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Arlington County Fair

Small County. Big Fun.

August 17-21

Traditionally, the Arlington County Fair features competitive exhibits showcasing local talent, midway rides, and games, live outdoor music, and vendors. Favorite fair activities 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 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.

Smiling children ride a swing ride at the Arlington County Fair

Entertainment includes stage performances in the Entertainment Tent by local and regional artists, the FREE Kids Court activities like face painting and bounce houses, thrilling amusement rides, and midway games, and other programming you won’t want to miss.

Aerial view of the Arlington County Fair grounds in the evening, with tents and rides illuminated by lights

The county fair runs from August 17-21 with various hours. Check the Arlington County Fair's daily hours of operations.

Two children ride a spinning tea cup amusement ride at the Arlington County Fair

The Arlington County Fair provides something for everyone including but not limited to carnival rides, live performances, shopping, and fair food.

A young pig jumps over an obstacle during a pig race at the Arlington County Fair in Arlington, VA.

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