Aug. 21, 2013 – The Maryland Lottery is giving out forty tickets to the Maryland State Fair, which kicks off this Friday at Timonium Fairgrounds and will run until Monday, Sept. 2.
To enter your name for a chance at one of the ten sets of four tickets, all you have to do is email the Maryland Lottery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, your date of birth (to verify you’re 18 or older), and your mailing address. The Lottery is only accepting entries until 3 P.M. today, so be sure to send an email before it’s too late.
The Maryland State Fair is 10 days of events you definitely won’t want to miss. Along with “Swifty Swine” pig racing and swimming pigs, fair-goers will find a dog show, livestock shows (including a live birthing center – the miracle of life!), and of course, lots of feel-good food.
Along with traditional state fair fare, like corndogs, sweet corn, and peach pie, you can also find deep-fried Oreos, Twinkies, and Pop-tarts – favorites at the State Fair’s official deep frying stand, run by Bryan “The Candyman” Shankman.
There will even be tantalizing red velvet funnel cake and a crab-and-crab-ball sandwich – check out Baltimore Sun restaurant critic Richard Gorelick’s State Fair favorites and plan your menu before you get to the Fairgrounds.
The fun isn’t limited to food and animals, either. After weather troubles washed out the past two years’ fairs, the organizers wanted to add a little extra to the celebration. Three national acts will take stage over the “12 best days of summer”
Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted will play Sunday, Aug. 25, as part of their summer tour together. Fall Out Boy will take the stage on Thursday, Aug. 29, and Three Days Grace will wrap up the concert series on Sunday, Sept. 1.
Those three concerts will take place on the infield stage, but indoors, Budweiser will be setting up a bar area with “an impressive lineup of local musicians and a mechanical bull,” according to an ABC News report.
Budweiser will also be bringing the famous Clydesdale horses along for visitors to meet, though the big beasts of TV commercial fame won’t be running in any of the 10 days of thoroughbred racing the State Fair will feature.
That’s only the beginning of all the fun the Maryland State Fair has in store this year. After two years of less-than-stellar conditions, you can bet the Fair organizers had a no-holds-barred attitude towards making this the most memorable State Fair yet.
There’s no better time to email the Maryland Lottery and try to win a four-pack of tickets to this special summer celebration. You can find more details on the State Fair and a full schedule of events at the Maryland State Fair website.