Arlington County Fair FAQs

Fair FAQs

Thank you for visiting the Arlington County Fair website! The 2016 Arlington County Fair runs from August 17-21, 2016 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second Street South, 22204.

We encourage you to visit our Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Snapchat for up-to-the-minute updates on programming and potential weather-related issues.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

ADMISSION & COSTS: Admission to the Fair is FREE. Ticket prices are listed on our website and can be purchased at the Fair.

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS: View the guide to see rules, registration hours, and more.

DOGS PERMITTED? Yes, they are permitted on the outdoor fairgrounds with a leash. Only service animals are permitted on shuttles and indoors.

ENTERTAINMENT: We are no longer accepting applications for the indoor and outdoor stages as all spots have been filled. Check back soon to see the names and times of our amazing local talent.

HOURS? Hours vary each day, as well as for our indoor and outdoor activities. You can find more information here.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: The printed program can be picked up at the Fair (near shuttle drop-off and information desk) and will be up on the website soon.

SHUTTLES & PARKING: Shuttles start running 30 minutes prior to opening hours each day and several ART/WMATA bus routes run nearby. Strollers are permitted on the shuttles, but you may need to fold them up due to limited space. Parking at TJ is restricted to fair-permit holders only (i.e. vendors and sponsors), except for the handicapped lot out front. More information can be found here.

VENDORS: The vendor application for the 2016 Arlington County Fair is now up on our website here

VOLUNTEERS: You can find more information on volunteering at the 2016 Fair here. No walk-up volunteers will be accepted.

5K: We will not be holding a 5K race at the 2016 Arlington County Fair, but will be holding a parade on Saturday, August 20, and hope that you will join us!

Additional questions? Feel free to contact us here.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

Arlington County Fair
Board of Directors