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 2017 county and state fairs for you to enjoy.

Virginia

Loudoun County

WHEN: July 24 — July 29
WHERE: Loudoun County Fairground, 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, VA 20175
HOW MUCH: $5 for kids, $12 for adults; weekly passes available, more info can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://loudouncountyfair.com/ 

Fairfax County

WHEN: August 3 — August 6
WHERE: Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
HOW MUCH: $16 through 8 p.m. July 26, $18 through August 1; $25 at the gate
MORE INFO: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark/4-h-fair.htm

Prince William County

WHEN: August 11 — August 19
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 16 — August 20
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 29 — October 8
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 19 — October 22
WHERE: Mountain View High School, 2135 Mountain View Road, Stafford, VA 22556
HOW MUCH: More information can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://staffordfair.com/

Maryland

Cecil County

WHEN: July 21 — July 29
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 24 — July 29
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 29 — August 4
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 5 — August 12
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
MORE INFO: http://howardcountyfair.org/

Montgomery County

WHEN: August 11 — August 19
WHERE: 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
HOW MUCH: 2017 day pass is $10, more info can be found on their website.
MORE INFO: http://mcagfair.com/

Maryland State Fair

WHEN: August 24 — September 4
WHERE: Maryland State Fair Grounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
HOW MUCH: Advance one-day adult admission is $6, for senior citizens aged 62 and older, it’s $5, for children ages 6-11 it’s $2; more info 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: All Day wristbands are $10 for Thursday, $25 for Friday and Sunday and $30 on Saturday
MORE INFO: http://www.countyfair.org/

Anne Arundel County

WHEN: September 13 — September 17
WHERE: Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville, MD 21032
HOW MUCH: Prices have not been announced for 2017. Last year tickets cost $7 for ages 16 and up; $5 for ages 6-15; children under 5 were admitted for free. More info will be posted to their website.
MORE INFO: http://www.aacountyfair.org/

Charles County

WHEN: September 14 — September 17
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 15 — September 23
WHERE: 797 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21705
HOW MUCH: $5 for ages 11 and up on Friday, $8 on Saturday September 16 and 23; children under 10 are free
MORE INFO: http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com/

St. Mary’s County

WHEN: September 21 — September 24, 2017
WHERE: 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650
HOW MUCH: Gate Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12; kids under 12 are free.
MORE INFO: http://www.smcfair.somd.com/

Calvert County

WHEN: September 27 — October 1
WHERE: Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
HOW MUCH: Prices haven’t been announced for 2017 yet, last year admission was free for children under 11-years-old and $5 for ages 12 and up.
MORE INFO: http://calvertcountyfair.com/

Washington D.C.

D.C. State Fair

WHEN: September 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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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