Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day at the State Fair
Governor Larry Hogan extends an invitation to all Marylanders involved in volunteer service to spend a fun-filled Sunday at the Maryland State Fair. The Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day is presented by the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Maryland State Fair. All volunteers, friends, and family are welcome!
Bring school supplies! Donations of school supplies will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The following items will be collected at the fair entrances and various locations on the fairgrounds: composition books, calculators, No. 2 pencils, markers, crayons, binders, folders, hand sanitizer, tissues, glue sticks, and rulers. Backpacks and sharp items, such as scissors, are not permitted on the fairgrounds.
About the Event
When and where is the event held?
The Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day will be held on August 26, 2018* at the Maryland State Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until closing. The Fairgrounds are located at 2200 York Road in Timonium, Maryland.
I can’t make it on August 26, 2018; can I use the discount on another day?
No. The Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day passes are only accepted on August 26, 2018.*
How much does it cost to enter the Fair?
Show your Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day pass at the entrance gate, and up to five people will be admitted to the Fair for just $3. Please remember to bring the appropriate number of passes with you to admit you and guests. Failure to bring your pass will result in forfeiture of discount pricing.
Can I get free parking with this pass?
No. Transportation to and from the Fair is the responsibility of the patrons. We recommend using MTA or carpooling to the Maryland State Fair.
How much does it cost for children and/or other adults to enter the Fair?
Each Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day pass will admit up to five people (anyone 5 years of age or over) to the Fair for $3. Children under 5 are admitted for free (rides not included). Adult admission without a pass is $10. Adults 62 and over: $8. Children 6-11: $5. A ticket is required for all persons aged 3 and over for concerts held in the Racetrack Infield. Rides are not included. Rides are individually priced. Please note that many concession stands do not accept credit cards.
I have other questions about the Fair. Who can answer them?
Please direct all other questions to the Maryland State Fair or click here to visit their website.
* In case of inclement weather (and the closing of the Fair on August 26), the discounts will be honored on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Check the State Fair website for updates.
About the Passes
How do I request passes?
Click on the “Request Your State Fair Passes Today” link at the top or bottom of this page. Complete and submit the brief form, but do not close your browser. You will be redirected to a page where you can download your volunteer passes.
Do I need to print the pass in color?
No, the pass may be printed or copied in black and white, or color. Both are valid.
I saved my volunteer pass from last year; can I use it this year?
No. Please request a new 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day pass.
Can you mail or fax me a pass?
In an effort to reduce postage costs and paper usage, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is unable to mail or fax passes. If you do not have Internet or printer access, please visit a local library to use their computers. Click here to find a local library branch.