Summer of savings begins for State Fair admission

Published 10:33 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Virginia Farm Bureau

Summer of Savings discounts on tickets to this year’s State Fair of Virginia begin today!

Purchases of advance online tickets from now through Aug. 31 offer the best savings of the season. Adult online tickets are just $10, and child/senior/military ticket prices during the Summer of Savings offer are just $7. This is a $5 discount off the regular gate admission price of $15 for adults and $12 for child/senior/military. Military discount admission is for active-duty service members and retirees with a current military ID. The discount does not apply to others in service members’ and retirees’ parties.

Also available are season passes for those who like to visit more than one day. Season passes, which are good for admission all 10 days of the fair, are $35 during the Summer of Savings.

Advance online prices go up Sept. 1. Season passes will be $40, adult tickets will be $13 and child/senior/military will be $10. So now is the time to buy!

During the Summer of Savings window, unlimited ride wristbands also are a bargain.

Guests can save 33 percent by purchasing the wristbands between July 16 and Aug. 31. During that time the bands cost $17 instead of the regular $25 price.

“We hope fairgoers will take advantage of this special Summer of Savings discount. It really is a good deal and offers the most economical way for families or individuals to visit the fair,” said Marlene Jolliffe, the fair’s executive director. “We’re also pleased to once again offer premium parking for customers who want the convenience of parking on the north side of state Route 30, on asphalt.”

For those who want to park close-by, the fair is offering premium parking passes to the first 300 guests daily. Premium parking passes can be purchased online for $15 and must be ordered one week in advance of a visit. They are valid only on the day for which they were purchased.