A county fair lets you get close to livestock without having to sneak on a farm disguised as a bale of hay. Keep the grass stains off your haysuit with this GrouponLive deal.
- $40 for a one-day pass for four to the closing day of "Summer's Last Blast" (up to an $80 value)
- When: Sunday, August 11, at 12 p.m.
- Where: Washington Town & Country Fair
- Door time: 12 p.m.
- General admission; includes all fair attractions except for food, drink, and games
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Children under the age of six are admitted for free.
Closing Day of "Summer's Last Blast"
Parmalee Performing "Carolina"
"Summer's Last Blast" ends its run at the Washington Town & Country Fair with a grand finale of music, exhibitions, family-friendly activities, midway rides, and food. Stadium motocross action starts at 2 p.m., as good Knievels shun their chiropractors with daring jumps and reckless speed. The thrills continue with the Robinson family, who wield power tools to create elegant sculptures in the chainsaw carvers exhibit throughout the day. Things calm down a bit in the family fun center, where an egg-drop contest allows kids to indulge their competitive streaks. They can also fine-tune their karate chops at a demonstration by the martial-arts fitness academy and take notes on career multi-tasking at a juggling show.
All of these activities build to the day's final spectacle: a performance from up-and-coming country rock band Parmalee. With hits like "Musta Had a Good Time" and "Carolina", the group puts on an energetic live show.
Summer's Last Blast at the Washington Town and Country Fair
If summer could talk, it would brag about how every year, it gets to spend its final days at the Washington Town and Country Fair. The all-ages festival combines the quaintness of the old-fashioned with the marvels of modern times, much like Charlotte's Web, but with more monster trucks. Showing off the "town" part of Town and Country, classic rock and country stars perform on the main stage, while the Midway twinkles and rumbles with carnival rides. The fair shows its "country" side with livestock pavilions, farm mechanic exhibits, and Agriland, where wee ones leans the joys of farm living while participating in pig chases. Adults get to cheer on monster truck rallies, tractor pulls, bull riders, UTV, and motocross races.