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Educational Expo

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Welcome to Virginia's Largest Outdoor Classroom
Presented by the Virginia Lottery!

At the State Fair we believe in bringing the best of Virginia together to nurture, preserve and celebrate the best of Virginia's culture- past, present and future. We cannot do that without supporting the younger and future generations. We believe in creating opportunities, cultivating passion, and empowering youth to create and explore.

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.


We encourage you to use the Ed Expo Guide for logistics information and to plan your trip! You may also use the 2022 Daily Thrill Guide to learn about what is happening daily!

**Register online now!**

Etix Ticket Registration Information:

General Ed Expo Information: Ed Expo Guide


The Ed Expo Registration is specifically for school groups.
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.

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


New Interactive Classroom Offerings:
*Limited space* Sign up Now!

Group Days: *other school groups may still come any day*
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.
Please contact edu@statefairva.org or 804-994-2743 if you have questions.



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