Maryland State Fair
The 133rd Maryland State Fair showcases local culture, science, cuisine and shopping. See thoroughbreds and swifty swine pig races; inspect prize livestock; view the best of Maryland gardens and kitchens; try local delicacies; shriek with glee aboard carnival rides; watch chainsaw masters hack out ice sculptures; watch live bull and barrel racing at a rodeo; see jousting and more; hear big-name music acts (all $25 at 6:30pm): 38 Special with Great Train Robbery, Aug. 22; Grand Funk Railroad with Johnny Chill, Aug. 28; and Phil Vassar with Lyndsey Highlander, Aug. 30. 9am-10pm livestock shows; 10am-10pm demonstrations & exhibits. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. $8/general admission; $45/50 ride tickets: 410-252-0200 x225; www.marylandstatefair.com.