94th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 14-17, 2017                                              La Plata, Maryland
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How much to get in Age 11 and over: $5.00 Age 10 and under:  Free 4 Day Passes: $12.00 All School Children admitted FREE on Friday, September 15th from 9:00am to 5:00pm
   Where we are at 8440 Fairground Road La Plata, Maryland FREE Parking on-site and at our satellite location at the Government building in La Plata (Fri/Sat/Sun)!
About Charles County Charles County, Maryland, founded in 1658, is located in the southern part of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area on Maryland's western shore between the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers in historic Southern Maryland.
Every September, the Charles County Fair Board is proud to put on an old-fashioned county fair with farm animals, a carnival, displays of all kinds, demonstrations, and plenty of food.  The fair celebrates Charles County's 359 years of agricultural heritage and history.
The Charles County Fair is located on over 35 acres just south of La Plata, Maryland. Exhibits as varied as livestock, field corn, arts and crafts, quilts and flowers are shown in our Greens area.  Entertainment, special events, and activities for all ages  as well as four stages filled with games, shows, live music, a baby show, pig races, pony rides and performers of all sorts add up to fun for the whole family.  Our carnival midway is full of exciting rides and contests for all ages. We even have a "kiddie" midway for those young ones among us. If you get hungry, there are plenty of choices from traditional county fair food to more healthy alternatives, even crab cakes!
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Your continuing support allows us to upgrade the fair and its facilities each year and to pay for our annual 4th of July fireworks. We also host many affairs and events during the year such as tool shows, gun shows, hunting expos, fund raisers, lobster feasts, gospel events, dog shows, tractor pulls, and family reunions.
Pets are NOT allowed on the grounds during the fair.    Exceptions allowed are service animals and dog and pet show participants. Please Remember...
Fairground Fire Damage and Recovery Information Find more about about 2013 fire,  our recovery efforts and how YOU can help us by buying “Dedication Bricks”.  
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The Charles County Fair, Inc. is a  non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is NOT affilated with the Charles County Government or any other official agency.
3rd Annual
September 14-17 - Charles County Fair
Vendor Application is now available for the 2017 Kris Kringle Christmas Market to be held on December 8-10! Click here!
THE CHARLES COUNTY FAIR: A Family-Friendly Event There will be ZERO Tolerance for: • Disruptive and disorderly behavior • Fighting • Vulgarity • Improper Dress • General Disrespect for Others Violation of any of the above may result in removal from the Fairgrounds or arrest. Any Patron under the age of 18 shall be accompanied by an adult after 6:00 PM to enter the Fairgrounds. The Charles County Fair Board, Inc. appreciates your cooperation in these matters. Please enjoy your time at the Fair! Please let us know of any suggestions that will enhance our event.
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For Immediate Release 9-21-2017 Charles County Fair Inc. Influenza A detected in swine exhibited at the Charles County Fair On Sunday September 17, 2017, swine exhibitors notified the Fair Board of a sick hog; the board immediately quarantined the swine barn area from the public and called the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). A MDA Veterinarian conducted animal examinations and sampling on Sunday. The Fair Board received an order to maintain the quarantine that was and is in place while awaiting lab results. The Fair Board is fully cooperating and following the directions set forth by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the Maryland Department of Health and the Charles County Health Department. For further information, please see Maryland press releases.