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Giant watermelon sets a new State Fair record

The winner of this year’s State Fair of Virginia giant watermelon competition set a new state record.

Farm Bureau’s Lady Leader displays passion for ag education at State Fair

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Donna Musick of Washington County brought her love of teaching to the State Fair of Virginia.

Giant pumpkin breaks State Fair record for second year in a row

The winner of this year’s State Fair of Virginia giant pumpkin competition broke his own record.

Registration open for ‘Virginia’s largest outdoor classroom’

The State Fair of Virginia will bring Virginia’s Standards of Learning to life during its annual Educational Exposition, and field trip registration is open for preschool through high school.

Simmer up a winner!

Simmer up a winner!
Need to feed a crowd? How often do you get to serve up a blue-ribbon winner? This chili recipe from Chef John Maxwell took top honors in the State Fair of Virginia’s 1996 chili championship.

Angus bull statue to be re-dedicated at new home during State Fair

An iconic Angus bull statue has a new home at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County and will be re-dedicated at 1 p.m. on Sept. 27 during the State Fair of Virginia.

State Fair bringing back Sale of Champions to benefit youth livestock activities

After several years on hiatus, the Youth Livestock Sale of Champions will return to this year’s State Fair of Virginia at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3.

State Fair moving toward greener pastures with new partnership

A new partnership between Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and Universal Fairs LLC, will help retain the agricultural presence at the State Fair of Virginia.

Fair organizers pleased with this year’s event, talking about 2013

After a 70-day scramble to organize the 2012 State Fair of Virginia, the event’s new organizers are starting to talk about 2013.

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation acquires full ownership of State Fair of Virginia

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation entered into an agreement March 14 to assume full ownership of the State Fair of Virginia and The Meadow Event Park from Universal Fairs LLC of Cordova, Tenn. 

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