The Midtown State Fair

is presented by

Virginia is for Food Lovers logo

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018: 11a.m. to 4p.m.

Free events all day! Libbie Lake E St, Richmond, VA 23230

a group line dancing

Fun with a Twist

Old-fashioned cake and kale walks, farmer cook-offs, music and dancing, heirloom vegetables, aluminum foil origami, 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 trucks, including Mean Bird and River City Wood Fire Pizza and craft beer and other delights for sale.

jam being spooned out of a glass jar

Special Discount for Fire, Flour and Fork

Midtown State Fair attendees will receive a special discount code for tickets to Nov. 3rd classes and talks during Fire, Flour and Fork. Tickets will go on sale August 15.

Blue-Ribbon Contests

From tomato pie or cake baking and no cukes pickle making to aluminum foil origami to human chicken impression contests, participate and win prizes including tickets to Fire, Flour & Fork. Enter your recipe below.

Pie or Cake Recipe Pickle Recipe
peaches in a basket

Serving up a fair twist of the untraditional

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018: 11a.m. to 4p.m.

at Libbie Mill-Midtown, around Libbie Lake

Net proceeds benefit Tricycle Gardens

Contest Schedule

Inside the Tent

  • Top Notch Tomato Pie or Cake Judging,
    Enter in advance 11:30 a.m.
  • Kids' Culinary Spelling Bee Noon
  • No Cukes Pickle Contest Judging,
    Enter in advance 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.
  • Aluminum Foil Origami Contest 2:00 p.m.
  • Farmers' Cook-off Finale 2:30 p.m.
  • Pickle Face Contest 3:30 p.m.