The Virginia State Fair began Friday at the Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia. The family-friendly fair is filled with dozens of competitions, educational exhibits and live shows.
At the "Try your hand at milking a cow" exhibit, guests can attempt to milk a cow the old-fashioned way at Young MacDonald’s Farm.
Dogs flip and fly to catch discs out of the air as they race through obstacle courses At K9s in Flight.
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And don’t forget to check out the Giant Watermelon Weigh-in competition Saturday. Watch as judges weigh watermelons in search of the heaviest one. A cash prize of $75 goes to the heaviest. Second place gets $50 and third place will receive $25.
The fair continues through next week until Sunday, Oct. 5.
Prices for general admission one day tickets to all concerts, attractions and exhibits are listed below.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:
- Adults: $15
- Youth (5 years old to 12 years old): $10
- Seniors (60 years old & up): $10
- Military: $10
- Children (4 years old and younger): FREE with paid adult admission
Monday through Thursday:
- Adults: $12
- Youth (5 years old to 12 years old): $8
- Seniors (60 years old & up): $8
- Military: $8
- Children (4 years old & younger): FREE with paid adult admission
For more information on all of the scheduled events, visit the Virginia State Fair’s official website here.