The Arlington County Fair Board of Directors is proud to partner with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and the Arlington County Police, Fire, and Sheriff’s Departments to host Opening Ceremonies. Details will be posted in the summer.
Come have lots of laugher and lots of fun as the Hollywood Hogs All-Star Racing Team performs! These awkward, but cute and cuddly racing animals fascinate spectators. Real crowd pleasers, these natural comedians bolt from the starting gate and race around the track snorting and squealing, stubby legs churning and curly tails sailing along behind! You’ll want to get to each of the multiple races each day the Fair to get a spot up close on the racing track. Don’t miss this event!!!
Back this year by popular demand, we will have pony rides for kids! Look for the ponies just past the food vendors and right next to the racing piglets. Due to the size of the ponies, Pony Rides, Ltd. requests that riders weigh 85 pounds or less. There is a fee of $5 per ride. You can also purchase a photograph to commemorate the ride for $7 or a straw cowboy hat for $5. If you’d like the whole package, $15 will cover the pony ride, picture, and cowboy hat!
Though the pony rides will be open the entire fair, the ponies must eat and rest every once in a while. Therefore, short breaks will be scheduled throughout the day. If you arrive during a break, you will see a sign with the time the pony rides will resume.
The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. Whereas a NBA team’s success is measured in wins and losses, the Wizards victory lies in the millions of smiles they are responsible for across the world. Since 1962, the Wizards have been making history with the happiness, fun, goodwill and excitement they bring. The Wizards are sure to continue their successful legacy both on and off the court this season.
The theme for this season is the “Basketball and Beyond Tour.” The tricks that other teams wouldn’t dare try, the Wizards will execute. The slam dunk that the Wizards player shouldn’t even think of doing, they will do with authority. Dwayne “Swoop” Simpson, one of the Wizards player-coaches who loves to create and innovate said, “We had a big task, which was to remake the show. The show is entirely revamped and funnier than ever.” Eric “Broadway” Jones, a Wizards player-coach for the past 10 years, aims to create a whole new perception of what is possible on the court. He put it simplest when he said, “I want the crowd to be wowed and in disbelief of what they have seen.” Clearly, Wizards crowds can expect slam dunks and plays that you won’t even see in the NBA.
This world class organization brings theatrics, exciting tricks, humor, fitness and dazzling showmanship — just a few reasons to check out the Harlem Wizards this season!
Outdoor Movie Nights
Come watch a movie at the Fair the way they were originally intended: outside on a big screen! Friday night’s movie will be family-friendly and Saturday night’s movie will be for teens. The movies will be shown on the tennis courts next to the midway and will start as soon as the sun goes down. Some chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on. You may also bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show!
A visit to the turf field is a must for sports fanatics of all ages. Each day, the Fair will feature activities and demos from local youth and adult athletic leagues. Whether you’re interested in joining a social team, such as kickball or softball, or developing your skills on a soccer, frisbee, or lacrosse league, you’re invited to join the fun! More details will be added this summer.