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‘Basebrawl,' Festivals, Markets and More this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around the area.

Where:  , 7540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge

When:  Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 a.m.

Description:  Everything from clothing to fowl for sale at this outdoor-indoor flea market.

Pricing: Free

Where:  6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge

When:  Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.

Description:  Howard County Master Gardener volunteers provide information to local gardeners, including looking at samples of ailing plants to make diagnosis, give recommendations, answer questions and provide printed information on a variety of gardening subjects.

Pricing:  Free

Where: 12290 Folly Quarter Rd., Shrine of St. Anthony, Ellicott City

When: Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 a.m.

Why to go: Competitive and challenging 10K run through scenic western Ellicott City countryside and surrounding neighborhoods.

Pricing: Varies. For pricing information, click HERE.

Where: Prince George's Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie

When: Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Why to go: The superstars of TNA Impact Wrestling, as seen weekly on SPIKE TV, are invading Bowie.

Pricing: $12-$52

Where:  Oakland Mills Village, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia

When:  Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Why to go:  Howard County’s Farmers' Markets feature the season’s freshest locally-grown produce, baked goods, fruits of the season, flowers, transplants, organically grown produce and specialty items.

Pricing: Free

Where: Orthodox Church of St. Matthew, 7271 Eden Brook Dr., Columbia

When: Saturday, Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m.

Why to go:  Cooking sessions open to novices and experts.

Pricing:  Call for information.

Where: 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis

When: Sept. 1, 2, 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Description:  The 36th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival celebrates the Renaissance era with period costumes, actors, games, food and more.

Pricing:  $7-$17

Where: Inner Harbor, Light Street and Pratt Street, Baltimore

When:  Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Why to go:  Downtown Baltimore is transformed into a high-speed raceway for Indy-style cars. The three-day event will feature the Indy 500 and IZOD IndyCar Series, as well as the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.

Pricing:  $5-$895

Where:  Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium

When:  Daily thru Monday, Sept. 3

Why to go: Check out the LAST WEEKEND of the 2012 Maryland State Fair.

2012 Full Schedule of Events

LABOR DAY RIDE SPECIAL:  Monday, Sept. 3rd from 10 a.m. to close.  Fairgoers pay $22 to ride an unlimited number of rides.

Pricing: Adult admission $8, Senior admission (62 & over) $6, Children (6 to 11) $3, children 5 and under are admitted FREE (Rides are not included).

Where: Jilly's, 10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City

When:  Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, 8-11 p.m.

Description:  Jilly's trivia night, where prizes include $50 for first place, $25 for second and $10 for third.

Pricing: Free

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