There's fun for the whole family!
New! Buford Bear
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — Buford Bear will make his way around the fair in his miniature truck, visiting with guests of all ages, telling stories and singing songs.
Oct. 1-2 — This year, just for our demolition derby fans, we’ve got two nights of metal-crunching excitement in the Thrill Pit!
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New! Hansen’s Spectacular
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — Hansen’s Spectacular features an amazing family whose performances include aerial acts up to 30 feet high, trampoline tricks, hula hooping and the aerial cloud swing.
New! Mad Science
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — Mad Science is on a mission to get kids excited about science. Through hands-on exhibits and a fun, interactive show, kids will learn how much science influences their everyday lives.
Ben Risney - Chainsaw Sculpture
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — Watch master carver Ben Risney create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. His sculptures will be auctioned Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Thrill Pit. Net proceeds will benefit the fair’s scholarship program.
Sept. 27-28 at 7 p.m. — Watch fast-paced bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing as cowboys and cowgirls race the clock and test their nerve and skill. The show is located in Ring 1 in the equine area.
Contact Lone Star Rodeo.
Presented by Drive Smart Virginia
Rosaire’s Royal Racers
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — These crowd-pleasing racing pigs return to the fair this year. You’ll have a swine time cheering for your favorite oinker during the daily competitions.
Presented by Virginia Lottery
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — This musical roving robot with personality maneuvers around the grounds all day, entertaining visitors with interactive conversation, handshakes and hugs.
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — This 6-month-old T-Rex can’t wait to explore the fair and meet new friends!
Sept. 23 - 25 — It’s the world’s most powerful motorsport! Watch operators pit the pulling power of these modified, multi-engined tractors.
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — Step into an Old West town that comes to life with comedy, stunts and special effects.
Virginia Fire Programs Burn Trailer
Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 — Firefighters ignite imaginations with this show that combines family entertainment and fire safety education.
Virginia State Champion Auctioneer Contest
Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. — The best auctioneers from all over the state will compete in two rounds of high-energy competition. Come watch and bid during this one-of-a-kind event.
World Champion Blacksmiths LLC
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 — For three days, watch professional farriers fashion metal into functional horseshoes or blacksmith tools.
World’s Largest Horseshoe
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 — Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, this giant horseshoe (7 ft. tall and wide) is modeled after the racing shoe of Triple Crown champion Secretariat, who was born at The Meadow Event Park.