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The Arlington County Fair Returns Aug. 14-18

From August 14 to 18, the Thomas Jefferson Community Center will play host to the Arlington County Fair, one of the biggest outdoor free events on the entire East Coast. In fact, for more than 40 years, folks from all over the DMV have been coming here to get the country fair experience (with all the rides, exhibitions, entertainment, and more) right in the DC Metro area. 

This year’s theme is "A Family A-Fair" and accordingly, the entertainment and events have been calibrated to appeal to people of all ages and interests. Whether you’re invested in seeing prize-winning produce, checking out an arts & crafts exhibition, cheering at the piglet races, watching the robotics challenge, participating in goat yoga, or just enjoying the food and drinks along the midway, there’s plenty to like here. 

Free shuttles run to the fair every 15 minutes, so you can avoid a parking hassle. Check the website for pick-up points.