Family Fun

Arlington County Fair

Small County. Big Fun.

The Arlington County Fair features competitive exhibits showcasing local talent, midway rides and games, live outdoor music and vendors. Favorite fair traditions range from pony rides and carnival games to bounce houses and funnel cakes.

Each year for one week in mid-August, Arlington’s Thomas Jefferson Community Center is transformed into a colorful place with bursting with fun. Find a spot up close on the racing track when the Hollywood Hogs All-Star Racing Team performs! Awkward, cuddly and cute piglets scramble down the track during multiple races each day the fair is open.

Arlington County Fair Swings

From live entertainment to pony rides, see the lineup of activities. This year's event includes The Butterfly Encounter and Goat Yoga.

Arlington County Fair Evening

The county fair runs from August 14-18 with various hours. Check the Arlington County Fair's daily hours of operations.

For over 40 years, the Arlington County Fair has provided free family entertainment to the thousands in the capital region.

Find out about shuttle services and plan your transportation to the Arlington County Fair.