A Tradition since 1924...
95th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 13-16, 2018                                              La Plata, Maryland
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Daily Highlights
Carnival Midway and Rides
Food and Drink
Musical Entertainment
After visiting the midway and checking out the exhibits in the Greens area, you may find yourself a little hungry. Well, we have food for all tastes and styles.  Our vendors can provide you with choices that include, but not limited to: Mongolian BBQ, crab cakes, roast beef, sausages, pizza, roasted peanuts, and stuffed ham sandwiches. We haven’t forgotten about your sweet tooth with cotton candy, ice cream, funnel cakes, and caramel apples among the items available for our patrons. Most of the food vendors are located in the food court area, but please check out the other vendors located throughout the fairgrounds for great food and drink! We thank all of our food vendors for their continued help and support! Note: Alcohol is not available for sale or permitted to be brought on the fairgrounds by the public at any time!
County fairs are known for their carnival rides and we are no exception. We have rides for all ages.  Whether you like a ride that spins, circles, drops, or moves at a more leisurely pace, we’ve got the ride for you.  For families with small children, we have a separate kiddie midway, located near the South Gate, where our younger patrons can ride. Throughout the midway area, we have games and contests where you can win that special someone a special prize. Carnival specials will be available at certain times during the fair. Check the daily schedules for more details! We would like to thank our carnival vendor, Rosedale Attractions and Shows, for their many years of support! Click here for a $5,00 off coupon from Rosedale Attractions!
We provide many entertainment options for patrons of the Charles County Fair. 
The Charles County Fair has a long history of providing quality musical entertainment for our patrons.  Over the years, we have presented musical groups from many genres. Country, rock, gospel, dance, and folk have been  among the favorites. We also provide a venue for local talent and dance troupes to perform.  We have stages located throughout the fairgrounds with acts performing at various times, so you can catch your favorite act at your leisure.  Locations include the main stage, the food court tent, and the Greens area. A partial list of past years performers include: Sam Grow Band - nationally acclaimed act Richard Mark Taylor - DJ Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition - bluegrass Port Tobacco Pickers - country/bluegrass Stone Pleasure - R & B Southbound Band - traditional country music Floyd Andrew - exceptional pianist We hope you will enjoy all of our performers in 2017! 
Other Activities
We present many events during the four days of the fair.  Past events have included lawnmower racing, rodeo competitions, Police K-9 and EOD diving and robotics demonstrations, antique tractor displays, chainsaw wood carving, and the ever popular pig races!  Activities for the kids have included the popular pie eating contest, Kiddie Drving School, Old MacDonalds Farm, the clowns Bunky and Blinky and many more.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 Entry Day - No exhibit building open to general public due to entries being taken
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 CORONATION EVENING Fair Opens 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest Dairy Goat Shows Queen Nicotina Pageant
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 SCHOOL CHILDREN’S DAY 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest Sheep Shearing Demo
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 Baby Show Livestock Show Pie-Eating Contest Livestock Auction Horse Pull
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 FAMILY DAY Sheep Show 4-H Awards Exhibits Released Fair Closes
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Event Schedules
Carnival Midway Hours of Operation Thursday - 5:00 pm to close Friday - 10:00 am to close Saturday - 10:00 am to close Sunday - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm