Just as we approach the last few weeks of summer, we also approach the first few weeks of county fair season. Don’t you just love how that works out?! This weekend head to Mo. County to whirl on kiddie rides and nosh on fried candy bars at Maryland’s largest county fair. Then chillax at an outdoor movie in Alexandria or a bug-themed family yoga sesh in Arlington. Check out these other fun happenings and let the good times roll.

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Montgomery County Fair Fun
It’s not hard to see why this is the largest county fair in the State of Maryland. Showcasing  farm life in Montgomery County, this has Chainsaw Chix Carver Demonstrations, Cheese Carving Contest near Cheese Booth , and Monster Truck Madness. And, did we mention all of the fair food you’ll want to gobble up? Fri.-SunEvent details.


Movies Under the Stars: Lion King
Watch (or re-watch) this classic animated film outdoors courtesy of the City of Alexandria. Concessions will be available and guests may bring blankets or low beach chairs to sit on. Coolers and outside food items are welcome. FriEvent details.


How To: Love Your Lunchbox
Looking to put the health back into kiddos’ meals? Cindy Santa Ana is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and mother of two, who will be waxing poetic on baby and toddler food, family meals that bring smiles (and sanity!) to your dinner table, and her first book, Unprocessed Living: 3 Easy Steps to Transition Into Healthy Eating. FriEvent details.

Silver Spring

Looney Tunes on the Big Screen
Back by popular demand: Another selection of Warner Bros.’ classic Looney Tunes cartoons at AFI Silver Theatre! Enjoy these animated masterpieces with your little bits, presented on 35mm prints just like the good old days. Fri.-SunEvent details.


Family Yoga: I Like Bugs
Get ready to explore yoga through the eyes of bugs! Families will work with Sun Salutations and Tree Poses as they create a safe environment for our bug neighbors, then mimic them with asana such as butterfly, spider and dead bug! Sun. Event details.


Strolling Along: A Must-Check Out Sidewalk Sale
The Alexandria Sidewalk Sale is a chance to find incredible bargains (up to 80% off) and unique treasures from Alexandria’s acclaimed small business boutiques. Local retailers will display a wide range of goods from fashion and jewelry to kids gear, home decor, culinary, and gift items at discounted prices. Sat.-SunEvent details.

What are your weekend plans? Tell us in the comments section. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady