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Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean

It is your typical “GOOD” pirates against the “BAD” pirates in the never-ending battle for the treasure map, however, this all takes place suspended on a thin wire cable 30 feet in the air over the top of a huge pirate ship!

Heritage Village Music Series

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, Mac Traynham, Martha Spencer and Frank Rische, Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones, Sandy Shortridge, and Jim Lloyd & Brett Morris Martin will delight crowds while performing in Heritage Village.
All of these artists are part of the esteemed The Crooked Road Music Trail.

These performances are partially sponsored by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

State Fair of Virginia Rodeo

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The True Grit Ranch Rodeo, sponsored by the Virginia Horse Festival, bucks into town Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Hold on tight for the ride of your life. A fair tradition, don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience.

Interested in participating in the Rodeo? Call 434-509-8530 find additional information HERE.

K9s In Flight

K9s in Flight offers the best in High Flying, acrobatic, wholesome family entertainment. K9s in Flight showcases talented canines as they jump high, dock dive, and frisbee jump.
Find them daily in Livestock Loop.

Firefighter Combat Challenge

The mission of the Firefighter Combat Challenge is to promote and showcase the talents, skills and athleticism of America's firefighter heroes in an exciting and entertaining sports competition that travels to over twenty locations throughout the country every year. Local counties will compete to see who is the "best of the best."
There will also be a Kid's Firefighter Challenge. Kids of all ages can test their skills on a course filled with real firefighter gear, tools and challenges!

Find more information on the Firefighter Combat Challenge HERE.

Interested in being a participant? Click HERE.

Volunteers needed! If interested complete and return the form found HERE.

The Virginia Loggers Association Demonstrations

Logging is the third largest industry in Virginia. The Virginia Loggers Association will be doing demonstrations to educate fairgoers on its importance to the economy and how professional logging is beneficial to sustaining forests. Demonstrations will take place at 2 pm, 4pm and 6 pm on Friday, September 28-September 30.

Demolition Derby

Back by popular demand, the Demolition Derby Presented by Papa John's Pizza crashes into the State Fair. Back this year- tiny crashers will get the excitement started with the Power Wheels Derby!

Famous Rosaire's Racing Pigs

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.

Papa John's Pizza Garden

Pizza-lovers can visit the State Fair Garden to see how ingredients, used to make tasty pizza pies, are grown. Peppers, tomatoes, garlic and other spices are planted to expose fairgoers to what it takes to make your favorite snack. Also, guests can enter to win prizes from the pizza garden's sponsor, Papa John's Pizza!

FMX Bike Show

Witness unbelievable stunts as these daring riders fly from ramp-to-ramp. Enjoy plenty of seating in the show's new location!

Take a Ride in a Monster Truck!

See the State Fair of Virginia from a whole new perspective riding along in this massive monster truck! The truck will be at the fair Wednesday, October 3rd-Sunday, October 7th and can carry 2 riders at a time. Rides are $10 per person.
Rides are offered:
Wednesday-Friday from 12pm-8pm.
Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm.

Blacksmith World Championship

The World Championship Blacksmiths, LLC is a group of positive, proactive folks with a lot of energy that is moving forward at a constant pace. This competition travels throughout the United States with a production of horseshoeing competitions.

The competition takes place Oct.5 - Oct.7. Competitors will be coming from all over the USA and Europe.

Special guests may include competitors from the TV show Forged in Fire.

Secretariat Tourism Program

The State Fair of Virginia salutes Triple Crown legend Secretariat here at his birthplace every day. Fairgoers can see his historic barns, pose with the giant 600-pound horseshoe modeled after his own racing shoe and take a “Selfie with Secretariat” by his life-size poster. Be sure to visit the Secretariat booth near the barns to shop for official merchandise and get the book “Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend” signed by author/historian Leeanne Meadows Ladin.

Take a tour of the historic Meadow Hall to see artifacts from the Chenery farm and get additional details of the property's history. Tours are available Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7. Tickets for the mansion tour are available at the link below until 9/22.
From Sept.23 - Oct. 7, tickets can be purchased at the Secretariat booth in Harvest Landing.


Virginia State Auctioneer Contest

Virginia's finest auctioneers will compete before a live public auction selling various useful and unique items while competing for the title of 2018-2019 State Champion Auctioneer.
The public is invited to watch this exciting competition, Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5:00 p.m in the Blue Ribbon Tent.

Click HERE for information on participation and sponsorship.

Chainsaw Carver

Watch master carver Ben Risney create one-of-a-kind masterpieces with nothing but a chainsaw. A must-see!

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