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

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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

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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 pretty as a peach pie or cake baking to perfect pickle making to aluminum foil origami to human chicken impression contests, participate and win prizes. Enter your recipe below.

Pie or Cake Recipe Pickle Recipe
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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

  • Pretty as a Peach Pie or Cake Judging, Enter in advance here 11:30 a.m.
  • Kids' Culinary Spelling Bee Noon
  • Perfect Pickle 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

  • Virginia Beef Farmers' Cook-off Round 1 11:30 a.m.
  • Chicken Impersonating Contest 12:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Beef Farmers' Cook-off Round 2 1:00 p.m.
  • Aluminum Foil Origami Contest 2:00 p.m.
  • Virginia Beef Farmers' Cook-off Finale 2:30 p.m.
  • Pickle Face Contest 3:30 p.m.