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Grab some popcorn and join us under The Big Top for the Triple Crown Circus! This year’s production features a world-renowned cast of international performers and their dazzling feats. Acts include the aerial lyra, hand balancing, bungies, chair balancing, quick change and the
human cannonball. Fairgoers have three daily opportunities to catch this exciting show under our red and white big top at 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The Ultimate Stunt Show

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Watch the Ultimate Stunt Show featuring the Globe of Death, a 40 foot motorcycle jump, a BMX rider and an aerial act. Catch them daily at 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Rosaire's Royal Racers

And they're off! These crowd-pleasing racing pigs are back once again. You’ll have a swine time cheering for your favorite oinker during the daily competitions. Catch them daily at 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. and
8:30 p.m.

(photo credit PGDavis)

Dan-Dan The Farmer Man

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Dan-Dan and his Scarecrow Sidekick entertain fairgoers with a comic combo of farm facts, farmyard funnies and audience interaction. When the Cornball Clodhopper cranks up his Crop-Quenching Contraption, these funnyman farmers conjure up a Crowd Cooling Cloudburst! Catch him daily at 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Cast In Bronze

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Cast in Bronze was created to share the beauty and versatility of the carillon with listeners. Cast in Bronze was created in 1991 by Frank DellaPenna, graduate of the French Carillon School in Tourcoing, France.

Cast in Bronze has performed at Walt Disney World’s Epcot from 1998-2003, for the Mass of Pope John Paul II in Central Park, NY in 1995, with Alice Cooper at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix an at numerous music and renaissance festivals throughout the US. The music of Cast in Bronze has been performed on national TV and radio.

The carillons of Cast in Bronze consist of 35 bells, and have a total weight of four tons each. Cast in Bronze is the only musical act of its kind in the world, and features the only two carillons in history supported by listeners. Catch them daily at 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


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FireGuy is the no. 1 fire-eater in the world, holding the Guinness World Record for the most torches extinguished by fire eating in 60 seconds. His captivating performances include variety tricks and eye-catching visuals with light props and fire. Catch him daily at 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


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Rockin A Ranch Petting Zoo. Enjoy domestic and exotic animals, pony rides and camel rides!

Chainsaw Carver

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Watch master carver Ben Risney create one-of-a-kind masterpieces with nothing but a chainsaw. Catch him at work daily at 11:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The Chainsaw auction will be held Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Revenge Roughstock Rodeo Company

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The equine and livestock area comes alive with two nights of Bulls, Barrels and Broncs produced by Revenge Roughstock Rodeo Company! Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00pm.

Heritage Village Music Series

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Heritage Village transports guests to a different time in Virginia history. This year, in addition to historical reenactments, displays and artifacts, fairgoers will also be able to enjoy acoustic music to aid in their time travel. The Crooked Road On Tour at the State Fair of Virginia includes Jim Lloyd, Martha Spencer & Archer Shepherd, The Yates Family Band, and Jackson Cunningham with Special Guest to delight crowds while performing in Heritage Village.
All of these artists are part of the esteemed The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.

These performances are supported in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday(9/22) & Saturday(9/23): The Yates Family Band
Sunday(9/24), Monday (9/25) & Tuesday (9/26): Jim Lloyd
Wednesday(9/27) & Thursday(9/28): Martha Spencer & Archer Shepherd
Friday(9/29) & Saturday(9/30): Jackson Cunningham & Guest

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