Get deep fried anything. From deep fried oreos to deep fried Berger Cookies, the Maryland State Fair has it all. The indulgent food is often a fair-goer favorite.
Enjoy the rides. From dizzying spins to towering heights, rides at the Maryland State Fair are a fan favorite. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Check out the music. This year .38 Special will perform at the Maryland State Fair. Previous headliners include Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Head to the races. Pictured, a young rider performs a jump during a equestrian event at the Maryland State Fair Sept. 3, 2009. The State Fairgrounds include a horse racetrack that is utilized during the fair. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Watch an animal birth. Pictured Amanda Heilman shows a 3-day-old pig to fair goers at the Maryland State Fair Sept. 3, 2009. The birthing center at the state fair gives fairgoers the chance to see calves and piglets be born. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Play the games. Pictured, a young girl collects her prize at the Maryland State Fair Sept. 3, 2009. Yes, these classic pay-to-play games are legendary for a reason. The possibility to win the big prize can be a big temptation. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Check out some serious arm wrestling action. The 7th annual Maryland Arm Wrestling cCassic will return to the Maryland State Fair Aug. 30 this year. It's a special amateur competition that features standard weight classes.
Look at the animals. Animals are a big highlight of the Maryland State Far, from the 4H presentions to petting zoo-like opportunities our the furry and feathered make a strong showing at the fair. (Adrienne Green)
Find free stuff. Often you can find free or promotional items in exhibition halls at the fairgrounds.
Stick around for the fireworks. This year fireworks will take place Aug. 23 and 31 at the racetrack infield. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)