Washington County Fair
  • Event date: 2023-08-26
  • August 22-26, 2023

August 22-26, 2023

The 2023 Washington County Fair is back for another year of one of the most celebrated and established traditions in Northwest Arkansas. Don't miss the largest county fair in Arkansas when it lands in Fayetteville from Tuesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 26!

Originally founded in 1857, this family-friendly event has a little something for everyone, from bull riding to the Miss Washington County Fair pageant! Thrill seekers will have their pick of the largest selection of action-packed rides around, and those that sit out can enjoy the livestock competitions, art displays, free petting zoo and photo cutout boards. All ages will enjoy walking the fairgrounds, people-watching, riding the rides, and celebrating the end of summer with all the classic fair food!

Admission to the Washington County Fair for the 2023 season is $5.00 cash/$7.50 card per person (ages 6+), with children 5 and under admitted for free. Armband information for 2023 has not yet been released, but for reference, armbands with unlimited ride access were available for purchase for $30 per person in 2022. The gates at the Washington County Fair will be open from 10am to 10pm daily, with extended hours until 2am for Midnight Madness on Friday, August 25th. Parking at the fairgrounds is free for attendees.

An abbreviated schedule of events for the Washington County Fair in Fayetteville, Arkansas is listed below.

Tuesday, August 22nd
10:00am-10:00pm | Carnival 5:00-10:00pm
Free petting zoo until 9:00pm

Wednesday, August 23rd - School Day
10:00am-10:00pm | Carnival 5:00-10:00pm
Free petting zoo until 9:00pm

Thursday, August 24th - Senior Citizen Day
10:00am-10:00pm | Carnival 5:00-10:00pm
Free petting zoo until 9:00pm

Friday, August 25th - Midnight Madness
10:00am-10:00pm | Carnival 5:00pm-2:00am
Free petting zoo until 9:00pm
Midnight Madness until 2:00am

Saturday, August 26th
10:00am-10:00pm | Carnival noon-10:00pm
Free petting zoo until 9:00pm

The Washington County Fairgrounds are located at 2537 N. McConnell Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704. For more information about the fair or to see a schedule of events, visit www.mywashcofair.com.

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