State Fair opens today

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The State Fair of Virginia opens Thursday, September 29.

Safety has been a major concern for organizers during the set-up process, especially after the deadly events that took place at the Indiana fair earlier this year.

Caroline County building inspectors have been going through and checking structures to make sure everything is safe for visitors.

Remember, it's at the Meadow Event Park near Kings Dominion in Caroline County.

You'll have 11 days to ride the rides, eat the food, and check out the exhibits.

The fair starts at 5:00 p.m.

After the first day, the fairgrounds will open at 10:00 a.m. every day through October 9th.

For more information on the fair, go to and click on "12 About Town."

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