Welcome to The Meadow


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.

The Virginia Horse Festival, March 23-25, 2018. New for 2018, kids 12 and under are free!

Join the industry’s top experts for engaging and educational clinics, demonstrations and seminars. Browse vendors selling the latest in equine equipment, supplies and clothing. Special guest, Austin Anderson and the Texas Trick Riders will amaze the crowd. The Hokie Horse Education Station will have programming all weekend geared toward educating youth and adults alike. Take-home crafts, scavenger hunts and informative seminars will make this a fun stop for all attendees.

Celebrate the birthday of Triple Crown winner, Secretariat, on the very grounds he was raised on. A weekend-long celebration of “Big Red” is a feature of this annual equine exposition. Visit VirginiaHorseFestival.com for more details.

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