Virginia State Fair 2017

Virginia State Fair, the annual state fair of Virginia is generally held at Meadow Event Park, Caroline County. This fair is generally held at the end of September. This year the fair is expected to start from Sept. 29 - Oct. 8, 2017.

Date of Event:

The fair is scheduled to run on Sept. 29 - Oct. 8, 2017    

Event Location: Meadow Event Park, Caroline County VA.

Virginia State Fair History

The goal of the Virginia State Fair was to promote agriculture and farming when it was first held in 1855. But as years passed, just like the other fairs the Virginia State Fair also changed into a more public friendly event. Farming and agriculture became one of many attractions at the fair and the primary importance is given to entertainment factors in order to fascinate the common mass. The fair was initially held somewhere near Richmond and Henrico county and considering the larger crowd it was later moved to Meadow Event Park.

Major Attractions at Virginia State Fair

The fair hosts races, blue ribbon events, amusement park rides etc. these are major attractions that fascinates visitors of all ages.
Virginia State Fair is an occasion to showcase Virginia's finest animals and agriculture, with the major attraction of the fair being.

  • Exhibits and shows related to fine arts and crafts
  • Blue ribbon competitions
  • Toe-tappin' music and other entertainments

Past concert headliners who have been a part of the Virginia State Fair Oklahoma State Fair were Jake Owen, The Band Perry, soul singer Percy Sledge, along with favourite bluegrass bands, gospel groups, and local performers.  This year's concert line-up has not announced yet. Everyone is keen on the announcement that is expected to happen in May.
Other major attractions at the fair are the aerial show that includes performance of wire walkers, jugglers, and all kinds of gymnastic performers, pig race, the State Fair Animal Nursery, the duck slide and the most popular tractor pulls. Food stalls of regional food varieties are another integral part of the fair. The fair hosts numerous historical exhibits as well, which showcase the state's rich cultural heritage.