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Educational Expo

Welcome to Virginia's Largest Outdoor Classroom

Our mission of the Ed Expo is to increase agricultural and natural resource awareness, interest and education in Virginia through programs, exhibitions and competitions integral to the operation of the State Fair of Virginia. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or partner, we are here to work with you.

**Register online now!**.

You must reserve or register your tickets by Monday, September 18.

*We will not run out of tickets*


The Ed Expo Registration is specifically for school groups.
Home School Groups Register Below.
Please note there are two options on Etix: Register or Reserve.
Wristbands are for the unlimited ride wristband and do not include admission.


- Register for your tickets if you are paying now with card
This is recommended and will save time in lines, so you have your tickets at the gate!

- Reserve your tickets if you are paying at the gate with check. Checks can be made out to State Fair of Virginia.
*School groups are expected to pay for the total amount of the reserved ticket order. You will pick up your tickets at the main gate ticket booth.

2023 Ticketing Information

Use our Ed Expo Guide to help plan your trip!

For the latest information and updates, sign up for our Ed Expo email list here.


Group Days: *other school groups may still come any day*
  • FFA Competitions: Monday-Friday
  • Home School: Friday, September 22 with HEAV and Monday, September 25 with Virginia Homeschoolers
  • SkillsUSA: Monday, September 25 & Tuesday, September 26
  • DECA: Wednesday, September 27
  • FCCLA: Thursday, September 28
  • HOSA-Future Health Professionals: Friday, September, 29
    ** These days are scheduled in coordination with FFA, SkillsUSA, DECA, FCCLA, and HOSA faculty and may require additional registration with the organization.
Pre-K School Groups Notice:
  • Pre-K groups are welcome to attend our Ed Expo. Children 4 and under are free on any day at the State Fair. As such, there is not a free teacher ticket with Pre-K groups. Free teacher tickets are only eligible for paying school groups.
2023 Prices:
  • Students = $8
  • Unlimited Ride Wristbands for Students (good for one day) = $23 OR buy a reloadable ride card with ride credits at the fair *does not include admission*
  • Adults = $11.50
Please contact edu@statefairva.org or 804-994-2743 if you have questions.



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