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Crownsville, Maryland: Muffler Man - The Fair Giant

A 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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Bunyan Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - The Fair Giant

Still standing tall in the middle of the fairgrounds. This guy isn't really visible from the road and can be a bit challenging to see if the gates are closed during off season. Thankfully they were doing construction the day I stopped by, and I drove right in. He could use a restoration and paint job, and has a strange round hole in his lower beard that I have never seen on other Muffler Men.

[Joel Baker, 11/02/2016]
Muffler Man

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]
Muffler Man - The Fair Giant

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]

Fair Giant at the fairgrounds.

Muffler Man - The Fair Giant

The Bunyan Muffler Man at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.

[anthony herfort, 07/07/2007]

Fair Giant

Muffler Man - The Fair Giant

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Museum of unNatural HistoryMuseum of unNatural History, Annapolis, MD - 1 mi.
Windmill with Winged Pigs and GuitarsWindmill with Winged Pigs and Guitars, Annapolis, MD - 7 mi.
Hyman Rickover's Shiny NoseHyman Rickover's Shiny Nose, Annapolis, MD - 6 mi.
In the region:
National Park Seminary: Pagoda, Castle, Windmill, Forest Glen, MD - 25 mi.

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