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Virginia wineries have been invited to submit wines for judging at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia commercial wine competition.
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Breaking with tradition, the State Fair of Virginia experienced 10 straight days of dry weather, which brought in many attendees.
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From woolly to wiry, more than 1,600 livestock animals shown by 700 youth and adult competitors will be at the State Fair of Virginia from Sept. 27 through Oct. 6. Show participants will compete for scholarship money and coveted ribbons.
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From a working beehive to an 800-pound bale of tobacco, Virginia’s agricultural commodities will be prominently showcased during this year’s State Fair of Virginia.
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Every year hundreds of horse owners and riders participate in more than a dozen competitions and other events at the State Fair of Virginia, and this year there will be a real focus on including the public in all the fun.
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A farmers’ market showcasing Virginia agriculture is just one of the surprises visitors will find at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.

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This has been an unusually rainy growing season for Virginia, providing a real challenge for gardeners growing giant vegetables for competition at this year’s State Fair of Virginia. But so far, the state record-holder for the largest pumpkin is still in the running.
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Virginia’s agricultural heritage will be showcased this fall in Heritage Village, an area of the State Fair of Virginia that seeks to re-create aspects of farm life at the turn of the past century.
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There’s still time to register for the State Fair Stampede 5K and 10K races, which will be held Oct. 5 during this year’s State Fair of Virginia.
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Who has the best-quality crops and vegetables in Virginia? How about the best honey, preserved foods or baked goods?
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It’s a Virginia tradition to enjoy Brunswick stew in the fall, and this year more visitors to the State Fair of Virginia will be able to enjoy that treat, thanks to an expanded Brunswick stew competition.
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A recent celebration of Virginia-born Triple Crown winner Secretariat will help preserve historic barns at the racing legend’s birthplace.
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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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Singer-songwriter Steve Bassett of Sweet Virginia Breeze fame will debut a musical tribute to Thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat March 30 during the Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow.
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The most famous horse in Thoroughbred racing history has edged his way into the Virginia Legends Walk.
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After a 70-day scramble to organize the 2012 State Fair of Virginia, the event’s new organizers are starting to talk about 2013.
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What happens on a poultry farm when the electricity goes out? Is using antibiotics for food animals bad for humans? And why don’t we hear more on the news about agriculture?
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On Oct. 3, Virginians can “visit” six different farms via the Internet when Virginia Farm Bureau Federation holds the Real Virginia Virtual Farm Tour.

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The Real Virginia Virtual Farm Tour will give Virginians the opportunity to “visit” six different farms from the comfort of their own homes. 
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The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation plans to share the truth about farming during this year’s State Fair of Virginia, which will run Sept. 28 through Oct. 7. 
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Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will offer a glimpse into the lives of six farm families Oct. 3 during the Real Virginia Virtual Farm Tour. 
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On Oct. 3, Virginians can “visit” six different farms via the Internet when Virginia Farm Bureau Federation holds the Real Virginia Virtual Farm Tour. 
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The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will give Virginians the opportunity to “visit” six different farms during the Real Virginia Virtual Farm Tour. 
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There’s still time to enter the State Fair of Virginia’s 2012 arts, crafts and crops competitions. The deadline for entries is Sept. 7. 
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The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will give Virginians the opportunity to “visit” six different farms during the Real Virginia Virtual Farm Tour. 
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Online registration is now available for anyone hoping to bring home a blue ribbon for their baked goods, crafts, crops, preserves or produce. 
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Want to test your running skills on the same grounds that a champion was born? If so, sign up today for the Stampede 5K Race at the State Fair of Virginia on Oct. 7. The race begins at 8 a.m. 

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With just seven weeks before the 2012 State Fair of Virginia opens its gates, fair organizers are finalizing details for popular events. 
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It wouldn’t be a State Fair of Virginia without farm animals, and this year’s fair will have plenty. 
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Now that the partnership between Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and Universal Fairs LLC has been formalized, the race is on to put together the 2012 State Fair of Virginia in the coming weeks.
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