The Maryland State Fairgrounds is the venue for the annual state fair at the end of August, obviously, but it's also host to trade shows, craft and antique shows, motorcycle races, computer shows, RV shows, auctions, and more. You can rent halls for weddings and other events, too. It is well kept and tidy. The fair is lots of fun though parking is a problem and traffic gets crazy. The farm animals are the best part, if you ask me. That and the ice cream parlor and Maryland Foods pavilion--yum!