Thursday, July 3, 2014

2014 summer fairs in Northern Virginia

During the warmer months, many events in Northern Virginia come to life. Between all the cultural festivals, museum events and county fairs, there is lots to see and do, and Northern Virginia hosts some of the biggest County Fairs in the state. Here are a few that are coming up:

Loudoun County Fair: The fair is a large annual event and will open on July 21 and run through July 26, 2014.  There is plenty to see and do including contests, a demolition Derby, concerts, performers, lots of animals, a Carnival Midway and more. There are lots of daily events, fun for all ages listed, just check out the fair's website. The fairgrounds are located at 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, Va.

Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Frying Pan Farm Park Show will run from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, 2014. This annual fair takes showcases all kinds of entertainment, 
2013 4H fair in Fairfax County (Frying Pan Farm Park)
including animal shows, various exhibits, music, contests, rides and more. Friday night highlights "Big Truck Night". Saturday and Sunday are the more traditional events. The fun takes place at Frying Pan Farm Park, located on 2709 West Ox Rd in Herndon. You can learn more about daily events everything else fair-related at the designated 4H website. (It appears parking fees apply on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 3 and Aug. 4) and costs $7. I seem to remember this from last year as well).

Arlington County Fair will run from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10, 2014. The admission to this fair is free and there is a shuttle service priced at $2 per adult round trip (children under 12 and seniors are free). There will be entertainment, family-oriented events, sports, carnival rides, music, dancing and more, both indoor and outdoor events. The fair takes place at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, located at 3501 South Second St., in Arlington. If you want to learn more about the annual fair, please visit the official website for more details. 

The Prince William County Fair is scheduled from Aug. 8 to Aug. 16, 2014. This fair is now in its 65th year (and I remember reading a while back as it being billed as Virginia's largest county fair). It looks like this year has lots of events on the calendar. The action takes place at 10624 Dumfries Rd, Rt. 234, Manassas, Va. You can visit the Prince William County Fair website for more information regarding admission, parking and more.

If you're looking for some family fun as the summer passes the mid-way point and begins to wind down, these are some great events in Northern Virginia to consider.

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