Town and Country Fair in Washington, Missouri

Photo by David O'Brien

Celebrate the final weeks of summer at the Town & Country Fair in Washington, Missouri. The annual event is jam-packed with fun for the whole family. There are carnival rides, livestock shows, concerts, motocross, bull riding, monster trucks and more.

When and Where:

The Washington Town & Country Fair is held each year in August. In 2016, the fair is Wednesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 7. It's held at the Washington Fairgrounds at 1261 Veterans Drive. From St. Louis, take I-44 West to exit 251 (Highway 100). Turn right and follow Highway 100 for about 10 miles into Washington.

Admission Prices:

Ticket prices are $15-$25 a day for adults and $10-$15 a day for children. If you plan to go more than one day, you can save money with a season pass. Season passes for adults are $45 in advance or $48 at the gate. Children's passes are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate.

Music Headliners:

One of the big attractions at the fair each year is the music. Nationally known bands are brought in to entertain on the Main Stage. Here's the 2016 schedule of headliners:

August 3 at 8:30 p.m. - Finding Favour
August 4 at 8:30 p.m. - Frankie Ballard
August 5 at 8:30 p.m. - Alabama
August 6 at 8:30 p.m. - Bret Michaels
August 7 at 8:30 p.m. - Thompson Square

Popular local bands will also perform throughout the fair at the Entertainment Tent.

Motorsports and More:

There's also plenty of action each night at the Motorsports Arena. Fans can watch a variety of events including bull riding, monster trucks and motocross. Here's the 2016 schedule for Motorsports Arena:

August 3 at 8 p.m. - Bull Riding
August 4 at 8 p.m. - Rodeo
August 5 at 6 p.m. - Pro-Stock Truck and Tractor Pull
August 6 at 6 p.m. - Tractor and Mini Rod Pull
August 7 at 6 p.m. - Motocross

For the complete schedule of events including music and motorsports, see the Town & Country Fair website.

Kids Activities:

The Town & Country Fair is a family event and that means there are a lot of activities for children. Agriland is a special kids area that's open each day of the fair. Children can explore and play in giant piles of corn and soybeans. They can also pet a pig, see chickens hatch and get their faces painted. If that isn't enough, there's even more to do at the Family Fun Center including puppet shows, story time, crafts and games. And, don't forget about the carnival rides and games on the Midway.

The Washington Town & Country Fair is just one of the many things to do in the St. Louis area in August. For more ideas, see Top August Events in St. Louis or Free Summer Events in the St. Louis Area.