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2015 State Fair operating hours

Friday, Sept. 25 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 28 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday,  Sept. 30 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 1 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 2 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4 — 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.

Enjoy all-day events at the fair

Friday, September 27

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Dairy Goat Show
Displays and Demos
Farm Animal Exhibits
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Salute to Secretariat Day
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit

Saturday, September 28

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Dairy Goat Show
Displays and Demos
Farm Animal Exhibits
Giant Pumpkin Display
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Green Top-Fly Tying
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Virginia Cowboy Mounted Shooting State Championship
Virginia Reining Horse Association Competition
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit

Sunday, September 29

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Dairy Goat Show
Displays and Demos
Farm Animal Exhibits
Farmers' Market
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Virginia Cowboy Mounted Shooting State Championship
Virginia Reining Horse Association Competition
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit

Monday, September 30

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
The Cane Connection-Chair Caning
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Displays and Demos
Draft Horse and Mule Show
Farm Animal Exhibits
Giant Pumpkin Display
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit

Tuesday, October 1

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Beef Cattle Show
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Displays and Demos
Farm Animal exhibits
Giant Pumpkin Display
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit

Wednesday, October 2

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Displays and Demos
Farm Animal exhibits
Giant Pumpkin Display
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Tobacco Exhibit
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit

Thursday, October 3

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Displays and Demos
Farm Animal Exhibits
Giant Pumpkin Display
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Miniature Horse Show
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit

Friday, October 4

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Displays and Demos
Farm Animal Exhibits
Giant Pumpkin Display
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit

Saturday, October 5

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Displays and Demos
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Farm Animal exhibits
Giant Pumpkin Display
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Moo U Tours
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Youth Beef Show
Youth Meat Goat show
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit
Youth Sheep Show

Sunday, October 6

Aquaculture Exhibit & Mobile Lab by Virginia State University
Civil War 150 HistoryMobile
Dairy Cattle Birthing Center
Displays and Demos
Farm Animal Exhibits
Farmers' Market
4-H Fun Horse Show (Ring 4)
Giant Pumpkin Display
Giraffe Menagerie Petting Zoo
Local Bands (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Pigeon & Dove Show
Plants and Crops Competitions/Exhibits
Rabbit Exhibit
Seed Survivor
State Fair Gardens sponsored by Virginia Green Industry Council
Youth Beef Show
Youth Poultry Show and Exhibit
Youth Sheep Show

Event locations

Arts & Crafts/Horticulture Pavilion
Harvest Landing
Heritage Village
Livestock Pavilion I
Livestock Pavilion III
Meadow Pavilion
Ring 1
Ring 4
Ticket Plaza
Triple Crown Amphitheater 
Young MacDonald's Farm