For over 160 years, Virginians have joined family and friends to journey to the State Fair. An event that happens once a year, it is a celebration of the "Best of Virginia." Each year Virginians from all over the commonwealth gather to compete in livestock and agriculture competitions, learn about the state's commodities and culture, meet farm animals, enjoy an outdoor concert, brave a thrilling ride and savor a delicious fair treat. Join the fun and celebrate another year of the "First place for fun."

Visit the State Fair of Virginia on, September 28, opening day, to celebrate Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. Save $5 off admission when you donate 5 nonperishable Food Lion brand products. Donations received at the ticket gate benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.

Pick up your $5 off ride wristband coupon at your local Food Lion, before you attend the fair. Coupons are valid Mon.-Fri. Discount is taken at Midway and Kidway ticket booths. Visit for a full listing of attractions, concerts and special events.