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A Taste of Farm Life
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH MARKET
Area farmers peddle their produce at the Pennsylvania Dutch Market.
11121 York Rd., Cockeysville, Md., 410-316-1534, 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, valleyviewfarms.com.
The Corner Stable caters the fairís horseracing events but also serves its barbecue ribs in its dining room.
9942 York Rd., Cockeysville, Md., 410-666-8722, cornerstable.com.
HIGHTOPPS BACKSTAGE GRILLE
In the evening, Hightopps Backstage Grille turns into an after-party spot for workers and attendees.
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, firemuseummd.org . $10 adults, $8 seniors and firefighters, $5 ages 2 to 18.
Itís 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, towsondiner.net.
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