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2021 Special Events

Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest

The Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest will take place October 2 and 3 from 2pm-7pm. Attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass and enjoy unlimited 4 ounce tastings from over 20 Virginia breweries. Participating breweries are updated weekly.

This event is a partnership between the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and State Fair of Virginia to celebrate the booming independent craft beer industry in the state and introduce a new audience to this unique agricultural product. Fest attendees will have the opportunity to interact with owners, brewers and representatives from throughout the commonwealth. Publix will be providing food.

Tickets are $44 (includes fees) and include fair admission. Buy tickets here.

Participating breweries:

  1. Steam Bell Beer Works
  2. Canon & Draw Brewing Company
  3. Swover Creek Farms Farm Brewery
  4. Brothers Craft Brewing
  5. Crazy Rooster Brewing Company
  6. St. George Brewing Company
  7. Stone Brewing
  8. Ballad Brewing
  9. Dirt Farm Brewing
  10. Strangeways Brewing Company – RVA
  11. Strangeways Brewing Company – FXBG
  12. New Realm Brewing Company

Publix Super Markets' Farm to Table Dinners

Enjoy a fun evening at the State Fair in the beautiful Meadow Hall. The dinners are hosted by Publix Super Markets' Aprons Cooking School. These unique dining experience will feature local Virginia growers and products. A full 4 course meal will be prepared and paired with local Virginia wine. Limited seating is available. Ticket holders will enter the property via Gate 2. Be prepared to show the gate guard the Publix event ticket and they will direct you to park.

Friday, September 24
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Friday, October 1 - click for tickets

Tickets are $50. Attendees will receive follow up information regarding parking and gate admissions.

Sale of Champions

The 2021 State Fair of Virginia will hold the Sale of Champions at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 The sale celebrates the hard work of Virginia 4-H and FFA participants, and auction proceeds will benefit the State Fair scholarship fund and aid the fair’s continued support for youth across the commonwealth. Find additional information in the document below or call Glenn Martin, 804-994-2858.

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