Parking Information (including Satellite Parking)

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!

Driving Directions

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. Printable directions

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 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