
And the 4-H and open shows gave visitors a chance to see the hard work that goes into taking care of an animal.
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