The State Fair of Virginia comes to Meadow Event Park September 27 – October 6. Find the schedule of daily events here. Parking is free. Some of the discounts require advance purchase, so plan accordingly!
If you’re going on a weekday – No benefit to advance purchase, except avoiding potential tickets at the fair. Tickets are $12 at the gate, youth tickets are $8, rides not included.
If you’re riding rides – The cheapest two days will be Tuesday, October 1 (unlimited ride wristband only $12) and Thursday, October 3 ($1 per ride, perfect if you only want to ride a few rides). At other times, unlimited ride wristbands are $21 and sheets of 25 tickets are $20 (each ride costs multiple tickets). So on Tuesday, you could get a general admission and unlimited rides for $24 total.
If you’re going multiple days – Purchase a season pass in advance for $25 (though hopefully you got it for $20 when it was available earlier)
If you are a family with two kids between the ages of 5 and 12 – Purchase a Family Fun Pack in advance (by 9/25) for $75 which includes 2 adult tickets, 2 youth tickets and 2 unlimited ride wristbands (saves $17 over weekend pricing, saves $7 on a weekday)
Special cases – Military personnel with a current military ID receive free admission Wednesday, Oct. 2; others in party pay normal prices. Farm Bureau members can pick up coupons good for $4 off adult admissions and $2 off youth admission valid 9/30 to 10/3 at Farm Bureau offices
It doesn’t look like any daily deal bargains on tickets this year.
The State Fair has a bus making stops around town and giving out tickets to the first 100 people – check Facebook to see where it goes!