I love county fairs. Period. It’s the rare occasion where I can freely eat all those deliciously unhealthy foods all in one place. Corn dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn, you name it and it’s there. When it comes to the rides, I love a good carousel. I always try to choose the prettiest of the horses (hey, if I’m going to be on this ride for 2 minutes I want the best mode of immobile transportation).Today marks the beginning of the 2012 Arlington County Fair in Virginia and, if I get a chance, I will definitely be going. All the information can be found here and below are some of the details.
Dates: Wednesday, August 8 – Sunday, August 12
The Arlington County Fair is one of the largest free events on the East Coast and has been providing quality entertainment for more than 35 years. In recent years, attendance has reached 50,000 as people come from Arlington and Northern Virginia to enjoy competitive exhibits, midway rides and games, entertainment, vendors, racing piglets, and more. Each year Thomas Jefferson Community Center is transformed into a special place with something for everyone to see. Admission is free, and shuttle service is provided from locations throughout Arlington.
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 Second Street South
Arlington, VA 22204
Map of Fairgrounds