Every September, the Charles County Fair Board is proud to put on an old-fashioned county fair with farm animals, a carnival, displays of all kinds, demonstrations, and plenty of food. The fair celebrates Charles County's 360 years of agricultural heritage and history.
The Best Family Entertainment Value in Charles County!
The Charles County Fair, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is NOT affilated with the Charles County Government or any other official agency.
About Charles County Charles County, Maryland, founded in 1658, is located in the southern part of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area on Maryland's western shore between the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers in historic Southern Maryland.
Established in 1924, The Charles County Fair, occupying 35 acres south of La Plata, celebrates and highlights the county’s rich agriculutural history. Exhibits as varied as livestock, field corn, arts and crafts, quilts and flowers are shown in our Greens area. Entertainment, special events, and activities for all ages as well as four stages filledwith games, shows, live music, a baby show, pig races, pony rides and performers of all sorts add up to fun for the whole family. Our carnival midway is full of exciting rides and contests for all ages. We even have a "kiddie" midway for those young ones among us. If you get hungry, there are plenty of choices from traditional county fair food to more healthy alternatives, even crab cakes! Your continuing support allows us to upgrade the fair and its facilities each year and to pay for our annual 4th of July fireworks. We also host many affairs and events during the year such as tool shows, gun shows, hunting expos, fund raisers, lobster feasts, gospel events, dog shows, tractor pulls, and family reunions.
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Bring all exhibits to the fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 12th, between 1 and 8 pm, unless otherwise noted in the specific department rules.
The Historic McConchie One-Room School just inside the main gate will be OPEN all four days during the Fair!Step into a time capsule! Be a student of 100 years ago. Attend class with kids of all ages. Do “hands-on” learning.Watch a video about the life of kids in one-room schools “back in the day.”SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Friday, September 14 - Noon to 3 pmBUFFALO SOLDIERS of the Old West
Special Weather Statement - UpdatedHurricane Florence has decided to turn more to the south minimizing the impact on our area.We foresee no major weather impacts (other some periods of rain) to our fair weekend, so the fair will open on time. Come on out and enjoy all the fair has to offer! Please keep those affectedby Florence in your thoughts and prayers.