Driving DirectionsWe are located at the Charles County Fair Grounds, 3 miles south of the town of La Plata on Fairgrounds Road just off of US Route 301 in historic Southern Maryland. During fair time, just follow the signs. Our road address is 8440 Fairgrounds Road. Printable directionsFrom the Washington DC Beltway:Take Exit 7A, Branch Ave south (MD Route 5), nine miles to US Route 301 south. Follow US Route 301 south approximately 18 miles through Waldorf and La Plata. Fairgrounds are on the left.From Virginia (King George):Take US Route 301 north across the Harry Nice Bridge and go about ten miles. Fairgrounds will be on right on Fairground Road.For those with GPS we are at:Latitude 38 degrees, 28 minutes, 51.72 seconds N, Longitude 76 degrees, 59 minutes, 10.93 seconds W
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Parking (more info here)General parking is available on the fairgrounds. However, we strongly recommend using our satellite parking lot at the Charles County Courthouse and Government Building parking lot and take a shuttle bus to the fair! Shuttle buses run from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday every 15 to 30 minutes. If you use our shuttle service, you can save $1.00 off normal admission price!Please park responsibly!
Charles County FairBoard of DirectorsThe Charles County Fair, Inc. is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors.President:Charlie GardinerVice President: Ruth CulverSecretary: Luci KidwellTreasurer: Samuel Graves, Jr.Directors:Anna BelmoreGlenn BelmoreSue BelmoreC.J. GardinerJoe GardinerKenny HaydenJeanne HerbertGreg RadcliffJames SimpsonLouise StineTina StineBetty TurnerArchie VerdiglioneArchie Verdiglione, Jr.Pat WathenJack WelchSandy WilsonMichael ZinnAt Large:J.T. HindleHonorary Director: Robert E. Deskins George DysonJohn G. Magrogan, Jr. David Zeigler Fair Manager:Agnes Birch