TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — The 140th Maryland State Fair will be fully open from August 26 to September 6, and pre-registration is open for the fair’s numerous competitions.

Thanks to the pandemic, last year’s fair was closed to the general public, but this year, the fair anticipates high attendance and a high number of new entries for competitions.

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“The pandemic resulted in a renewed interest in home gardening and farming,” said Maryland State Fair Farm & Garden Superintendent Bill Langlotz. “Therefore, we expect a larger number of first-time exhibitors and increased entries in all Farm & Garden categories at this year’s Maryland State Fair.”

To enter your best produce, flowers and more in the Farm and Garden Competitions, find out more and sign up here.

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If you don’t have a green thumb, there are plenty of other competitions to enter. There’s a variety of home arts competitions ranging from baked goods, to fine arts, to photography!

Check out a full list of competitions and registration information on the state fair’s website.

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