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When the undefeated Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby on May 7, he boosted his winning streak to eight races.
William Nack and Otto Thorwarth will be among headliners for the Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow Event Park April 1-3.
There’s a big bash planned for “Big Red,” and this year the Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow Event Park will feature a “family reunion” as well.
Several descendants of Triple Crown champion Secretariat are in the running for Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious awards.
Online voting concluded Dec. 17 for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi or “Voice of the People” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resonated with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.
Wayne F. Pryor, a Hadensville beef, grain and timber producer, was elected Dec. 4 to a fifth two-year term as president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.
The Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village, which will open Nov. 14 and run through Jan. 3, 2015, is a holiday light display created with nearly a million LED lights and set to music.
The historic yearling barn area at The Meadow Event Park, once a hub of equine activity when Secretariat lived there as a frisky colt, came alive again during the State Fair of Virginia.
Official attendance figures show 238,000 people visited this year’s State Fair of Virginia, a 4 percent increase over last year’s attendance. “We couldn’t have asked for a better combination of mostly sunny skies, cooler temperatures and large crowds,” said Greg Hicks, the fair’s vice president of communications.
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.
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.
Taylor Reynolds of Chesterfield County is the 2015 Miss State Fair of Virginia. Reynolds, 19, is pursuing a degree in biology at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., where she is a sophomore.
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.
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.
The State Fair of Virginia is steeped in tradition, but there are plenty of new features that could become fairgoer favorites.
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.
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.
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.
There will be lots to celebrate at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia, including exciting rides, cuddly animals, great foods and exhilarating entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Competitions are a time-honored tradition at fairs across the country, and the State Fair of Virginia is no exception.
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.
An exciting new schedule of equine events promises lots of “horsepower” at the State Fair of Virginia this year.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
It may be only mid-July, but Virginia Christmas tree growers are preparing now for their holiday sales season.
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.
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.