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Harris Teeter to invest $95 million in first Virginia distribution operation

Harris Teeter, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., will invest $95 million to establish a 1.5 million-square-foot food distribution operation in Caroline County


Hoofprints of History Tours at Secretariat’s birthplace will continue this fall

For the fall tourist who likes to discover hidden treasures, there is a gem only 30 minutes from Richmond. It’s the birthplace of Secretariat at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, about 2 miles from Interstate 95 at Exit 98.


Secretariat birthplace at The Meadow named to National Register of Historic Places

The birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat located in The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County has been named to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.


Secretariat celebration will be part of Virginia Horse Festival

The annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County will have extra horsepower this year.


Secretariat descendants in running for awards

Several descendants of Triple Crown champion Secretariat are in the running for Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious awards.


‘Hoofprints of History’ tours readying for a fall run at The Meadow

The legendary Secretariat made many a victorious trip across the finish line during his racing career. Tourists looking for an off-the-beaten-path day trip this fall can make tracks to his birthplace at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

Giant pumpkin and watermelons break State Fair records

Hank Houston of Spotsylvania County grew the largest entry in this year’s Giant Pumpkin Contest at the State Fair of Virginia; his pumpkin weighed 1,203.2 pounds. The previous record, set in 2007, was 1,138 pounds for a pumpkin grown by William Layton of Nelson County.

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State Fair anticipates robust attendance this weekend

The State Fair of Virginia is anticipating peak attendance Saturday, Sept. 27, and anticipates similar attendance on Sunday, Sept. 28. Ample parking is available—and free—and courtesy trams are being used to move visitors to and from their vehicles.

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State Fair striving to be accessible to all

Options besides foot travel are available to ensure that all guests are able to enjoy this year’s State Fair of Virginia. “Accessibility for all of our fairgoers is very important to us,” said Pam Daneker, the fair’s operations manager.

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State Fair favorites could change with introduction of new attractions

The State Fair of Virginia is steeped in tradition, but there are plenty of new features that could become fairgoer favorites.

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State Fair readying for 10 a.m. opening on Sept. 26

The tents are already going up, and other preparations are accelerating as the State Fair of Virginia readies for its 10-day run that will begin Sept. 26 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

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State Fair of Virginia local music lineup

The charismatic Peppas of VCU and the inaugural Latin Music Festival are two of many highlights that will grace the Taste The Local stage at the Triple Crown Amphitheater during the 2014 State Fair of Virginia.

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State Fair of Virginia to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition powered by USA Football

Young football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their skills when Joey’s Hot Dogs hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Oct. 3 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the State Fair of Virginia.

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Signature craft beer Virginia Midway to be tapped at State Fair

There will be lots to celebrate at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia, including exciting rides, cuddly animals, great foods and exhilarating entertainment.

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State Fair raring to go with two nights each of rodeo and demolition derby

From bucking broncos to barrel racing to banged-up cars, the State Fair of Virginia promises evenings of non-stop thrills with a professional rodeo and a demolition derby.

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Black Tie & Boots guests will ‘Mingle at The Meadow’ Sept. 26

Black Tie & Boots, the State Fair of Virginia’s opening-night benefit gala, will return to the fair this year after a two-year hiatus.

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Popular on-site chain saw sculptor returning to State Fair

Ben Risney of Masters of the Chainsaw, a popular State Fair of Virginia attraction, will effortlessly turn logs into unique replicas of bears, penguins, flowers, lighthouses or whatever fires up his imagination.

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State Fair tickets now on sale at numerous ticket outlet locations

Fans of the State Fair of Virginia can spend less time in line and more time enjoying the fair—and save money—with tickets purchased from numerous ticket outlets or online.

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Fast and frantic or slow and smooth, there is a fair ride for everyone this year

Fair fun will soon be cranked up at the State Fair of Virginia. The fair’s Midway Madness presented by the Virginia Lottery and the Virginia529 Kidway will open at 11 a.m. each morning during the fair’s 10-day run and remain open until at least an hour after the ticket windows close each evening.

Equine events to bring plenty of horse power to State Fair

An exciting new schedule of equine events promises lots of “horsepower” at the State Fair of Virginia this year.

State Fair to feature a fast flurry of grounds attractions

A fast flurry of activity awaits visitors to this year’s State Fair of Virginia. From the crashing, smashing Demolition Derby to the high-flying stunts of the King BMX Stunt Show riders, fair organizers are promising an action-packed 10 days.

Get ready for a ‘swine’ time! Rosaire’s Royal Racers returning to State Fair

At the Kentucky Derby, the horses trot onto the track at the call to the post. At this year’s State Fair of Virginia, Rosaire’s Royal Racers will heed the “call to the pork.”

Online advance ticket sales begin Aug. 11 for 2014 State Fair

Fans of the State Fair of Virginia who want to save time and money can begin buying advance tickets online at StateFairVa.org starting Aug. 11. Online ticket sales will run through Sept. 23.

Fiddle and banjo competitions return to State Fair of Virginia

The 2014 State Fair of Virginia, dedicated to showcasing the best of Virginia, is seeking the state’s best banjo players and fiddlers to compete on Oct. 4 during this year’s fair.

Miss Virginia-affiliated pageant returning to 2014 State Fair

Applications for the Miss State Fair of Virginia Pageant are being accepted through Aug. 30. The pageant will be held Sept. 28 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.


Secretariat descendants to descend on The Meadow for show

The Meadow Descendants Gathering at the new Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show will bring together 51 horses that are related to Secretariat or other Meadow Stable champions.

Ginny has hit the road to promote the State Fair of Virginia

To help drive excitement about the State Fair and promote all the fair has to offer, Ginny the State Fair bus is traveling to various locations in the Richmond and Fredericksburg regions this summer and fall.

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Christmas in July? Virginia tree growers preparing now

It may be only mid-July, but Virginia Christmas tree growers are preparing now for their holiday sales season.

New livestock pavilion ready for use during State Fair

The brand-new 40,000-square-foot First Bank & Trust Pavilion is ready to house cattle during this year’s State Fair of Virginia, which will open Sept. 26 and run through Oct. 5.


Thoroughbred horse event to showcase retrained race horses

The new Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show, which will be held July 25-27 at The Meadow Event Park, will highlight the versatility of former race horses in the show ring while showcasing the illustrious history of the venue.

State Fair booking performers for local music stage

The 2014 State Fair of Virginia is seeking the state’s best performers—musicians, dancers and others—to share their talents during this year’s event, which will run from Sept. 26 through Oct. 5.

Miss State Fair Courtney Garrett is crowned Miss Virginia

The reigning Miss State Fair of Virginia, Courtney Garrett, was crowned Miss Virginia 2014 June 28 at the Roanoke Civic Center.


Secretariat descendants were in full force for 2014 Triple Crown

Even though the Triple Crown trophy went unclaimed yet again, the bloodlines of the greatest Triple Crown champion of all, Virginia-born Secretariat, dominated the track throughout the journey.

California Chrome now only 12 furlongs from Triple Crown fame

California Chrome won the Preakness Stakes on May 17 in a thrilling follow-up to his commanding win in the Kentucky Derby.

Two University of Richmond basketball coaches died in balloon crash

The University of Richmond community extends its prayers and thoughts to the families of two members of the women’s basketball staff who were aboard a balloon that crashed May 9 in Caroline County, Va.