DOSWELL—Online registration is now available for anyone hoping to bring home a blue ribbon for their baked goods, crafts, crops, preserves or produce.
Thousands of Virginians enter the youth and adult arts and crafts and crops and vegetables competitions at the State Fair of Virginia every year. Registration for these competitions opened last week, and now an online registration link is available at statefairva.org/competitions
“We’ve been pushing very hard to get these competitions organized again, since we know they are easy and fun and very popular,” said Lorene Blackwood, director of programs. “Look for the big blue ‘Register Now!’ button at the top of the page.
“We will still take printed applications, but with so much interest, using the online form is a big help. Every year it takes days and days to judge all our entries,” she said.
Visitors to the fair may now also purchase their tickets online, and buying them online is the only way to get discounts.
“Just look for the button to ‘Get your State Fair Tickets Now!’ in the upper right-hand corner of every page of the website,” Blackwood said. “It will take you to our pricing and ordering page.”
Admission prices range from $12 for adults ages 13 and up on weekdays to $15 on weekends. Children ages 5 to 12 are charged $8 on weekdays and $10 on weekends. Children 4 and under are free. Admission does not include rides, but an unlimited ride wristband for one day is $21. A family fun pack for two adults and two children or youth admissions plus two unlimited ride wristbands is $68 for one day. Season passes are available for $25 and parking is free.
“Keep checking our Facebook page for more updates and specials,” Blackwood said. “Things are coming together quickly for this year’s fair, so be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook to stay up to date.”
Contact Blackwood at 804-484-4323 or Norm Hyde, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation communications, at 804-290-1146.