State Fair of Virginia
State Fair of Virginia is illuminated by a Ferris wheel, thrill rides and lights from food vendors at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA., on the first day of the state fair. The state fair, which was inaugurated in 1854, has been attracted between 200,000 and 250,000 attendances in recent years. The state fair offers various entertainments, including a pig racing, a circus, a rodeo, carnival games, music concerts and rides for all ages and it also has been called Virginia's largest outdoor classroom for its educational field trip program for students. As you walk around the fair, it is hard to miss fair foods, such as funnel cakes, cotton candy, kettle corn, BBQ and even craft beer. "I like pretty much everything," Elisabet “Lissi” Dalton, 6, of Goochland, said about the fair after getting one of kids' rides with her younger sisters.