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 Circus is coming to the Fairgrounds! Friday, March 16th - Two Shows (4:30 and 7:30 pm)Come see the All New GARDEN BROS CIRCUS! This year’s production is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert style lighting and 3 RINGS bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will cherish. We have brought the very best performers from 18 countries making up a cast of over 60 performers. GARDEN BROS CIRCUS presents a fast paced 90 minute show in a Theatrical European 3 ring setting featuring the Human Pyramid, ELEPHANTS, Daring Aerial Artists, Motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, the Crazy Cossack Horse Riders, Chinese Acrobats,Contortionists, the Funniest Clowns, Jugglers as seen on America’s Got Talent, not enough room to list any more!!! Free children’s tickets have been distributed at all elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers and churches. The Free Tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area. First one hundred adult tickets sold online are only $12.50 at www.GardenBrosCircus.com.