A Tradition since 1924...
96th Annual Charles County Fair September 12-15, 2019 La Plata, Maryland
The 7th Annual Kris Kringle Christmas Market December 13-14-15, 2019 The Charles County Fair welcomes visitors to the continuation of a new tradition: the area’s first Kris Kringle Christmas Market. Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this annual event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more. Activities will include Santa’s arrival, Christmas tree lighting, Strolling Carolers, music from local school choruses and bands, an array of sales by local non-profit groups such as the Boy Scouts, children’s activities run by the 4H club, a lighted holiday path and Christmas Village. The McConchie School House will also be open. The launch of this family-friendly event several years ago was a great success! The Charles County Fair Board and Christmas Market committee want to encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats. We will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collected from local yards and fields. This year, we will again be having winter fireworks! The official tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus will be held on Friday, December 13th at 5:00 pm. For the latest info, check us out on Facebook! Admission fee of $3.00 benefits The Southern Maryland Food Bank, Charles Co. Association of Emergency Medical Services and the Charles Co. Volunteer Firemen's Association. Hours of Operation Friday, December 13th: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14th: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15th: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Light Displays
Live Music
Live Nativity
More Vendors
Food Bank
Fair Bricks
If you would like to be an exhibitor at the this year’s Kris Kringle Christmas Market, contact Larry Lathrop, Vendor Coordinator, at 301-643-9158 or email him at kriskringlechristmasmarket@gmail.com .
Vendor List