The 16th annual summer fair is scheduled for July 14, according to Lynn Richardson, president of the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association, which organizes and sponsors the fair.
"We're looking at this as a very positive thing. The only downside is that it's not in a [Perry Hall or White Marsh] zip code. Now it's become a little more of a regional fair, rather than just a local fair," Richardson told Patch.
Al Cunniff, director of marketing for the center's management company St. John Properties, could not confirm plans for the fair when contacted by Patch on Wednesday.
The 2010 and 2011 fairs were held at Honeygo Village Center in Perry Hall. While last year's fair brought record-breaking attendance, estimated at more than 13,000, it also caused parking problems and led to disputes with some shopping center tenants.
Richardson announced in July that fair planners were seeking a new location.
Some community members had lobbied for the fair to return to its former location on the grounds of Perry Hall High School, where it had been ousted in 2009 with the enforcement of a controversial Baltimore County facilities use rule. But even with a rule revision, the school was still unwilling to host the fair, Richardson said.
"I've been fighting this battle for the last six years, and it's not like we haven't made an attempt to make it work somewhere else," she said.
Vendor and sponsor applications will be available on the fair website after Feb. 1.
Baltimore Crossroads @95, with its extensive on-site parking and other accommodations, could provide a long-term site for the fair, Richardson said.
"I would like to finally find the town fair a truly permanent home," she said.
Do you support the fair's new location in a mixed-use business center in Middle River? If you could choose any location to host the fair, where would it be? Tell us in the comments.