Rides, concession stands and entertainment booths were all being setup Sunday afternoon.
The Washington County fair began in 1857, some people at the fairgrounds said that tradition of fun lives on.
"There's a bunch of food, a bunch of rides," Cassidy Reed said, "it's cool to just come out with friends and hang out."
Highlights of this year's fair include livestock judging, bull-riding, a beauty pageant and racing pigs. A complete schedule of events can be found here.
"We're going to be racing pigs, we try to hog all of the excitement," Owner Charlie Boger said," Nothing's better than a piglet running around a track."
The Hambone Express will be at the fair for the second year in a row. The show features different classes of pigs racing against one another.
"The Washington County fair is a great fair, it's as good as any that we work all over the country, but it's a lot of fun," Boger said.
The gates open at the fairgrounds Tuesday at 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 each.