Not having a State Fair of Virginia in 2020 means different things to different people. For some, it is the loss of a time-honored family tradition, and for others it is as simple as living life without fair food! For our business, it is a loss of 80% of our overall operating revenue. Amid those disappointments, we remain committed to offering State Fair scholarships, and to supporting the young people who began preparing early this year to show animals at the 2020 fair.
- We will hold a a modified Youth Livestock Show October 2-4 and anticipate more than 300 youth participants (This event will not be open to the public).
- We will award scholarships in all competition areas that are part of the show.
- We will continue to offer an applied scholarship program this fall, and continue to award scholarships in early 2021.
- We will hold a drive-up fair food event Oct. 2-4, open to the public, with a portion of the net proceeds supporting State Fair scholarships.
Past supporters of Black Tie and Boots, Sale of Champions, and any partner or friend who wishes to support the scholarship programs may mail to: Attn: Marlene Jolliffe, State Fair of Virginia, P.O. Box 130, Doswell, VA 23047 or donate by credit card
by clicking one of the following links:Black Tie and Boots SupportSale of Champions SupportGeneral Scholarship Donation
Choose an amount that is comfortable for you, and know that we are doing everything we can to come back bigger, better and stronger in 2021.