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July 14: What to Expect at the Town Fair

The fair—serving Perry Hall, White Marsh, Middle River and beyond—is expected to include about 200 vendors at Baltimore Crossroads @95.

It's nearly showtime for the —known in past years as the .

Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on July 14, The is scheduled at , a mixed-use business center located at and Crossroads Circle in Middle River. Tuesday morning's forecasts call for a 30-percent chance of thunderstorms during the fair. If needed, use of the rain date—July 21—would be announced on the fair's website by 9 a.m. Saturday.  

Lynn Richardson, president of the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association and the fair's head organizer, said she expects the fair to be "better than ever, with the same family feel."

Here are just a few of the things fair attendees can look forward to, according to Richardson:

Dozens of vendors

  • About 200 businesses and organizations are expected to participate, from hair salons to crafters to churches to animal hospitals to senior centers to ... you get the idea. A full list can be found here on the website

Freebies

  • Prepare yourself for table-top candy, coupons, pens, water bottles, tote bags and all the usual branded fare. Dozens of the vendors are sure to provide dozens of freebies.

Plenty of parking

  • The newly constructed Baltimore Crossroads @95 shopping center has an abundance of parking within walking distance of the fairgrounds. In past years, parking was divided between shopping centers, parks and streets, with shuttle service. Richardson said the new parking set-up will be a major simplification, compared to past years. 

More regional attendance

  • The fair has expanded from White Marsh and Perry Hall to be more regionally inclusive. Richardson said the fair has advertised to a wider area, and she expects a strong showing from Middle River, Essex and Rosedale residents. 

Live Music and entertainment

Animals, games and demonstrations

  • After years without it, the petting zoo has returned to the fair, Richardson said. A giant slide, obstacle course, two moon bounces and more are planned for the kids' area. An all-day fun pass is $10 per child.

Patch

  • Last but not least, don't forget to visit Patch's big green tent in the vendors' area. Stop by and chat with , sign up for the daily newsletter of your local Patch and get some free swag.

Are you looking forward to the fair? Tell us about your favorite fair memories in the comments.

Read more about the possible impact of the fair's new location in the article: .

John Doe July 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM
...you forgot to add, "You're all worthless and weak!", to that statement.
John Doe July 16, 2012 at 03:42 PM
That was for JD1 - a classic Animal House quote.
SamReprogel July 16, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Jeez Louise!
You July 17, 2012 at 08:29 PM
One thing to say: This was Jessica Benson's exact words about being asked to host the PH/WM fair! Maybe you would like to rescind your comments that "everyone said NO". Sounds like White Marsh Mall would have loved to host the fair! http://perryhall.patch.com/blog_posts/design-refresh-projects-at-white-marsh-mall-37d7a15a#comments
John Doe July 18, 2012 at 02:02 PM
This dumb cluck would like further explanation after reading Jessica Benson's response.

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