A Tradition since 1924...
95th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 13-16, 2018                                              La Plata, Maryland
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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.
Site updated on September 12, 2018
Charles County Fair  Channel Pets are NOT allowed on the grounds.    Exceptions allowed are service animals and dog and pet show participants. Please Remember...
ADMISSION Age 11 and over: $10.00 Age 10 and under:  Free 4 Day Passes: $25.00 All School Children admitted FREE on Friday, September 14th from 9:00am to 5:00pm
   LOCATION 8440 Fairground Road La Plata, Maryland FREE Parking on-site and at our satellite location at the Government building in La Plata (Fri/Sat/Sun)!
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 filled  with 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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Rent a booth or outdoor space! Upcoming Events
September 13-16: Charles County Fair September 30: LP Rotary Club Lobster Festival  October 20-21: VikingsCon December 7-9: Kris Kringle Christmas Market
Click on picture for Fair Catalog (PDF)
Grounds and Facility Rental   Click here or contact us for more info  at 301-932-1234
About The Fair Quick Links Entry Form Name Address Item
All inquiries about fair entries should be directed to entry@charlescountyfair.com Online Livestock Entries will be accepted until Friday, August 31st at 11:59 pm.     All other online entries will be accepted until Sunday, September 9th at 11:59 pm.    Click here for a printable entry form (PDF) 
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 pm BUFFALO  SOLDIERS of the Old West
Special Weather Statement - Updated Hurricane 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 affected by Florence in your thoughts and prayers. 
Fairground Fire Damage and Recovery Information Find more about about 2013 fire, our recovery efforts and how YOU can help us by buying “Dedication Bricks”.  
THE CHARLES COUNTY FAIR: A Family-Friendly Event  There will be ZERO Tolerance for:  • Disruptive and disorderly behavior • Fighting • Vulgarity • Improper Dress • General Disrespect for Others  Violation of any of the above may result in removal from the Fairgrounds or arrest.  Any Patron under the age of 18 shall be accompanied by an adult after 6:00 PM to enter the Fairgrounds.  The Charles County Fair Board, Inc. appreciates your cooperation in these matters.  Please enjoy your time at the Fair! Please let us know of any suggestions that will enhance our event. General Notices