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Adult one-day admission

In advance (Online only)

December Early Bird Special: $8-EXPIRED 

January Early Bird Special: $10

Regular Advance Sales (Feb. 1 – March 22): $12

At the gate: $15


Child one-day admission

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Please add the free ticket to your order when purchasing online. Must have ticket to enter event.


Three-day Festival Pass

In advance (through March 21 at 11:59 pm): $20

At the gate: $25



Secretariat Birthday Celebration**


Triple Crown Tribute

Join author/speaker Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery; acclaimed author and sports journalist Steve Haskin; former Meadow Stable groom Steve Jordan and other special guests to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Secretariat’s historic Triple Crown.  This memorable evening will feature special tributes to Penny Chenery, the Meadow Stable grooms and a few surprises. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Historic Barn Restoration Fund.

Saturday only, 5pm-7:30 pm. Must be 21 or older, $45 per person. Ticket deadline March 20th.


Tours of Meadow Hall

Tours showcasing the Chenery Collection of rare Meadow Stable memorabilia, including locks of Secretariat’s hair.  $5 per person, including children. Virginia Horse Festival admission required.

Friday March 23 at 12pm, 1pm and  2pm

Saturday March 24 at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

Sunday March 25 at 1pm and 2pm


 VIP Tram Tours of Secretariat’s Birthplace

Take a journey back to the heyday of Meadow Stable and enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from acclaimed author and sports journalist Steve Haskin, former Meadow Stable groom Steve Jordan and other special guests.  The one-hour tram tour will include foaling shed, training barn, yearling barns and stallion barn.  Limit 40 people on tram.  Tram boarding at Farm Bureau Center.  $20 per person, including children.  Virginia Horse Festival admission required. Saturday only, 1:30pm and 3pm.


**Secretariat Celebration tickets do NOT include festival admission. Admission tickets are required to enter event.


Festival Management reserves the right to conduct bag and personal searches. Weapons of any kind are prohibited on the property. By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to abide by the festival policies. See Below.


Festival Policies:

Please enjoy the festival responsibly by planning ahead, and respect your fellow patrons.


  • No coolers (hard or soft-sided)
  • No glass bottles
  • No weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, guns, etc.)
  • No drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • No tailgating
  • Be prepared for full days of fun inside and out at The Meadow Event Park!
  • Wear comfortable shoes