The count is held in conjunction with the North American Butterfly Association's national annual census, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, the Forge at Airlie Center, 7078 Airlie Rd., Warrenton (off Route 605). Participate for the day, or just the morning or afternoon hunt. Bring a bag lunch (bottled water and beverages provided), hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Optional are a field guide, binoculars, camera and net. Free. 540-341-3239 or firstname.lastname@example.org
70TH ANNUAL LOUDOUN COUNTY FAIR
From Monday through July 30, see cows, horses, pigs, bunnies and a pig-kissing event. Enjoy carnival rides, food, crafts, a petting zoo, rodeo, livestock auction, mechanical bull, tug-of-war and he-man contests, and a greased pig scramble. Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17564 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg. Gates open 9 a.m. and close 10 p.m. daily. Opening fair dedication, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Weekly admission, $20, adults; $10, 6-12; free, 5 and younger. Daily admission, $10, adults; $5, 6-12; free, 5 and younger. 703-777-2581 or www.loudouncountyfair.com.
SUMMER DOG DAYS, PLUS CATS
A photo exhibit of Loudoun's canines and felines. Monday-Friday during business hours, through Sept. 8, Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee. Free. 703-771-5034.