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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.

Step right up folks!

Online sales of Season Passes and General Admission tickets begin Aug. 11, 2014, on this site.

Advance Online Savings (Aug. 11 through Sept. 23)         

  • Adults – $12
  • Youth 5-12 – $8
  • Seniors 60+ – $8
  •  Military* – $8

Advance-purchase tickets may be used any one day of the fair’s 10-day run!

General Admission

General Admission ticket purchases cover all concerts, attractions and exhibits.

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

  • Adults (one-day tickets) – $15
  • Youth 5-12 (one-day tickets) – $10
  • Seniors 60+ – (one-day tickets) – $10
  • Military* (one-day tickets) – $10
  • Children 4 and younger admitted FREE with paid adult admission

Monday through Thursday

  • Adults (one-day tickets) – $12
  • Youth 5-12 (one-day tickets) – $8
  • Seniors 60+ – (one-day tickets) – $8
  • Military* (one-day tickets) – $8
  • Children 4 and younger admitted FREE with paid adult admission

Season Pass

  • In advance, through Sept. 23 – $25

  • At gate – $30

Season Pass is non-transferable. Be prepared to show ID.

Ticket Outlets

Tickets at the following prices will be available for purchase at outlets after Labor Day weekend (Outlet tickets are subject to availability).

• Adults (any one day) – $12

• Youth 5-12 / Seniors 60+ (any one day) – $8

Outlets:

·         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

Rides

Ride tickets and wristbands may be purchased at Ride Ticket Booths within the fair, in the Midway and Kidway areas. There are no ride offers available in advance. 

• NEW DISCOUNT: Unlimited Ride Wristbands (Monday through Thursday) – $15

• Unlimited Ride Wristbands (Friday through Sunday) – $21

• Ride tickets – $1 each (every day)*

• Ride ticket sheet of 25 tickets – $20 (every day)*

*Each ride requires 3-6 individual ride tickets.

Please Note!

  • Rides are not included with admission.

  • Military ticket discount available to active-duty service members and retirees with current military ID; not applicable for others in party.