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History of the Fairgrounds at the Maryland State Fair Museum

March 19, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

With history as a racetrack dating to the 1830s and as a fairground dating to the 1870s, the Maryland State Fair and Timonium Fairgrounds have a long story to tell. Most families have memories of personal experiences at the fairgrounds that span generations. Come to learn about this local heritage and see the Maryland State Fair Museum.

Andy Cashman has had a lifelong love of the Fair, having joined 4-H and competed at the fair by the time he was nine years old. Andy joined the Baltimore County Fair Board at 19-years-old and became its youngest president at 20 years old. He then became president of the Carroll County Fair and was general manager of the Eastern National Livestock Show for 15 years.

In 1997, Andy joined the Maryland State Fair as its Assistant General Manager after many years of being its beef show superintendent. In 2007, he was the youngest person in The Maryland Association of Agricultural Fairs and Shows (MAAFS) history to receive the title, Fair Person of the Year, synonymous with a Hall of Fame Award. Since 2014, Andy has been the General Manager of the Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society.

Part of our Speaker Series. Admission: FREE to HSBC members; Non-members $5.99, Registration required.

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Maryland State Fair Museum at the Maryland State Fair and Timonium Fairgrounds

2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Please enter at the North Gate.

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For another story about racing in Timonium see our recent blog below:

Timonium: The Racecourse Before the Racetrack


March 19, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Historical Society of Baltimore County
(410) 666-1878
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Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 United States
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