TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — A summertime tradition comes to an end Monday night. Thousands poured into Timonium for the last day of the Maryland State Fair.
Marcus Washington has more on the excitement that brings people back every year.READ MORE: Three Killed, One Injured In East Baltimore Shooting
The weather has been amazing Monday. Many came out earlier because they were afraid of rain. But it was a gorgeous day and people had a great day.
After 11 fun-packed days, the fair has ended.
“It’s the best day of my life,” said one girl.
But it didn’t stop thrill-seekers.
“That’s for them. I’m good. Long as they’re having fun; I’m great,” said Dia Brock.
“It was super fun,” said one girl.
“It was so high,” said another.
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“I love the Italian sausage but the kids love cotton candy,” said Tim Pawlik.
And of course, the games.
For 133 years, the Maryland State Fair has entertained families who keep coming back.
“It’s almost like a celebration for my birthday; it’s in July,” said Edna Miller.
But through the years, the attendance has been a roller coaster. 2013 saw 411,000 attend the fair; this year, it was less than 360,000.
“We had weather early in the fair,” said Max Mosner. “Late last night, yesterday, we lost.”
Whether it’s two or 2,000, the fun doesn’t stop.
The fair doesn’t close until 10. If many people are there, officials say they will stay open later.
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