Arlington County Fair FAQs

Fair FAQs

Thank you for visiting the Arlington County Fair website! The 2018 Arlington County Fair runs from August 15-19, 2018 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. All activities on our Indoor StageOutdoor Stage and Kids’ Court are free of charge as well.

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS: The updated 2018 Guide will be available in Spring 2018. View the 2017 guide for a general overview of 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 will begin accepting applications for our stages in early 2018. Check out all of the amazing acts from 2017 on the Indoor and Outdoor Stages.

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. A full schedule of events can be found here.

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. There is no public parking at the Fair. More information can be found here.

VENDORS: Indoor vendor applications for the 2018 Arlington County Fair will be on our website here in early 2018.

VOLUNTEERS: You can find more information on volunteering at the 2018 Fair here. No walk-up volunteers will be accepted.

Additional questions? Feel free to contact us here.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

Arlington County Fair
Board of Directors