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Friday, July 20, 2012

State Fair's new operators trot out family-friendly fare
By Steve Szkotak
The Associated Press
July 20, 2012
in the plans
 The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation wants to create a museum at the former home of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, above. Universal Fairs purchased the site in May for $5.67 million from the debt-ridden former operator of the fair
DOSWELL--The new partners in the State Fair of Virginia stressed family-friendly agricultural expositions and an attraction celebrating the legendary thoroughbred Secretariat Thursday during their first joint appearance since they announced their enterprise this month.

Leaders of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and Universal Fairs LLC discussed their plans for the 150-year-old fair during a news conference on the 331-acre property called Meadow Event Park. The partnership is a marriage of the state's largest farm lobby and the operator of fairs in several states.
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http://hamptonroads.com/2012/07/state-fairs-new-operators-trot-out-familyfriendly-fare

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