With summer coming to a close, it’s almost time for the 74th annual Prince William County Fair! This year’s fair will run from August 11th-19th and is a great way to spend time with friends and family before school starts up again.

Tickets range from $10 for children/seniors to $20 for adults while children under 4 are granted free entry. All tickets include parking, midway shows, interactive animal exhibits, and home arts demonstrations. Wristbands are available for sale each day for unlimited ride access and range in cost from $23-$33 depending on the day of the week.

Every day a variety of events and activities will take place including a petting zoo, dog show, camel and pony rides, and mechanical bull rides. Check out the award-winning florals, crafts, and photographs on display at the Home Arts Building and view the farming antiques and tractors located at the Heritage Barn each day. More local crafts and vendors can be found at the commercial building. Thrill rides, kids rides, and carnival games will be available throughout the week.

Each year a number of contests are held, and local entertainers come out to support the fair. Here’s this year’s lineup for special events:

  • Monday, August 14th
    • Trey Schneider: 7:00 at Grandstand
    • 4H Family Fun Night: 5:00 at Show Barn
  • Tuesday, August 15th
    • Power Wheels: 5:00 at Grand Stand
    • Garden Tractor: 7:00 at Grand Stand
    • Carrie Brockwell: 7:00 at Show Barn
  • Wednesday, August 16th
    • Monster Trucks: 7:00 at Grand Stand
    • Page Country Ramblers: 7:00 at Show Barn
  • Thursday, August 17th
    • Monster Trucks: 7:00 at Grandstand
    • Swine Show: 6:00 at Sheep/Hog Barn
    • Mullet Contest: 5:00 at Show Barn
    • Spencer Hatcher: 7:00 at Show Barn
  • Friday, August 18th
    • Motocross: 7:00 at Grandstand
    • Dairy Cattle Show: 10:00 a.m. at Sheep/Hog Barn
    • Sheep Show: 4:00 at Sheep/Hog Barn
    • Home Arts Awards: 6:30 at Show Barn
    • Hot Rod Rockers: 7:00 at Show Barn
  • Saturday, August 19th
    • Demolition Derby: 7:00 at Grandstand
    • Lionel Ward: 7:00 at Show Barn
    • The New World Band: 9:00 at Show Barn

For a complete schedule, map of the fairgrounds, and coupons for certain vendors, download the 2023 PWC fair brochure.

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