The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia.

Welcome to The Meadow

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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.

Illuminate Light Show will run Nov. 18 to Jan. 1

Horse FestivalThe Meadow Event Park will again be full of dazzling lights and family fun this holiday season. Illuminate Light Show and Santa’s Village will be open 5:30-10 p.m. nightly from Nov. 18 and through Jan. 1, 2017.

The light show features nearly a million LED lights synchronized to music played on guests’ car radios—plus new light features this year. Santa’s Village includes visits and photos with Santa, other children’s activities, and food and drinks.

Visit for details and ticket information.