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Taking the family to the fair provides all types of fun. There's something about the carnival atmosphere, the smell of the food and hard-to-win-games that make families smile. Washington D.C. and surrounding areas, such as Arlington, Virginia, host a full schedule of county fairs in the months of August and September.  A brief summary is below:

Arlington County Fair - August 7th to 11th

Located at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington, Virginia, families can enjoy pony rides, goat races, pig races, carnival rides, crafts and plenty of international food. Admission is free.

Howard County Fair - August 3rd through 10th

At the Howard County Fairgrounds in Friendship, Maryland, come out and enjoy the farm animals, live music, food and carnival rides.

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 9th to 17th

This fair located in Gaithersburg, Maryland at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, features livestock competitions, monster trucks, plenty of food choices and lots of entertainment.

Prince William County Fair - August 9th to 17th

Held at the Prince William County Fair Grounds in Manassas, Virginia, this is the largest county fair in the state.  The fair is known for its barn shows, live entertainment, carnival rides, plenty of delicious food and fun for everybody.

Prince George's County Fair - September 5th to 8th

Happening at the Prince George's County Equestrian Center and the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, you'll find carnival rides, live entertainment, food, fireworks, live animals and a family circus at this fair.

Anne Arundel County Fair - September 11th to 15th

Come to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, Maryland, to enjoy carnival rides, games, farm animals, monster trucks, a pie-eating contest, talent show and much more.

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