The Annual Fair

Fair Dates

September 14th - September 17th


Charles County Fairgrounds


Ages 11 and Older


Ages 10 and Under


4 Day Pass

All School Children admitted FREE on Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm


All parking is always free! Parking staff will be available to assist everybody to park in the Fairgrounds Parking Lot until full. We strongly recommend using our satellite parking lot at the Charles County Courthouse and Government Building parking lot and taking a shuttle bus to the fair! We even have a dedicated special bus lane that runs right to our main gate for faster service! Shuttle buses run from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (last pickup from Courthouse will be 7:00 p.m., return buses run until 10:00 p.m.) on Friday and Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday every 15 to 30 minutes.

Driving Directions

We are located at the Charles County Fair Grounds, 3 miles south of the town of La Plata on Fairgrounds Road just off of US Route 301 in historic Southern Maryland. During fair time, just follow the signs. Our road address is 8440 Fairgrounds Road.

From the Washington DC Beltway: Take Exit 7A, Branch Ave south (MD Route 5), nine miles to US Route 301 south. Follow US Route 301 south approximately 18 miles through Waldorf and La Plata. Fairgrounds are on the left.

From Virginia (King George): Take US Route 301 north across the Harry Nice/Mac Middleton Bridge and go about ten miles. Fairgrounds will be on the right on Fairground Road.

Fairground Rules and Regulations

There will be ZERO tolerance for:

  • Disruptive behavior
  • Fighting
  • Vulgarity
  • Improper Dress
  • General Disrespect for Others

Violation of any of the above may result in removal from the Fairgrounds or arrest. Any patron under the age of 18 shall be accompanied by an adult after 6:00 pm to enter the Fairgrounds. The Charles County Fair Board, Inc. appreciates your cooperation in these matters. Pets are NOT allowed on the grounds except for service animals and dog and pet show participants.