It’s time to head to the county fair


Travis Knaggs, 7, got thrown from the bull ride at last year’s fair in Loudoun County. (Lisa Bolton/The Washington Post)
July 17

We’re giving you fair notice. That is, it’s county fair time in the Washington area, and we don’t want you to miss the fun. There are carnival rides, games, animals, tractor pulls, music and unusual food. (Fried Oreo, anyone?)

The Fauquier County Fair, which kicked off the season, ends this weekend, and Loudoun County’s begins Monday. Maryland fairs begin August 2 in Howard County. If you’re really ambitious, you could hit a fair every weekend through mid-September. But that would be un-fair to your body, which can take only so much fried food.

Fauquier County: Through Sunday. 6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton. www.fauquierfair.org.

Loudoun County: Monday-July 26. 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg. www.loudouncountyfair.com.

Fairfax County 4-H Fair: July 31-August 3. 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark/4-h-fair.htm.

Howard County: August 2-9. 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. www.howardcountyfair.org.

Arlington County: August 6-10. 3501 South Second Street. www. arlingtoncountyfair.us.

Montgomery County: August 8-16. 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg. www.mcagfair.com.

Prince William County: August 8-16. 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas. www.pwcfair.com.

Prince George’s County: September 4-7. 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro. www.countyfair.org.

Anne Arundel County: September 10-14. 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville. www.aacountyfair.org.

Charles County: September 11-14. 8440 Fairgrounds Road. La Plata. www.charlescountyfair.com.

Calvert County: September 25-29. 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick. www.calvertcountyfair.com.

Christina Barron

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