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.
The 2014 fair will open Sept. 26 and run through Oct. 5.
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fans were encouraged to enter a bus-naming contest
in early July. Ginny, short for Virginia, was the winning name, and the bus made her debut July 12 at the Hanover Tomato Festival
Visitors to the all-day event
were encouraged to take selfies with Ginny as well as with newly crowned Miss Virginia, Courtney Garrett, who won the Miss State Fair
pageant in 2013. Drawings were held for State Fair
Advance ticket sales will begin Aug. 1.
Ginny also is featured in State Fair television
ads, which will air in September. The public can read her story on Facebook and follow her travels on Twitter as she discovers some of the best fair features Virginia
has to offer.
The State Fair
is held each fall at its permanent home at The Meadow Event Park
in Caroline County
. The fair’s mission is to increase agricultural and natural resource awareness and interest through educational programs, exhibitions and competitions in a fun, family-friendly setting.