Heavy rains, severe weather threat ends State Fair of Virginia early for 2015

Posted at 1:18 PM, Oct 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 16:54:30-04

DOSWELL, Va. — The threat of heavy rains and severe weather has forced officials to cancel the State Fair of Virginia for the rest of the season.

As a result, officials said the fair will close at 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Safety is the fair’s No. 1 priority for our customers, vendors, exhibitors and workers,” said Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, vice president of operations for The Meadow Event Park. “We feel it is important to respect the governor’s state of emergency declaration, and we realize that our law enforcement and emergency medical service personnel may be needed elsewhere during this impending storm.”

Officials said folks who have purchased but not yet used single-day, admission tickets and season passes will be able to exchange them via mail for a single-day admission ticket for next year. Unused Ride Wristband vouchers can be exchanged via mail for a wristband voucher for the 2016 State Fair.

To receive the 2016 tickets or vouchers, ticketholders should mail their unused 2015 tickets, passes and vouchers to:
State Fair of Virginia
Attention: Ticket Office
P.O. Box 130
Doswell, VA 23047
Be sure to include the guest’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
A confirmation email will be sent to guests once the information is received.
All returned tickets, passes or wristband vouchers must be postmarked by Oct. 30.