ARLINGTON, Va. - The Arlington County Fair kicked off Wednesday with a ribbon cutting and opening ceremony.
The Virginia is for Lovers art piece featured at last year's fair returned once again. This time it includes the Pride flag on the letter "O." The Arlington County Fair Board says it is excited to send a message of inclusion to the nearly 2 thousand people who frequent the fair each day.
The board is made up of volunteers who plan the fair all year long.
"In the current climate of the world and the area right now, if we can help to spread a little bit of love one picture at a time, we encourage people to come out and take a picture with it," said Chair of the Arlington County Fair Board of Directors Kyle Thornhill.
The Arlington County Fair is the only free carnival to the public in the state of Virginia.