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2018 Ticket Info and Hours


State Fair Hours:


Fridays and Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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.

2018 Tickets:
Find all discount ticket information HERE.

Gate Pricing (available Sept.28-Oct. 7):
Adult Admission: $15
Child Admission: $12

Children 4 and Under are free
Senior (60+): $12
Military*: $12
Season Passes- $40 (sales end Sept. 14)
Unlimited Ride Wristband: $25
Individual Ride Tickets: $1 each, or $20 for a sheet of 25
Rides take between 3-6 tickets.

*Ticket prices for military admission: $12 at the gate (a $3 savings off the $15 adult gate admission). Military discount is for active-duty service members and retirees with a current military ID. The discount does not apply to others in service members’ and retirees’ parties. Available at the gate ONLY.

Premium Parking:
Premium parking is close to the action via Gate 2 behind the Farm Bureau Center. Buy in advance, online, to park in an asphalt lot to save time getting to your favorite fair attractions. Available HERE.

Admission is not included, but must be purchased in advance; all vehicle occupants must purchase admission tickets in advance. Valid only for specific day purchased; limited quantity available. Tickets sales for the following day end at 8 a.m.

*Ticket prices for military admission: $12 at the gate (a $3 savings off the $15 adult gate admission). Military discount is for active-duty service members and retirees with a current military ID. The discount does not apply to others in service members’ and retirees’ parties. Available at the gate ONLY.


NEW THIS YEAR- "Blue Ribbon Premium Seats!" Premium seating provides entry to general admission concert seats. One seat per ticket. Seating area opens on hour prior to concert start. Event gate admission required and sold separately. if you would like to purchase a premium "Blue Ribbon Seat" for any concert, you may do so at the ticket link.

Online sales for Blue Ribbon Seats will end at 8 pm the day prior to the concert. Following that time period, tickets will be available from 2 pm until showtime at the A side lobby counter in the Farm Bureau Center. Cash and credit cards accepted.


Group Sales: 50 or more in your group?

Learn about our Group Sales Program!

DEADLINE for Group Sales is September 14, 2018.


Prices, policies, programs, schedules, entertainment and concerts subject to change or cancellation without notice. No weapons, guns or knives allowed at the event. Not responsible for lost, stolen, misplaced tickets and/or tickets obtained through sources not approved by the State Fair of Virginia. Ticket holder assume responsibility for him/her self as well as for each minor in the charge of ticket holder. You further consent to the use of your likeness in any displays, transmissions, or reproduction for marketing of this or any future event. No rain checks. No refunds. The Meadow Event Park and the State Fair of Virginia reserve the right to refuse admission.

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