When: Friday, September
22 - Sunday, October 1, 2023
Directions to fairgrounds:
Event Park is located between Fredericksburg and
Richmond, just off exit 98 (Kings Dominion)
on Interstate 95.
Get ready for the big end-of-summer event in VA when the Virginia State Fair opens on Friday, September 22 and runs for 10 fun-filled days until Sunday, October 1, 2023.
All about the Virginia State Fair
The very first Virginia State Fair was held in 1855. The fair was held to promote agriculture and farming, but like most state fairs it transformed in to a more public friendly event along the way, and farming and agriculture became just one of many attractions
that the fair hosts to entertain and fascinate the public.
Of course, animals still make up a big part of the fair, and can be found competing in races and blue ribbon events, entertaining both children and adults at the petting zoo, and performing in rodeos.
Another returning favorite are the amusement park rides for kids of all ages, along with nightly concerts by big name music headliners.
Jugglers and daily magic shows only add to the carnival atmosphere - along with so many different varieties of calorie-laden fried foods and sweets it's hard to know where to begin!
Last year's VA State Fair lineup included The Frontmen,
Priscilla Block, Cooper Alan, and The Spinners
2023 Virginia State Fair concert lineup
Past performers at the Virginia State Fair have included such country stars as Jake Owen, The Band Perry, The Charlie Daniels Band, along with favorite bluegrass bands.
All concerts start at 7:30 PM and are traditionally included with fair admission.
Meanwhile, keep it here for the complete concert list of entertainment at the Virginia State Fair 2023 including dates, times and performances when they are announced over the summer.
What else to see and do at the Virginia State
More popular attractions at the Virginia State Fair include the aerial show, which features wire walkers, jugglers, and all kinds of gymnastic performers, magic shows, motorcycle stunts, and a professional rodeo.
Then there are the racing pigs, and not to mention the ever-popular snake handlers and alligator wrestlers!
Scenes from the Virginia State Fair
And of course a major mainstay of any state fair - FOOD - is in ample supply every year -- whether you choose a deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chocolate-covered corn dog, or pumpkin funnel cake!
More about the Virginia State Fair around the Web:
Fair of Virginia - The official site with information on admission and ticket prices, concert lineup, agricultural and livestock show schedules, directions, map, photos.
Virginia State Fair - Wikipedia overview with historical highlights, information on popular attractions with photos and related resources.
Fairs - Virginia is for Lovers - Fair fanatic? Check out the major fairs and festivals along with more on regional happenings throughout the summer months.