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2021 Schedule and Information      

Information about purchasing tickets.

We are still recommending that individuals register for their tickets and pay in advance with a credit card as this is their easiest option. However, for schools that are unable to use a credit card, they may select to “reserve” their tickets at pay at the gate with a check.  If they buy their tickets prior to 9/15, they can mail their check in advance, just make sure they add attn to Ed Expo or Student Competitions and place that on the memo line. My ed expo language is below.

  • Register for your tickets if you are paying now with card
    • This is recommended and will save time in lines, so you have your tickets at the gate!
  • Reserve your tickets if you are paying later with check
    • May be mailed in advance if purchasing prior to 9/15, but we will have a will call area for Ed Expo at the gate to receive checks at the gate.

2021 Dates

9/24 Lawn Tractor Operators (Blue Ribbon Tent)
Small Engines (Best of Show Tent)
Tractor Troubleshooting (Best of Show Tent)
Junior Dairymen's (First Bank Show Ring) 
9/27 Forestry Field Day (Natural Resource Field, First Bank Show Barn (Rain))
9/28 Junior Forester's (First Bank Show Ring)
Horticulture Demonstration (First Bank Show Ring)
9/30 Crops (Blue Ribbon Tent)
Agriculture Demonstration (Blue Ribbon Tent)
Turn in Ag Poster (Blue Ribbon Tent
10/1 Hippology (Blue Ribbon Tent)
10/1-10/3 State Youth Livestock Show and Sale
10/2 Sale of Champions

Competition Guides and Registration Links:
Student Garden Rules Registration
Lawn Tractor Operators Rules Registration
Small Engines Rules Registration
Tractor Troubleshooting Rules Registration
Junior Dairymen's Rules and Registration
Forestry Field Day Rules Registration
Junior Forester's Rules Junior Registration
Senior Registration
Horticulture Demonstration Rules  
Category A - Crop Production and Soil Management
Category B - Crop Marketing and Preparation
Category C - Food Crop Preparation
Category D - Artistic Arrangement
Category E - Landscape, Installation, and Maintenance
Category F - Middle School Horticulture Demonstration
Crops Rules Junior Registration
Senior Registration
Agriculture Demonstration Rules Junior Registration
Senior Registration
Agriculture Poster Rules Junior Registration
Senior Registration
Hippology Rules Junior Registration
Senior Registration

Thank you for participating in last year's contests!
2020 Results
Agriscience Poster - Junior
Agriscience Poster - Senior
Agriscience Demonstration - Junior
Agriscience Demonstration - Senior
Horticulture Demonstration - Category A
Horticulture Demonstration - Category C
Horticulture Demonstration - Category D
Horticulture Demonstration - Category E
Jr Foresters - Senior
Jr Foresters - Junior
Crops - Senior
Crops - Junior
Hippology (ALL)

Other Contest Resources
Native Trees of Virginia Guide
Jr Foresters ID List
Crops ID List
Horticulture Demonstration Rubric 


Current State Fair Scholarship Program      
The State Fair of Virginia offers several scholarships through the many youth competitions of the Fair. Scholarship funds are held in a State Fair of Virginia, Inc. interest-bearing custody account. Annually, you will receive notice of your current balance. In future years, the balance will include the pro-rated interest that has been earned on your account balance.

When you have enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trade program, the earnings will be paid directly to your student account at your educational institution. To access scholarship funds, after enrolling in school, you will complete the Scholarship Payment Request Form (a copy is enclosed) and submit the form to the school’s registrar’s office. The registrar’s office will then forward the request to the State Fair of Virginia for payment.

Scholarships not used by your 24th birthday will revert from your name back into the State Fair of Virginia Scholarship Fund. You may not request that funds be transferred to another student.

Please visit our website, www.statefairva.org, and click on ‘State Fair Scholarship Program’ (https://www.statefairva.org/p/other/state-fair-of-virginia-scholarship-program) for general scholarship information.


Registration will be available under each event.

Both Registrations Due September 15th 


Waiver Form
2019 Results

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