washingtonpost.com

Sunday, August 16, 2009

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH MARKET

Area farmers peddle their produce at the Pennsylvania Dutch Market.

11121 York Rd., Cockeysville, Md., 410-316-1534, http://www.padutchmarket.com.

VALLEY VIEW FARMS GARDEN CENTER AND NURSERY

With its array of fruits, vegetables and flowering plants, the Valley View Farms Garden Center and Nursery is the go-to place for fair growers.

11035 York Rd., Cockeysville, Md., 410-527-0700, http://www.valleyviewfarms.com.

CORNER STABLE

The Corner Stable caters the fair's horseracing events but also serves its barbecue ribs in its dining room.

9942 York Rd., Cockeysville, Md., 410-666-8722,

http://www.cornerstable.com.

HIGHTOPPS BACKSTAGE GRILLE

In the evening, Hightopps Backstage Grille turns into an after-party spot for workers and attendees.

2306 York Rd., Timonium, Md., 410-560-7101,

http://www.hightoppsbackstagegrille.com.

TIMONIUM FAIRGROUNDS

Timonium Fairgrounds hosts year-round events, such as an antiques flea market, but the Maryland State Fair is one of its grandest.

2200 York Rd., Timonium, Md.

FIRE MUSEUM OF MARYLAND

If the firefighting demo sparks an interest, view the exhibits at the Fire Museum of Maryland.

1301 York Rd., Lutherville, Md., 410-321-7500,

http://www.firemuseummd.org . $10 adults, $8 seniors and firefighters, $5 ages 2 to 18.

TOWSON DINER

It's always breakfast time at the Towson Diner, known for its morning meals served 24 hours a day.

718 York Rd., Towson, Md. 410-321-0407,

http://www.towsondiner.net.

View all comments that have been posted about this article.

© 2009 The Washington Post Company