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2014 State Fair operating hours

Friday, Sept. 26 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 29 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday,  Oct. 1 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Note: These are the Ticket Plaza and building hours only; rides will continue to operate for a minimum of one hour after the Ticket Plaza closes, or longer at the discretion of fair management.

Save time—and money—on State Fair tickets!

Spend less time in line and more time enjoying the fair—and save money!

Purchase your tickets from one of our 2014 ticket outlet locations at the weekday price, and use them any one day during the 2014 fair. That’s up to a $3 discount if you use them on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!

  • BB&T bank locations in the Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Petersburg areas
  • Call Federal Credit Union
  • Caroline County Visitor Center
  • Martin’s Food Markets locations in the Richmond, Ashland, Tri-Cities and Williamsburg areas

You also can purchase tickets on this site, at regular gate prices, print them at home and bring them with you to the fair!

See complete ticket information

What does your ticket purchase include?

General Admission covers all concerts, attractions and exhibits; however, some other activities have an additional cost. Rides are not included in the General Admission cost, but ride tickets and wristbands are available for purchase at the Ride Ticket Booths in the Midway and Kidway areas.

See complete ride information

Got questions? We’ve got answers!

Maybe you have questions about how to get to The Meadow Event Park, or about height requirements on Kidway rides, or how to rent chairs for the Festival Stage concerts. A good place to start is the Frequently Asked Questions page on this site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Yes, you can have your racing pigs and your alligator wrestling and your draft horse pull—and loads more! Check out our searchable online schedule so you don’t miss any of your favorites. You can even download a customized schedule to your phone.

Schedule Your Visit!

Competition results for 2014 

The 2014 Arts & Crafts and Horticulture competition results are available online! 

2014 competition results

Directions to the fair

Take I-95 Exit 98 (Doswell), or use one of the two alternate routes.
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Questions? Contact us today.