Advance tickets to Virginia State Fair go on sale

Advance tickets to Virginia State Fair go on sale

Advance tickets for the State Fair of Virginia went on sale Monday. The fair says ride wristbands will also be available at Walgreens locations across the Commonwealth.

Fair admission doesn't include rides. Sales of advance-price tickets will continue at Walgreens through September 24.

The State Fair is always an exciting time for families, but this year there are a few new things that you will want to be sure to check out.

"We have the 'Agracadabra.' It's a magical Ag-related show that performs every day. We have a returning favorite, Cachunga the Alligator Wrestler and we have our state fair parade," said Kathy Dixon from the Virginia State Fair communications office.

Next up: the rides. Several of them are new for the kids.

"We have 50 rides that are going to be here at the fair this year, those are kid rides and adult rides. And in the kidway, we have special coin operated rides for those that are too short to ride the regular rides, and the parents really appreciate this," said Nixon.

And of course, there is the food. You can expect all the fair favorites, but what's a state fair without food that's a little over the top?

"Deep fried bacon and deep fried Swiss cakes rolls. We also have some maple bacon and some maple cotton candy, which I think sound really good," Nixon said.

But the most interesting new food is probably the deep fried butter.

For your family memories, there is a new way to show your love with the "Love in Virginia" sign that has a state fair flare.

The fair begins on September 25 and runs through October 4 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell.

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