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2018 Special Events

Meadow Hall Mansion Tours

Enjoy a special opportunity to tour Meadow Hall during the 2018 State Fair of Virginia. The stately mansion sits atop the site of the ancestral homeplace of Christopher Chenery, who founded Meadow Stable in 1936.Step back in time to its glory days as your narrator walks you through the Meadow Champion Galleries and the Triple Crown Room.

View the exclusive Chenery Collection of personal family items and memorabilia from the beloved “First Lady of Racing” herself, the late Penny Chenery. Learn how this fabled Virginia farm produced an American legend, Triple Crown champion Secretariat, and how his fiery bloodlines live on in Thoroughbred racing today.After your mansion tour, be sure to visit the Secretariat booth and the historic barns nearby.


Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest

The Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest will take place Oct. 6 from 2pm-7pm. Attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass and enjoy unlimited 4 ounce tastings from over 20 Virginia breweries.

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 and enjoy their fantastic products while listening to live music from the Plank Stompers.
Tickets are $25 and do not include fair admission. Fair admission must be purchased seperately.
Presented by Loudoun County
Participating breweries:

1781 Brewing Co. Lickinghole Creek Crafty Brewery
6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company Redbeard
Adventure Brewing Rock Bottom Brewery
Alewerks Steam Bell Beer Works
Ardent Craft Ales Strangeways (Richmond & Fredericksburg locations)
Ballad Brewing Swover Creek Farm Brewery
Bear Chase Brewing Company The Vangaurd Brewpub and Distillery
Basic City Beer Company Wood Ridge Farm Brewery
Black Narrows Brewing Company Hardywood Brewery
Brothers Craft Brewery Legend Brewing
Bull Island Brewing Company Stone Brewing
Coelacanth Brewing
Dirt Farm Brewing
Escutcheon Brewing Company
Kindred Spirit Brewing

Sale of Champions

The 2018 State Fair of Virginia will hold the Sale of Champions at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. 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.

Virginia's Finest Sundays

New for 2018, enjoy a Celebration of Virginia's Finest at the State Fair of Virginia! Both Sundays of the fair, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, the Blue Ribbon Tent will host multiple vendors from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services trademark program. This program promotes Virginia agriculture and specialty foods that come from the commonwealth.
Enjoy shopping a variety of soups, peanuts, coffee, snacks, sauces and more!

Black Tie & Boots

2018 Black Tie & Boots—Mingle at The Meadow—A VIP preview-night celebration of the State Fair of Virginia will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, and will feature live music, fair-style surprises, fabulous live and silent auction items, award-winning Virginia wines, an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Find the full menu HERE.

Interested in making a donation to help raise scholarship funds? Find details HERE.
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