It’s almost that time of year again: the Arlington County Fair is coming up soon! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14th through Sunday, August 18th, as that’s when the Thomas Jefferson Community Center will transform into a wonderland of fun for the whole family. As one of the largest free events on the East Coast, it should absolutely have a spot on your summer bucket list.
This free-to-enter fair has a little something for everyone. Thrill seekers will certainly appreciate the array of classic rides, while the more competitive among us will want to test their skills with a number of games. The entertainment covers a broad range of tastes, too. From butterfly feeding, to goat yoga, to singing and dancing, you’re sure to find something that impresses. Just make sure you bring your appetite. With so many different vendors covering all kinds of carnival eats, both savory and sweet, you don’t want to miss out. Local and regional bands provide the soundtrack to the festivities.