Need something fun to do? Try your local county fair

WASHINGTON — Summer is here and it’s time for you and the kids to eat candy corn, play games and enjoy some live entertainment. Local fairs are great for family outings and quality bonding. Here’s a roundup of 2018 county and state fairs for you to enjoy.

Virginia

Loudoun County

WHEN: July 23 — July 28
WHERE: Loudoun County Fairground, 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, VA 20175
HOW MUCH: $5 for kids, $15 for adults; weekly passes available, more info can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://loudouncountyfair.com/ 

Fairfax County

WHEN: August 2 — August 5
WHERE: Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
HOW MUCH: More information can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park/4-h-fair

Prince William County

WHEN: August 10 — August 18
WHERE: Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas, VA 20112
HOW MUCH: $10 for adults, $6 for children/seniors
MORE INFO: http://pwcfair.com/

Arlington County

WHEN: August 15 — August 19
WHERE: Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second Street South, Arlington, VA 22204
HOW MUCH: Admission to the fair is free; single tickets for a ride cost $1.
MORE INFO: http://arlingtoncountyfair.us/

State Fair of Virginia

WHEN: September 28 — October 7
WHERE: The Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047
HOW MUCH: Prices vary depending on when the ticket is bought, more information can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://www.statefairva.org/

Stafford County

WHEN: October 18 — October 21
WHERE: 9000 Celebrate Virginia Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
HOW MUCH: More information can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://staffordfair.com/

Maryland

Cecil County

WHEN: July 20 — July 28
WHERE: Fair Hill Fairgrounds, 4640 Telegraph Road, Elkton, MD 21921
HOW MUCH: Ticket prices vary and can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://www.cecilcountyfair.org/

Harford County

WHEN: July 23 — July 28
WHERE: 608 N Tollgate Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015
HOW MUCH: $5 per person Monday-Thursday, $8 Friday and Saturday; children under 12 are free with a paying adult.
MORE INFO: http://farmfair.org/

Carroll County

WHEN: July 28 — August 3
WHERE: 700 Agriculture Center, Westminister, MD 21157
HOW MUCH: Prices vary, more info on their website.
MORE INFO: http://www.carrollcountyfair.com/

Howard County

WHEN: August 4 — August 11
WHERE: 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794
HOW MUCH: $5 for 10-years-old and up; $2 for Seniors 62-years-old and older, children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult.
MORE INFO: http://howardcountyfair.org/

Montgomery County

WHEN: August 10 — August 18
WHERE: 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
HOW MUCH: $12 for adults and free for children 11 and under. More info can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://mcagfair.com/

Maryland State Fair

WHEN: August 23 — September 3
WHERE: Maryland State Fair Grounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
HOW MUCH: Information can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://www.marylandstatefair.com/

Prince George’s County

WHEN: September 7 — September 10
WHERE: Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
HOW MUCH: Information can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://www.countyfair.org/

Anne Arundel County

WHEN: September 12 — September 16
WHERE: Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville, MD 21032
HOW MUCH: Prices have not been announced for 2019. Last year tickets cost $7 for ages 9 and up and children under 8 were admitted for free. More info will be posted to their website.
MORE INFO: http://www.aacountyfair.org/

Charles County

WHEN: September 13 — September 16
WHERE: Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Road, La Plata, MD 20646
HOW MUCH: $5 for ages 11 and over, 10 and under is free.
MORE INFO: http://www.charlescountyfair.com/

Frederick County

WHEN: September 14 — September 22
WHERE: 797 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21705
HOW MUCH: $5 for ages 11 and up on Friday, $8 on Saturday September 15 through 22; children under 10 are free.
MORE INFO: http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com/

St. Mary’s County

WHEN: September 20 — September 23, 2017
WHERE: 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650
HOW MUCH: Gate Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12; kids under 6 are free.
MORE INFO: http://www.smcfair.somd.com/

Calvert County

WHEN: September 24 — September 30
WHERE: Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
HOW MUCH: More information can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://calvertcountyfair.com/

Washington D.C.

D.C. State Fair

WHEN: September 23
WHERE: Waterfront Station in Southwest D.C., 375 M St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
HOW MUCH: Free admission
MORE INFO: https://dcstatefair.org/


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