About Us

Welcome to the Arlington County Fair!

The Arlington County Fair is one of the largest free events on the East Coast and has been providing quality entertainment for almost 40 years. In recent years, attendance has reached 74,000 as people come from Arlington and Northern Virginia to enjoy competitive exhibits, midway rides and games, entertainment, vendors, racing piglets, and more. Each year Thomas Jefferson Community Center is transformed into a special place with something for everyone to see. Admission is free, and shuttle service is provided from locations throughout Arlington.


The Arlington County Fair is a non-profit volunteer-driven organization that embraces a diverse community by educating, entertaining, and showcasing the best of Arlington.


The Arlington County Fair is the premier community-wide event that effectively provides a range of educational and entertaining activities for people of all ages.

Hours of Operation

Note: Hours below are tentative. Please check back in Spring 2016 for the official program hours.

Indoor Hours Outdoor Hours
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 N/A 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 N/A 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, August 19, 2016 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 Second Street South
Arlington, VA 22204

Frequently Asked Questions

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