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 agesas 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!
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.
THE CHARLES COUNTY FAIR: A Family-Friendly EventThere will be ZERO Tolerance for:• Disruptive and disorderly behavior• Fighting• Vulgarity• Improper Dress• General Disrespect for OthersViolation 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 9-21-2017Charles County Fair Inc.Influenza A detected in swine exhibited at the Charles County FairOn Sunday September 17, 2017, swine exhibitors notified the Fair Board ofa sick hog; the board immediately quarantined the swine barn area fromthe public and called the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). AMDA Veterinarian conducted animal examinations and sampling onSunday. The Fair Board received an order to maintain the quarantine thatwas and is in place while awaiting lab results. The Fair Board is fullycooperating and following the directions set forth by the MarylandDepartment of Agriculture, the Maryland Department of Health and theCharles County Health Department.For further information, please see Maryland press releases.