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State Fair competition results available online

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Many competition results from the 2018 State Fair of Virginia are available online.

Spotsylvania grower breaks State Fair record for giant watermelon

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The winner of this year’s giant watermelon competition set a new State Fair of Virginia record with a whopping 254-pound entry.

Agriculture has nonstop presence at State Fair

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From the moment the front gate opens on Sept. 28, Virginia agriculture will be in the spotlight at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.

Registration closes soon for many State Fair competitions

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Individual registration closes at midnight on Sept. 7 for many competitions at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.

Ag features at State Fair include animals, crops—and pizza?

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Agriculture will be everywhere when the State Fair of Virginia opens on Sept. 28.

The competition’s heating up: Prepare State Fair entries now

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Competition guidelines for more than 1,200 categories in which the public can enter are now posted on the State Fair of Virginia’s website.

Mid-Atlantic milking show will be part of 2018 State Fair

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The State Fair of Virginia has been chosen to host the American Milking Devon Mid-Atlantic Regional Show in conjunction with its Dairy Cattle Show Sept. 28-30.

Secretariat exhibit now running at main street station

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Just in time for the May 5 Kentucky Derby, The Meadow Event Park has installed an exhibit called “Salute to Secretariat—Virginia’s Triple Crown Legend” in the Main Street Station gallery.

State Fair of Virginia records second-highest attendance since 2009

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The State Fair of Virginia’s 2017 attendance was nearly 250,000, the second-highest since the fair moved to The Meadow Event Park in 2009.

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