11 Best Days of Summer - The Maryland State Fair 2009

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Real Estate Agent with Houwzer Inc MD RE License 579412

11 Best Days of Summer - The Maryland State Fair 2009

The 11 best days of summer are about to begin on August 28, 2009.  I don't know about you, but I've love the fair since I was a little kid.  The rides, the exhibits, the competition of local farmers and crafts people and so much more.  Not to mention the funnel cake and grilled sausage with peppers and onions.  Then to top it off Turkey Hill has an ice cream concession selling their delicious ice cream.  Then there are the animals, the equestrian competitions and the horse races.  And, through out the fair there are live performances by some great bands.  This year Boyz II Men, Gary Allen and Gavin McGraw are giving great performances. The fair runs every day until September 7, 2009. 

ADMISSION: Adult admission $8, Senior admission (62 & over) $6, Children (6 to 11) $3, children under 6 are admitted free. Rides are not included. Rides are individually priced.

RIDES: Tickets may be purchased at the Midway Ride Ticket Booths. Tickets are $1.25 each and each ride uses approximately 1-6 rides tickets. RIDE DISCOUNT TICKET SHEETS are also available at ride ticket booths: 50 ride tickets for $45.  Each year there are ride specials available on different days.

RIDEMANIA: Ridemania night is Thursday, August 27, 2009 and starts at 5PM.  Ride all night for just $15.  This year there will also be a walk around pass for those individuals who are not riding any rides. The walk around pass will be $4.  NO BULIDINGS WILL BE OPEN, just the Midway and rides.

WRISTBANDS: Ride Wristbands, for $20, will be available Friday, August 28, 2009 and Monday, August 31, 2009 through Thursday, September 3, 2009 (sold only from Noon to 6PM).  Ride wristbands can be purchased at the midway ride ticket booths.

FOOD LION RIDE COUPON:  $5 off coupon on wristbands, will be available, while supplies last, at participating Food Lion stores.  Please call Food Lion ahead of time to check coupon availability.  NOTE:  Food Lion Ride Coupon will ONLY be available for use on Friday, August 28, 2009 and Monday, August 31, 2009 through Thursday, September 3, 2009 (ride wristbands sold only from Noon to 6PM at Midway Ride Ticket Booths).  Food Lion coupons are NOT valid on Labor Day.

LABOR DAY RIDE SPECIAL:  Monday, September 7, 2009 from 10AM to 10PM.  Fairgoers pay $20 for a ride wristband, to ride an unlimited number of rides from 10AM to 10PM on Labor Day.  Fair admission is not included.

HOURS:
Livestock and Horse Shows: Open 9am to 10 pm
Demonstration and Exhibit Halls:
Monday through Friday - Open 12noon to 10 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, September 7th - Open 10am to 10pm 
Midway Hours: Open 10 am (weekends & Monday, September 7th) / Open 12 noon (weekdays)

PARKING: Limited parking is available on the Fairgrounds for $3. Free parking is available at the Park and Ride location on Deereco Road west of the Fairgrounds. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Handicapped parking is available. Please see the fairgrounds parkers, and they will direct you to the appropriate and closest handicapped parking area. Because convenient parking is limited, fairgoers are encouraged to ride the Light Rail.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home give me a call today and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling.  If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy.  The tax savings and wealth building a lone is worth the plunge into todays market.

During 2009 Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc is waving administrative fees active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's.  If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc. will waive the admin fee at settlement.  This is a $350 savings.  If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give Advance Realty Anne Arundel a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent.  Our office is open 7 days a week and we can be reached at 410-761-1550.

June Piper-Brandon, Broker - Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc.

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If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in  Maryland give me a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and I'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's marketplace if you are thinking of selling.  If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone are worth the plunge into today's market. Houwzer and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

During these trying times, Houwzer and I are equipped with the latest technology to sell your home using Virtual Open Houses, Virtual showings, electronic signing, virtual inspection, and even online closings.   You can reach out to me through Snapchat, Duo, Skype, Google Hangouts, What's App, text messaging, or simply by phone.  We take your and your family's health and safety very seriously.  

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP

Houwzer Inc.

410-292-0100 - Direct   410-559-0155 Office

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comments (5)

Jon Budish
Resident Realty - Fort Collins, CO

Just the mention of state fairs brings a thousand images to mind, not to mention the smells and sounds.

Aug 26, 2009 03:25 PM
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

State Fairs are wonderful regardless of what state you live in they are all basically the same- the wonderful carnival atmosphere, cotton candy, funnel cakes, the foods, exhibits, side shows, crafts, a great family tradition of safe enjoyable and reasonable entertainment.  Love them!  Wish I lived closer.

Aug 27, 2009 01:51 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Oh, I haven't been to a state fair in forever. What great memories you've just brought back.

Aug 27, 2009 03:34 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

One of my memories of the childhood state fair is seeing Shania Twain play before she made it big in music she played at my home town fair. 

Aug 27, 2009 04:01 PM
Anonymous
Nancy

In past years it seemed there was a special day for Senior Citizens.   Is there such a day this year???

Thank you in advance!

Aug 27, 2010 11:17 AM
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