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State Fair of Virginia 2024

Carnival, pig races, and other traditional entertainment

Dates: September 27-October 6, 2024

State Fair of Virginia
State Fair of Virginia
State Fair of Virginia
State Fair of Virginia
State Fair of Virginia

The State Fair of Virginia is a ten-day event taking place from late September to early October at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Caroline County, Virginia. The beautiful Meadow Park is a great outdoor setting for exciting rides, games, shows, concerts, and other family fun. The fair features dozens of fantastic events happening every day: magic tricks, log-rolling, snake handling, chainsawing, and stilt-walking. Educational activities include agricultural, technological and historical exhibitions, livestock displays and competitions such as pig races.

Fair Location and Hours

The fair commonly runs at the Meadow Event Park from 10 am to 9 pm.

Fair Events and Entertainment

The Virginia State Fair features dozens of food vendors offering all-time favourites like funnel cakes, cotton candy, and barbecue chicken. Vendors offer souvenirs, clothing, belt buckles, and various unusual designs.

Every year, the fair showcases local agricultural products, arts & crafts as well as technology. Young McDonald's Farm is a popular petting zoo for children. There is also the Heritage Village with displays of Native American history. Small children can enjoy special rides like a merry-go-round and the slow speed airplane rider.

State Fair of Virginia History

The State Fair of Virginia dates back to 1854. For many years it was held near Richmond, Virginia, at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Since 2009 it has been held at the (300 acres) Meadow Event Park with a vast exposition hall, a multi-purpose pavilion, a large horse-stall for over 140 horses, and four show rings.

Practical info

Where is the Virginia State Fair located?

The State Fair of Virginia is annually held at The Meadow Event Park, located in Caroline County, Virginia. Show more

How much are VA State Fair tickets?

At the gate, VA State Fair admission is $15 for adults and $12 for kids aged 5 to 12. Seniors and military price is also $12. It is also possible to purchase unlimited ride wristbands for $25 each. Tickets can be bought online as well. Show more

How many people attend the Virginia State Fair?

Since 2018, Virginia State Fair sees around 250,000 visitors Show more

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