Livestock and horse shows open at 9 a.m. each day, while most of the fair opens at 10 a.m. weekends and Labor Day, or noon on weekdays.
Admission to the fair is $8 for adults or $3 for children 6-11 (kids 6 and under are admitted free). Ride tickets are not included. Information on admission and ride deals are available on the fair's website.
Parking is available at the fairgrounds or in nearby lots. You can also reach the fair via light rail at the Timonium stop.