The Fair has been held at Thomas Jefferson Park for 45 years. As such an iconic event, a Site Review Committee comprised of subject matter experts from the Special Events Committee reviewed eight possible sites for the County Fair, including the fair’s current location and Long Bridge Park. The most feasible options based on 21 event needs, such as location size, parking, and community impact, were to either remain at Thomas Jefferson Community Center and Park or move to Long Bridge Park (not inside the aquatics facility).
The Arlington County wants to hear from the community regarding thoughts on the Fair’s location.
Community feedback will help inform where the County Fair is held; however, the final decision will also consider the needs of the Arlington County Fair Board, public safety and the Fair’s impact to the community at large. The location of the Fair will be reviewed by the County Special Events Committee and County leadership, in coordination with the Arlington County Fair Board, to determine the best location for the Fair in 2022 and beyond.