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.

Virginia Horse Festival

Virginia Horse Festival 
May 3-5, 2019


Featuring a Celebration of Secretariat

The Virginia Horse Festival has moved from the chill of March to the thrill of the first weekend in May…Kentucky Derby time! What better place to celebrate the “run for the roses” than at the birthplace of Secretariat, Virginia’s own Triple Crown legend!

The weekend will feature a Derby-themed 5K run, free kids activities, shows by both Canine Stars and Aurora: An Equestrian Circus and much more.

NEW IN 2019: 
The Virginia Horse Festival adds “Derby Day at The Meadow” on Saturday, May 4, to a full weekend of family-oriented festivities, clinics and demos, entertainment, Secretariat tours, exhibits and more.

It all adds up to a fun filled family weekend at the Virginia Horse Festival! So join us in the winner’s circle May 3-5 at The Meadow Event Park! 

Please visit the event website and Facebook page for more details and schedules.


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