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Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest

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The inaugural Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest will take place Oct. 7 from 2pm-7pm. Attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass and enjoy unlimited 4 ounce tastings from over 20 Virginia breweries. List of participating breweries HERE.

This event is a partnership between the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and State Fair of Virginia to celebrate the booming independent craft beer industry in the state and introduce a new audience to this unique agricultural product. Fest attendees will have the opportunity to interact with owners, brewers and representatives from throughout the commonwealth and enjoy their fantastic products while listening to live music. Tickets are $15 in advance and will be availalbe to purchase onsite, pending availabilty. State fair admission is not included. For additional information click HERE.

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Sale of Champions

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The 2017 State Fair of Virginia will hold the Sale of Champions at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. The sale celebrates the hard work of Virginia 4-H and FFA participants, and auction proceeds will benefit the State Fair scholarship fund and aid the fair’s continued support for youth across the commonwealth. Find additional information in the document below or call Glenn Martin, 804-994-2858.

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Meadow Hall mansion tours

Enjoy a unique opportunity to tour Meadow Hall during the 2017 State Fair of Virginia. Meadow Hall sits in the footprint of the Chenery family’s home and your tour will be led by Meadow Farm and Secretariat experts. Tour guides will take guests through the vital role horses played in Virginia’s history before hearing how Meadow Farm became the birthplace of “America’s Super Horse,” Secretariat. Historic photographs of Meadow Farm broodmares, the original Chenery home, and Secretariat's victorious 1973 Triple Crown may be seen during the tour.
Find additional information HERE.

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Black Tie & Boots

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2017 Black Tie & Boots—Mingle at The Meadow—A VIP preview-night celebration of the State Fair of Virginia will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, and will feature live music, fair-style surprises, fabulous live and silent auction items, award-winning Virginia wines, an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Find additional information HERE.

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Interested in making a donation to help raise scholarship funds? Find details HERE.
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Thank you to the Black Tie & Boots Sponsors

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Marlene & Frank Jolliffe
Stephanie & Bill Osl
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Barn Appetit Dinner

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This Barn Appetit event has all the ingredients for a perfect Date Night at the State Fair! Friday, Oct. 6th,enjoy a delicious farm-to-fork dinner in Meadow Hall mansion featuring locally sourced foods and craft libations at the historic birthplace of Secretariat. Your ticket also includes admission to the Fair and a free ride on the giant Ferris wheel!

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