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The Arlington County Fair provides something for everyone. There are so many ways to participate! If you own a small business, restaurant or food truck, join us as an indoor vendor or a food vendor. Showcase your talents on our Entertainment Stage or share your crafts in Competitive Exhibits and compete for a ribbon.

Also check out ways you can support the Arlington County Fair by volunteering at the Fair, joining the Board or donating!

Indoor Vendor registration for the 2024 Fair is now open!

We welcome a variety of businesses and organizations as Indoor Vendors at the Arlington County Fair, including arts and crafts, political organizations/candidates, community and civic organizations, non-profit organizations, multi-level marketers, and commercial businesses.

Please read our Indoor Vendor Guidelines and complete the application form by Friday, July 19, 2024. Questions about the Indoor Vendor process can be directed to vendors@arlingtoncountyfair.us.

2024 Night Market Vendor registration is now open!

The Arlington County Fair Arts and Crafts Night Market is a one-night-only outdoor market that allows artists and crafters to showcase their talent and products to thousands of Northern VA residents. Questions about the Night Market can be directed to vendors@arlingtoncountyfair.us.

Please read our Night Market Guidelines and complete the online registration by Friday, July 19, 2024.

Food Vendor Spaces

Applications for the 2024 fair are now closed

Check back in the spring of 2025 to be a vendor for next year’s fair. If you have questions about the application process, email food@arlingtoncountyfair.us.

With all the fun you’re going to be having at the fair, you’re bound to work up an appetite! Check back for a list of participating food vendors.

Interested vendors, complete the online application and review the vendor rules to be considered. Applicants will be contacted within two weeks regarding their application status. 2024 food vendor fees for 10’x10′ Booth:

  • Single Concessionaire– $1,300 (select this option if you sell one type of item such as ice cream or pizza)
  • Full-Service Concessionaire– $2,000 (select this option if you sell more than one type of item)

Note that food vendor row has been relocated to the parking lot off 2nd St S next to the tennis courts, directly next to the Beer Garden. Food trucks will be set up along the sidewalk at the lower synthetic turf field.

*Additional space can be purchased for $250 per 5′ x 5′ increments.

If you have questions about the application process, email food@arlingtoncountyfair.us.

If you wish to participate as a Food Truck for the 2024 Fair please sign up with our exclusive Food Truck provider by visiting  vendors.goodfynd.com.  If you have any questions, please email sales@goodfynd.com

Be A Competitor

Each year, the Arlington County Fair welcomes Fair goers to participate in Competitive Exhibits (CE). It’s an opportunity for participants to showcase their artistic work and/or products they’ve made or grown, and to compete against others in the same categories.

Check out the 2024 CE Guide HERE

Competitive Exhibits Submissions

  • Online registration closes Monday, August 12, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Item drop-off is Wednesday, August 14, 2024 from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m
  • Baked good submissions should be delivered on Thursday, August 15, 2024, from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.

Awards Ceremony

  • Sunday, August 18, 2024, at 1 p.m.

Online registration will open in late April. Please contact the Competitive Exhibit team at compexhibits@arlingtoncountyfair.us with any questions.

Arlington County Fair Design Contest

Arlington County Fair Design Contest

Enter our 2024 design contest!

The winning design will be placed on the cover of the Arlington County Fair’s program and may be used in additional promotional materials during the fair year. The winner of the design contest will be featured in the ACF program. They will also win a free 2024 ACF t-shirt and a commemorative pint glass.

  • The design theme must include the year 2024, the words “Arlington County Fair” (use of the full ACF logo qualifies), and should capture the spirit of this year’s theme “Kaleidoscope of Fun.”
  • The top three designs will be presented to the Arlington County Fair Board for a vote upon final review. The final winner will be announced in June. The ACF Board Chair will cast the final vote if a tiebreaker is required.

Call for 2024 Fair Performers

We are looking for musicians, dance acts, singers, and more to perform at our free performance areas. In particular, we strive to showcase artists and performers from Arlington and the DC Metro region.

To be considered as a performer or entertainer for the 2024 Arlington County Fair, please submit an application by selecting the button below. Applicants will be contacted by the Arlington County Fair Board with follow-up questions.

Arlington County Fair Entertainment
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