Crownsville, Maryland: Muffler Man - The Fair GiantA standard Bunyan Muffler Man guards the county fairgrounds -- but without his axe.
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
- 1450 General's Hwy, Crownsville, MD
- Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. I-97 exits 5 or 7 onto Hwy 178/General's Hwy. Drive south, through town, then turn right into the county fairgrounds; the Muffler Man will be about a quarter-mile in. Call ahead to find out of the gate into the fairgrounds will be open.
- Call in advance. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man - The Fair Giant
I had not thought about Like Lumbard (my family's name for this guy) in years. He stood on top of Baldwin's Service center, which was where toys r us is now across from the Annapolis Mall. He was there in the mid- to late 1960s when that area was pretty much in the middle of nowhere. I'm glad to see that he is still around. Like several of the other posters I too remember him holding a couple of oversized toy trucks, or a truck and a bulldozer.[John, 03/18/2011]
You can't miss him up on the roof! He is really cool and years ago he held a roll of carpet in his hands. It used to be a carpet store. What a strong guy! They should put a muffler on his hands; looks like he's meditating.[Ilene, 01/23/2010]
The Bunyan Muffler Man at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.[anthony herfort, 07/07/2007]
While the Muffler Man I visited is already on your site, there were no photos of him. Being the closest M-Man to my home[Kelly Bafford, 07/08/2001]
I can give a little history to it. He now stands proudly at the entrance of Anne Arundel County Fair of Maryland just outside of Annapolis. He looks like Paul Bunyan, black boots, blue pants, red shirt and red wool cap. He has the black beard. He has been located there for about 14 years. He used to stand on top of Baldwins Construction Equipment building for years holding two large Tonka trucks. Frank Baldwin would bring it down to the county fair each when it was located down at the Sany Point State Park on the Chesapeake Bay. He was a member of the Anne Arundel County Fair and helped with the relocation to Crownsville, MD. When he died a while ago, his wife donated the giant the the Fair for permanent residence. Some one had offered her $16,000 for him but she felt he belonged to the Fair. I believe his hands both face up has if he were holding an ax, but now he holds a welcome sign.[Dan Overstreet, 11/20/1999]