The 99th Annual Charles County Fair will be held from
Thursday, September 14th thru Sunday, September 17th, 2023.


Charles County Fairgrounds
8440 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata, Maryland


Age 11 and over: $10.00
Age 10 and under:  Free
4 Day Passes: $25.00

All School Children admitted FREE on 
Friday, September 15th from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tickets can be purchased at the gate


Please click on the following documents for more information about our COVID polices. 




All parking is free. General parking is available on the fairgrounds. Parking lot staff will be available to assist everybody to park. Parking is also available at our satellite lot in La Plata at the Charles County Courthouse and Government Building. 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! We have dedicated a special bus lane off of Rt. 301 right to our main gate for faster service! Shuttle buses run from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (last pickup from Courthouse will be 7:00 p.m., return buses run until 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. 

Please follow the on-site signs and park responsibly!


Gates Open4:00 pm8:30 am9:30 am
Exhibit Bldgs(open)5:00 pm9:00 am10:00 am
(close)9:00pm9:00 pm6:00 pm
Commercial Bldgs(open)5:00 pm9:00 am10:00 am
(close)9:00 pm9:00 pm7:00 pm
Carnival/Midway(open)5:00 pm10:00 am11:00 am
(close)10:00 pm10:00 pm7:00 pm

(subject to change)


We 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

From 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/Mac Middleton 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

Charles County Fairgrounds


Please enjoy your time at the Fair!
Please let us know of any suggestions that will enhance our event.
Charles County Fair and Carnival Improvement Survey


Click on the links below for more information!




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