Fairs and Festivals in South County

Fairs, festivals and fun fill the landscape in South County year round. Jump into the action at the Washington County Agricultural Fair with fireworks, competitions, arts and crafts, great food, top line music acts, and NE's largest traveling roller coaster). The annual Rhythm & Roots Festival features multiple stages for music and dance. Enjoy craft fairs and quilt fairs, spinning demonstrations and concerts and Rhode Island's best lobster, steamers, chowder, fish and chips, clam cakes, and more.
Washington County Fair 2018

Route 112 Richmond, RI Phone:

August 15-19, 2018

Family fun and excitement for all ages with fireworks kicking off the event on Wednesday night. The fair is packed with competition and games, arts and crafts, great food, and the largest midway in Rhode Island (including NE's largest traveling roller coaster). Battle of the Fisherman, pie eating contests, rooster crowing contest, swine obstacle course. Music by Mickey Lamontia, Stephanie Quail, Morgan Wallen, Sawyer Brown Band, Morgan Evans.
Admission: Adults, $10; kids age 10 and younger, free. Parking is free.
Rhythm & Roots Festival 2018

Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Road Charlestown, RI Phone: 888-855-6940

August 31-September 2, 2018

The Rhythm and Roots Festival has become a staple in New England festival culture. It is a weekend filled with wonderful Cajun and Zydeco music and dance, delicious New Orleans-style food and good times. The festival is for all ages and has events and activities for children. Lineup includes Taj Mahal Trio, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Leftover Salmon, Asleep At the Wheel, Hot Rize, Shinyribs, Donna the Buffalo, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Los Texmaniacs, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Earle & Coffin, Girls, Guns & Glory, Bonerama, Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters, Session Americana Feufollet, Golden Triangle, Dustbowl Revival, CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Say Darling, Kristin Andreassen & Bright Sides, GoovaLottos, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez with Sin Sisters, David Greely, Johnny Nicholas, Ed Poullard & Preston Frank, Hot Tamale Brass Band, Magnolia Cajun Band, Dawn Dove, and Len Cabral.