| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Today's 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is getting a lot of attention. Here are five things you probably didn't know about the speech:
1. The speech was not delivered at the battle of Gettysburg, which was fought in July. It marked the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:39 PM
One of the staples of Maryland eating is pit beef. There's something special about the flavor produced when cooking a beef roast over fire. It's not the most common sandwich to see at the stadium, but when done correctly, it makes for an easy and...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:06 AM
For the siblings of the Mississippi trio the Band Perry, there's always been something special about the fair.
On "Walk Me Down the Middle," a love song from the group's 2010 self-titled album, lead singer Kimberly Perry instructs a boyfriend to "walk me...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:32 AM
A gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer is going to be appearing this weekend at the Maryland State Fair.
No, sigh, it's not Michael Phelps.
It's Matt Grevers, who's no slouch when it comes to prowess in the pool. And hey, let's face it, Phelps would be...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:32 AM
The Maryland State Fair begins on Friday, and the Midway will again be the place for perennial favorites such as funnel cake and Italian sausage.
But there are a few new twists for 2012, according to Jim Ingram of Deggeller Attractions, the Stuart, Fla.-...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 2:47 PM
First was the heavy rain, forcing Maryland State Fair attendees awaiting the Band Perry to take cover in the grandstand of the racetrack and delaying the popular country band's set for more than an hour.
Then, seven songs into the show Saturday night,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
This year's Harford County Farm Fair promises to be a little more than the usual farm fair.
After a quarter-century of distinguishing itself as the area's headquarters for all things agricultural, the fair, which runs July 25 through 28, will have one...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:05 AM
100 Years Ago
Lost and found
In the For Sale column:
"Farm of 108 acres located on the Triadelphia pike and Sykesville road, 4 miles from state road to Sykesville, fine dwelling, six rooms, good water, never failing spring 30 yards from house, 10...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Fall Out Boy wants to "Save Rock and Roll" (the title of its recent comeback album), and the rock quartet plans to prove it at this year's Maryland State Fair.
The band will headline a concert on Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine, at the Maryland...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The bloodlines of a famous Harford County-based bull helped a young exhibitor from Pylesville take top honors during the Mason-Dixon Junior and Open Heifer Show held at the fairgrounds on July 10.
Timothy Hopkins from Pylesville brought home Supreme...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The Perryville Railroad Museum in the MARC train station is open on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The station has a working HO model layout of the Perryville WYE, numerous railroad artifacts on display, railroad history literature...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Next summer, the Harford County Farm Fair will most likely go on as usual. Pigs and cattle will continue to be displayed by fresh-faced young 4-H-ers. Visitors will still admire the lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs in the traditional stalls and cages.