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State Fair of Virginia competitions: One for every taste or talent

Competitions are a time-honored tradition at fairs across the country, and the State Fair of Virginia is no exception.


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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.


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The wait is nearly over, fabulous fried fair foods are coming back

Battered, dipped and fried describes many of the mouth-watering foods at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.


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.”


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More growth on tap for Virginia’s craft beer industry

Virginia’s flourishing craft beer industry is delighting beer enthusiasts, capturing critical acclaim, boosting tourism and attracting events such as the National Beer Expo, which was held last month in Richmond.


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.


State Fair of Virginia to feature Parmalee, The Original Drifters, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, more

The State Fair of Virginia’s concert lineup for 2014 will include hit country band Parmalee, long-lasting doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group The Original Drifters and ‘80s blues rockers The Fabulous Thunderbirds.


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.


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.


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.


Barren Ridge Vineyards among State Fair wine competition winners

A panel of wine producers, retailers, writers, collectors and other industry professionals sampled and critiqued Virginia wines from across the commonwealth that were submitted for the revived State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition.


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.


Virginia wine competition returning to 2014 State Fair

Virginia wineries have been invited to submit wines for judging at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia commercial wine competition.