It’s August, which means summer is beginning to wind down as kids get ready to head back to school and the days start getting a little shorter. However, August is also the beginning of fair season in Maryland and Northern Virginia! What better way to end your summer than to head to a county fair to watch tractor pulls and pig races, listen to live music, ride some exhilarating rides and of course, enjoy some delicious fair food?
Upcoming Fairs in Maryland
Schedule some time to visit one of the many county fairs in Maryland as you’re planning your one day trip around Baltimore. Many of these county fairs are just a short drive and offer a wide variety of activities the entire family will enjoy.
Howard County Fair 2016
2016 marks the 71st anniversary of the annual Howard County Fair. Running from August 6-13, the fair offers a full schedule of entertainment, from magic shows, live music and square dancing to the PRCA All American Pro Rodeo and the Demolition Derby. You’ll also enjoy a variety of contests both to watch and participate in, like the Skid Loader Rodeo and Mule Pulling Contest, an amateur variety show, pie eating contest, and so much more!
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Held August 12-20, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair was founded in 1949 and sits on 62 acres at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, with more than 50 buildings filled with over 5,000 animals each year. The 2016 fair features a Monster Truck show, Interstate Truck and Tractor Pull, and Demolition Derby, as well as a variety of free events like the Draft Horse Pull, Skid Steer Rodeo, and Truck Drag Racing. There will also be a wide array of carnival rides both adults and kids will love!
Queen Anne’s County Fair
Since 1942, Queen Anne’s County 4-H Club Fair has been taking place at the 4-H Club Park. At the time of the first fair, the park consisted of a show ring, five picnic tables, 40 hog pens and a graveled road. Improvements over time have made this a well-maintained area where living in an agricultural community continues to be celebrated. This year, fair-goers will enjoy a full schedule of livestock shows, a rodeo, musical entertainment and delicious food.
Upcoming Fairs in Northern Virginia
Likewise, there are plenty of fairs in Northern Virginia to check out this August, too! Celebrate the area’s agricultural heritage by visiting some of these exciting events:
Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival
Held at Frying Pan Farm Park from August 4-7, the 68th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival offers something for the entire family! This fair features a variety of exhibits that anyone can enter, so if you have a special project to show off, make sure to get registered! Everything from sewing, scrapbook and photography exhibits to livestock and vegetable exhibits will be on display over the weekend. Plus, enjoy carnival rides, food and live entertainment.
Annual Prince William County Fair
The Prince William County Fair is the largest of all the county fairs in Virginia, and features hundreds of animals, agricultural exhibits, arts and crafts demonstrations, demolition derbies, rodeos, thrilling rides, amazing fair food, and so much more! This year, head to the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas from August 12-20 for this great annual event.
Arlington County Fair
For the past 40 years, people from all over Northern Virginia having been heading to the Arlington County Fair, one of the largest free events on the East Coast. The 2016 fair will be held August 17-21 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center. This year’s theme is “Groovy Since 1977” to celebrate the first fair and how every year since they have showcased the best talent and skills Arlington has to offer. Enjoy indoor and outdoor entertainment, competitive exhibits and the Kid’s Court for free activities like face-painting and moon bounces!
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