The annual Charles County Fair is the time of year that my caloric intake goes through the roof. From kettle corn to cotton candy, my waistline expands faster than a balloon.
This year’s fair is September 15th-18th in La Plata, MD. Entertainment, special events, and activities for all ages are scheduled as well as four stages filled with games, shows, music, a baby show, pig races, pony rides and performers of all sorts for the whole family to enjoy.
The carnival midway is full of rides and contests for all ages, and if you get hungry, there are plenty of choices from traditional county fair food to more healthy alternatives (but what’s the fun in that?), even crab cakes!
Admission is $5.00 for those over 10 years of age. Those under 11 years of age, there is no charge. Season passes are available for $12.00 and can be purchased at any entry gate. On the Friday of the fair, all school children are admitted free from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.