We love our Facebook Fans and we know that you all love the State Fair of Virginia! Starting August 3rd, discounted season passes will be available for sale online.
(Limited number available. Link to the Season Pass Sale will be posted on our Facebook page August 3rd at 10am) Update: time has been pushed back to 3 p.m.
The sale price will be $30; Regular price for a season pass is $40. Note: season passes do not include rides! This year’s fair runs September 23-October 2, 2016.
You can view all State Fair ticket prices here; If you purchase in advance online, or at Walgreens, single day tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids 5-12/seniors 60+. It’s a $3 savings. Kids 4 and under are free.
Alternatively, on Food Lion Hunger Relief Day on Sept 23, you can save $5 off at the gate with the donation of 5 Food Lion-branded items.
“A Season Pass is an admission ticket, for ages 5 and older (4 and under are free), good ALL 10 days of the State Fair of Virginia, September 27 through October 6. Your pass includes free parking, top-notch concerts, blue ribbon competitions, agriculture and consumer exhibits, parade and fireworks, plus priceless, lifetime memories with family and friends! Season passes are personalized tickets and non-transferable. Season passes do not include rides.”
This offer is for a limited time and limited quantities. Limit 6 discounted passes per transaction. Be prepared to show ID at the Fair gate with pass.
One-day adult tickets run $12-$15. More options for deals on State Fair of Virginia tickets and rides:
Advance Sale Discounts
Family Fun Pack (2 adult tickets, 2 youth tickets, 2 unlimited ride wristbands) – $75 (Available in advance only, through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25)
Season Pass – $25 (Available in advance through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 25; gate price is $30)
Unlimited Ride Wristband—$21 (every day except Tuesday, Oct. 1)
Ride tickets – $1 each (every day)
Ride ticket sheet of 25 tickets – $20 (every day)
$12 Tuesday – $12 Unlimited Ride Wristband (available anytime on Tuesday only)
Dollar Day Thursday – all rides $1 each (on Thursday, Oct. 3, only)
Military Appreciation Day—Wednesday, Oct. 2
Military personnel with a current military ID receive free admission on this day; others in party pay normal prices.
Farm Bureau members
Starting in September, Farm Bureau members can pick up coupons good for $4 off adult admissions and $2 off youth admission – good Monday, Sept. 30, through Thursday, Oct. 3 –at your (Virginia) county Farm Bureau office (maximum of 6 coupons and one parking pass per customer).
As you have probably heard, the State Fair of Virginia declared bankruptcy and was bought by a new organization this year (Commonwealth Fair & Events), which has been rushing to get everything together to hold a fair in 2012.
The 2012 State Fair of Virginia will be held at Meadow Event Park again this year, from September 28 through October 7.
Monday-Friday Youth (5-12)—$8
Monday-Friday Adult (13 & Older)—$12
Monday-Friday Seniors (60 & Older)—$8
Monday-Friday Military (Military ID required)—$8
Saturday-Sunday Youth (5-12)—$10
Saturday-Sunday Adult (13 & Older)—$15
Saturday-Sunday Seniors (60 & Older)—$10
Saturday-Sunday Military (Military ID required)—$10
Note: Children 4 years old and younger admitted free.
Ride wristbands not included in admission price.
Not selling military discounts online.
Unlimited Ride Wristbands (All Ages)—$21
Last year, we benefited from a number of half-off State Fair deals, including season passes and daily tickets through Groupon.
I’ve been monitoring the Fair’s Facebook page and haven’t seen any indication that there might be similar savings this year. BUT, it’s probably worth waiting to buy tickets until just before the Fair starts, just in case.
So far, here are the discount options I’ve found:
Tickets and wristbands at Martin’s and BB&T – available now at Central Virginia BB&T branches and Martin’s Food Markets locations: Get adult admission tickets for only $12 and one-day unlimited ride wristbands for only $18
$12 Tuesday – Come to the State Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and get your Unlimited Ride Wristband for only $12 (normally $21) with the purchase of a regular weekday general admission ticket (thanks Julia!) (wording sounds like it can’t be combined with online $2 off admission code)
Family Fun Pack: – $68 ($14 savings during week, $24 savings on weekend) Available online until Oct. 5
Family Fun Packs include: 2 Adult Admission, 2 Youth Admission and 2 Ride Wristbands
Season Passes – Season passes are $25 online and $30 at the gate.
Homeschoolers – Homeschool Day is Monday, October 1. Homeschoolers can order tickets through HEAV by September 14. Tickets must be redeemed on Oct 1 between 10am and 1pm
Students (preschool-grade 12): $6 each
Adults (all other ages): $12 each (Note: cheaper to purchase with discount code mentioned above)
Ride Wrist Band – $17 each if purchased in advance. You may request one (1) complimentary chaperone ticket for every eight (8) student tickets ordered on ONE order form
Also see my post from last year with suggestions for saving on food at the Fair!