History of 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 ceased operations for a few years during the Second World War, it was resumed in the following year, and the fair continues to run every year.

In recent years, we have expanded to include events such as a tractor pull, Dutch oven cook-off, and the Miss Washington County Fair pageant.

We continue to grow each year, making it possible to provide ongoing assistance to Washington County’s youth while also promoting agriculture. Thank you for supporting Washington County Fair!

-The Washington County Fair Association