History of the Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair is the largest and most established county fair in Arkansas. Founded in 1857, The Washington County Fair is a reflection of the past decades of farmers, business leaders, volunteers and youth that have, with hard work and dedication, made The Washington County Fair what it is today.
 
Our history reveals many past events, such as baseball games, horse races and community dinners. Although the fair was suspended during the Second World War for a few years, the following year the fair was reorganized and has been going strong ever since.

In the past few years we have introduced new events such as our tractor pull, Dutch oven cook-off and beauty pageant. In 2007 we began our partnership with Bikes, Blues & BBQ and the fairgrounds became the official campgrounds for the event. Since then, we have had great success and expanded the activities at the fairgrounds during BB&B.

 

Our future continues to grow each year and it allows us to continue helping the youth of Washington County, while also promoting agriculture.

 

Thank you for attending the 2015 Washington County Fair this year!

 

-The Washington County Fair Association

Learn More About the 2017 Washington County Fair

Carnival Midway

Carnival Midway

Carnival Midway opens at 5pm each day, except for Noon on Saturday! Come visit the LARGEST midway in Northwest Arkansas!

Buckin' at the Fair

Buckin' at the Fair

Saturday, September 2nd @ 7:00 pm LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour at the Washington County Fair

Sponsored by: Nabholz Construction

Washington County Fair Pageant

Washington County Fair Pageant

Entries are now being accepted!
Deadline to enter: August 24, 2017

The 2017 Washington County Fair Pageant is open to girls ages 0-21 years who reside in Washington County. The teen and miss winners will also compete in the Arkansas State Fair Queen Contest in October.