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State Fair site adds livestock pavilion
A new livestock pavilion is being constructed at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, where the State Fair is held every year.
The 40,000-square foot pavilion will serve as a covered area for horse shows, rodeos, canine agility competitions and other events.
It will be similar in style to the historic horse barns on the 330-acre property.
It can be used for cattle during the State Fair as well.
Construction started in March and is expcected to be completed in late June.
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors approved the construction of the building in January and RGM Erectors Inc., of Wythe County, will build it.
First Bank & Trust secured the naming rights to the pavilion for the next 10 years.
This year’s State Fair runs Sept. 26-Oct. 5.