Arlington Fair, Virtually

The magic of those Fair summer days and nights will be shared virtually on Facebook Live, August 14-16, during Arlington County Fair AT HOME. Visit the Fair’s Facebook page starting Fri., Aug. 14 at noon through Sun., Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. to join the fun. No Facebook account, no problem! The virtual fair can be viewed without logging in to Facebook.

In Person! Pie-Eating Championship

TRIPLE BERRY PIE! Sign up and compete for the title of 2020 Arlington County Fair Pie Eating Champion! This is the only in-person event of the virtual fair and will take place this Sat., Aug. 15 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Lyon Park (414 N Fillmore St). Video from the live championship will air on the Fair's Facebook page Sun., Aug. 16 at noon.

BINGO + Trivia

Get your game on with free virtual Bingo + Trivia to win great prizes!

BINGO (All Ages): Fri., Aug. 14, 6 p.m. Register here.

Living Green in Arlington Trivia (Kids ages 7-12): Fri., Aug. 14, 2 p.m. View details and register here.

Living Green in Arlington Trivia (Ages 13+): Sat., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. View details and register here.

Musical Performances

Rock out with this excellent virtual line-up of local acts:

Badger Creek, Fri., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Andrew Acosta, Fri., Aug. 14, 9 p.m.

Calico Cloggers, Sat., Aug. 15, 11 a.m.

Go Bananas Family Dance Party, Sat., Aug. 15, 3 p.m.

40 Miles Home, Sat., Aug. 15, 5 p.m.

Time Warp Rock, Sat., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

Danny & Jimmy - The Canales Bros, Sun., Aug. 16, 3 p.m.

Kevin Olson Music, Sun., Aug. 16, 5 p.m.

Science Sketch Along with the Arlington Art Truck

Grab your favorite art supplies and join Arlington Art Truck program artist Shelly Smith Sat., Aug. 15, 10 a.m. for a fun online drawing session featuring Arlington's amazing microorganisms. You'll sketch from images taken with Shelly's microscope as you learn more about her summer project, Greetings from Our Microbiome, including how to protect our waterways and engage in citizen science. Go to the Arlington Art Truck Instagram or Arlington Arts’ Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for more information.


Animal encounters are a favorite part of the Fair. Get your fuzzy fix during these online programs:

Meet the Goats!: Fri., Aug. 14, 8 p.m.

Arlington Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA): Pet Popsicles: Sat., Aug. 15, noon

Meet our very own Gulf Branch Nature Center Barred Owl: Sat., Aug. 15, 1 p.m.

Goat Yoga Fashion Show: Sat., Aug. 15, 4 p.m.

AWLA: Carnival of Adoptables: Sat., Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m.

AWLA: Helping People and Pets in Our Community: Sun., Aug. 16, 2 p.m.

Competitive Exhibits

Been crafting during quarantine? Show off your work! Email photos of your arts, crafts or photography to by Fri., Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. for your chance to win an award. View details + rules.