The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia.

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The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia, is rich in history and an adaptable event space. Located just minutes from Richmond and Fredericksburg, an easy drive from Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach and a straight shot from the D.C. area, The Meadow Event Park attracts guests from throughout the commonwealth.

Thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat was born here in 1970. Three years later he blazed his way into Triple Crown history. Today his birthplace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Narrated tours are given year-round by appointment.

Since then, The Meadow has transformed from a family farm to a multi-purpose venue that is home to the State Fair of Virginia and other notable events. The 331-acre property features a mixture of original structures and newly constructed facilities.

State Fair of Virginia returns, Sept. 23

Horse FestivalThe State Fair of Virginia returns to The Meadow Event Park, Sept. 23 through Oct. 2. Showcasing the best of Virginia agriculture and history while celebrating family, fun and food, the State Fair offers something for everyone.

Enjoy exciting new grounds entertainment and concerts, including Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr. and Little River Band. And you’ll find all the fair food you love, plus exciting new additions. Visit statefairva.org for details. We’ll see you at the fair!