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Educational Expo

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 5

Welcome to Virginia's Largest Outdoor Classroom
Friday, September 27 - Sunday, October 6, 2024

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. The Ed Expo Registration is specifically for school groups.


Home School Groups Registration Information Coming Soon.


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 27 with HEAV and Monday, September 30 with Virginia Homeschoolers
    • Registration opens August 5.
  • SkillsUSA: Monday, September 30 & Tuesday, October 1
  • DECA: Wednesday, October 2
  • FCCLA: Thursday, October 3
  • HOSA-Future Health Professionals: Friday, October 4
    ** 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 or 804-994-2743 if you have questions.

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