County Fairs
Does beach equal boardwalk for you? Well there’s no reason not to experience at least one stomach-churning amusement-park ride immediately after consuming an ill-advised funnel cake. You can get your boardwalk fix with a visit to the midway at one of these nearby county fairs.
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
When: Friday-Aug. 22. Where: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg. Info and directions: 301-926-3100; http://www.mcagfair.com.
Prince William County Fair
When: Friday-Aug. 22. Where: Prince William County Fairgrounds, Manassas. Info and directions: 703-368-0173; http://www.pwcfair.com.
Arlington County Fair
When: Wednesday-Aug. 23. Where: Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Info and directions: 703-228-1853; http://www.arlingtoncountyfair.org.
Shenandoah County Fair
When: Aug. 28-Sept. 5. Where: 300 Fairgrounds Rd., Woodstock, Va. Info and directions: 540-459-3867; http://www.shencofair.com.
Maryland State Fair
Where: Aug. 28-Sept. 7. Where: 2200 York Rd., Timonium. Info and directions: 410-252-0200; http://www.marylandstatefair.com.

The County Fair is all that’s great about America.  Wild kids full of sugar, the smell of cows, and funnel cakes!  What could be better?  I remember as a kid loving the livestock show, the pig races, fried twinkies, and riding the ferris wheel!

Lots of county fairs in our area are starting this weekend.

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Friday-Aug. 22 | Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg

Prince William County Fair

Friday-Aug. 22 | Prince William County Fairgrounds, Manassas.

Arlington County Fair

Wednesday-Aug. 23 | Thomas Jefferson Community Center | 3501 S. Second St., Arlington

Shenandoah County Fair

When: Aug. 28-Sept. 5. Where: 300 Fairgrounds Rd., Woodstock, Va. Info and directions: 540-459-3867;

Maryland State Fair

Aug. 28-Sept. 7 | 2200 York Rd., Timonium.

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