PWC Fair is back, August 12-20

A family tradition since 1949, Prince William County’s fair is the largest County Fair in Virginia. This annual event is packed with good old-fashioned fun such as livestock exhibits, home arts exhibits, tractor pulls, a rodeo, demolition derbies, baby contests, live music, and a variety of midway shows. You can also count on games and carnival rides. Prince William County 4-H Clubs also participate in activities and demonstrations.

The fair will be held August 12-20 this year. Tickets prices are $8 for children ages 5-13 and seniors over age 65, $12 for adults (ages 14-64). Ride tickets are additional and purchased separately. Attend Monday, August 15th for half-price admission. Active military and children under 4 are FREE daily. Advance tickets are discounted and there are family 5-pack weekday admission tickets as well. Online sales end July 31.


This year’s live concert will be held Thursday, August 18th beginning at 7 pm with Spencer Hatcher & The Ol’ Son Gang. The main event will begin at 8:30 featuring multi-platinum country music recording artist Tracy Byrd. Seating is limited and tickets are on sale now at https://pwcfair.com/.

In the Show Barn, various pageants will take place at specific times. Page County Ramblers will perform at 7 pm on August 16th, Hot Rod Rockers at 7 pm on August 19th, and Lionel Ward & The New World Band will be on stage at 7 and 9 pm on August 20th.

Other events throughout the fair include tractor pulls, demolition derbies, monster trucks, and a rodeo. See the event schedule for details.

Children will enjoy the Kids Zone where they can see a Space Adventure Thrills Show, or Sea Lion Splash. Camel and pony rides by Rockin A Ranch will take place each day and there will also be a Butterfly Encounter throughout the week.

The Heritage Barn will host farming antiques and tractors all day every day.

In the Agriculture Barn, you’ll find Rockin A Ranch’s petting zoo and 4H exhibits all day every day. Animal shows will take place in the Sheep/Hog Barn at specific times. See the event schedule for details.

PWC Fair Competitions

Among the fun will be contests including:

  • Mullet contest
  • Frozen t-shirt contest
  • Agriculture and home arts
  • Power wheels derby
  • PWC Fair pageant

There’s something for everyone at the PWC Fair located at 10624 Dumfries Road in Manassas. Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun!

Old Town Manassas is a short drive from the fairgrounds and is a quaint and charming place to visit. Stop in and support local businesses.