The fair celebrates traditional farm skills and tradition with events like a cow milking contest, a tractor pull, and competitions on everything from rabbit raising to vegetable growing.
Here is what you need to know:
Admission is free. Carnival rides require tickets.
Thursday, July 30
Carnival and fair open at 10 a.m. Gonzo’s Nose plays a concert at 7:30 p.m. Free parking.
Friday, July 31
Carnival and fair open at 10 a.m. Highlight: Big Truck Night at 6:30 p.m. Free parking.
Saturday, Aug. 1
4H Exhibits open at 9 a.m. Carnival begins at 11 a.m. Highlights: Robotics Showcase; Dog Shows; Tractor Pull at 4 p.m. Parking is $7.
Sunday, Aug. 2
4H Exhibits open at 9 a.m. Carnival begins at 11 a.m. Highlights: Sheep, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, and Dairy Goat Shows; Stage Entertainment; Robotics Showcase; Dog Demonstrations. Parking is $7.
To see full lineup of activities or to enter a competition, visit the Fairfax County website.
Photo: Riding competition at 4H Fair/Courtesy Fairfax County