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Attractions

2016 Exhibits

There’s no better place than the State Fair to learn about Virginia’s oldest and largest industry.

  Horse Breed Showcase
See a different breed of horse every day in the paddock by the historic barns in Harvest Landing.




  Young MacDonald’s Farm
See the always-popular sliding ducks, hatching chicks, alpacas and goats—plus some exciting new additions. Read More
Presented by Farm Credit




  Dairy Cow Birthing Center
See newborn calves with their mothers. Enjoy an educational video on their births, and, possibly even see a live delivery!




  Hand Milking
Try your hand at milking a cow! Available every day.




  Milking Parlor
Learn about the nutrients that make up a glass of milk with the Southland Dairy Farmers. They will give four presentations a day featuring cows in their traveling milking parlor. 




  Poultry & Rabbit Exhibit
Many different breeds of chickens and rabbits will be on display. Chat with owners to find out more about both!




  Dove & Pigeon Exhibit
From fancy fantail to sleek racers, these birds have varied backgrounds and perform many different tasks.




  Make and Take
Learn about different Virginia grain products, and make your own grain jar art to take home, with Virginia Tech agricultural economics students.




  Giant Pumpkins & Watermelons
These are GOURDgeous! Virginia farmers compete to grow these large pumpkins and melons for the prized blue ribbon. Visit this exhibit in the Horticulture Pavilion.




  Vegetable Petting Patch
In the Horticulture Pavilion! Come experience an interactive, hands-on exhibit introducing fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in the garden.




  Heritage Village 
Re-live pivotal moments in Virginia history in this immersive exhibit.




  Natural Resources
Visit exhibits in the Dominion Conservation Classroom that highlight all things Virginia—wildlife, native plants, the Chesapeake Bay and best practices to protect our environment!




  Virginia Fish World
The Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University will exhibit the interactive and educational display of aquaculture. Learn about Virginia fish and shrimp!