The Midtown State Fair

is presented by

Virginia is for Food Lovers logo

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 11a.m. to 4p.m.

Free events all day!

Libbie Lake E St, Richmond, VA 23230


Fun with a Twist

Old-fashioned cake and kale walks, farmer cook-offs, heirloom tomato tastings, square dancing that rocks, culinary spelling bees, chicken impersonating, pickle-face making and more.

Plenty of Food and Craft Beer

Fresh-from-the-farm produce, savory and sweet food truck offerings and craft beer and other delights for sale


Special Discount for Fire, Flour and Fork

Midtown State Fair attendees will receive a special discount code for tickets to Nov. 4 classes and talks during Fire, Flour and Fork. Tickets will go on sale August 1.

Blue-Ribbon Contests

From very berry pie baking to salsa making, the best chicken impression contests, participate and win prizes. Enter your recipe below.

Pie Recipe Salsa Recipe

Serving up a fair twist of the untraditional

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 11a.m. to 4p.m.

at Libbie Mill-Midtown, around Libbie Lake

Net proceeds benefit Tricycle Gardens

Contest Schedule

Inside the Tent

  • Very Berry Pie Contest Judging, Enter in advance here 11:30 a.m.
  • Kids' Culinary Spelling Bee Noon
  • Super Salsa Making Contest Judging, Enter in advance here 12:30 p.m.
  • Old-Fashioned Bake Walk No. 1 1:00 p.m.
  • Adult Culinary Spelling Bee 2:00 p.m.
  • Old-Fashioned Bake Walk No. 2 3:00 p.m.

Outside the Tent

  • Farmers' Cook-off Round 1 11:30 a.m.
  • Chicken Impersonating Contest 12:30 p.m.
  • Farmers' Cook-off Round 2 1:00 p.m.
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest 2:00 p.m.
  • Farmers' Cook-off Finale 2:30 p.m.
  • Pickle Face Contest 3:30 p.m.