Check out these awesome county and state fairs that you won't want to miss! Your family will love the food, fun and farm life.

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D.C. State Fair
Starting Sunday, September 23, the fair is a free showcase of the area's best agricultural and creative talents of all things homegrown. This all encompasses the daylong celebration. Free. , Washington, DC,


Anne Arundel County Fair
From September 12 to 16, there will be a large carnival where you can overlook the fair on a ferris wheel, get pulled by an antique tractor and check out the vegetable exhibition. $$. , Crownsville, MD,

Frederick County Fair
From September 14 to 22, you can surround yourself with the mountains just an hour outside the larger cities. There will be special events like the demonlition derby and the tractor pull, while regular activities include the home arts and crafts building demonstrations, countless awards and the kiddie carnival rides. $$. , Frederick, MD,

Howard County Fair
From August 4 to 11, there will be a variety of activities every day, including pig races, bingo hall and pony rides. Thursday has a "Dollar Ride Day," where every ride is $1 each for the whole day. $$. , West Friendship, MD,

Maryland State Fair
From August 23 to September 3, different activities will occur all throughout each and every day. Some highlights include a dairy and poultry juding contest, a dog show, the horse and pony show and a tailgate throw down. $$. , Lutherville-Timonium, MD,

Montgomery County Fair
From August 10 to 18, each day will have a host of different opportunities to get you coming back each day with a different day celebration, whether it be Senior Citizens Day or Family Day. Activities include honey bee demonstrations, mulch pig races and personal ponies pettings. $$. , Gaithersburg, MD,


Arlington County Fair
From August 15 to 19, a new exhibit here will be the Profiles of Honor. Taking place inside of a mobile home, it will provide an interactive exhibit to museums, libraries and historic sites in Virginia's history, profiling the Old Dominion's role in World War I and World War II. There is also a photo booth, pony rides and races for both piglets and goats. Free. , Arlington, VA,

Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival
This year's annual fair brings what they describe as "old-fashioned county fun" with things to do like carnival games, rides and animal shows. There will be a free concert on Thursday and stage entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. $$. , Herndon, VA,

Loudoun County International Festival
Starting September 30, this two-day event features live entertainment, cultural demonstrations and food from all around the world. All performances and vendors represent different backgrounds and cultures. There's also plenty to do for the kids like the petting zoo and the moonbounce. $$. Free for kids. , Leesburg, VA,

Prince William County Fair
From August 10 to 18, one can live like a ranch hand with camel and pony rides, participate in a mechanical bull ride and see the different animal shows on particular nights. Other events include a monster truck show, a three-ring circus and a power wheels derby. $$. , Dumfries, VA,