VIRGINIA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
Yes Virginia there are Honey Shows to Enter!
August 2022 Virginia Fairs with Honey &/or Beeswax Classes
Botetourt County Fair August 5-6. Lowe Street Buchannan, VA. https://botetourtcountyfair.com/
Honey Show is found under Division 3 – Honey and includes liquid honey. See: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/c3d5db06-88cf-454c-a002-fd6f0ff3e203/downloads/_2022%20Fair%20Book.pdf?ver=1655830318085
Richmond County Fair August 8-10. 35 Meadowbrook Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572. Honey Show is listed in Department 2 Horticultural Products, Section D: Apiary Exhibits and includes Class: 1. Hive Cross section, 2. Honey Comb, 3. Honey Liquid, and 4. Exhibitors Choice. See https://richmondcountyfair.com and https://richmondcountyfair.com/files/allfiles/2022%20RCFA%20Competition%20Guide.pdf
Amelia County Fair August 4- 6. https://ameliacountyfair.com/ No honey show determined.
Bergton Community Fair August 9 – 13. 18142 Crab Run Rd, Bergton, VA 22811. https://bergtonfair.com/ Honey is included under Farm Crops, Miscellaneous # 36. Honey – 1 pint See https://bergtonfair.com/handbook/
Franklin/Southampton County Fair August 10 – 13. 25374 New Market Rd, Courtland, VA 23837
https://www.franklinsouthamptoncountyfair.org/home Honey Show includes LOT 145 Comb, 146, without comb, and 149 any honey not listed.
Grayson County Fair August 12-13. 10278 Elk Creek Parkway Elk Creek, VA 24326 https://www.graysoncountyva.com/grayson-county-agricultural-fair/?fbclid=IwAR2PR4rgNwi-FpOsuN7-8mWpeYYc-AXfgEV28QH4H--0RfLIu9mmrwhFZ24. Honey Show includes extracted honey.
Rockingham County Fair August 15 – 20. 4808 S Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. https://www.rockinghamcountyfair.com/ Honey show is found under Homemaking: Canned Products, Preserves, James, Jellies, etc. Classes 147: Honey-with comb and 148: Honey-strained. See:https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=RockinghamCoFair&f=2_col_one_page_sr.pdf
Arlington County Fair August 17 – 21. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington, VA 22204. https://www.arlingtoncountyfair.us/ Honey Show is found under Department I: Honey, Beeswax, and Food Preservation and includes light, medium, and dark extracted honey, chunk and comb honey, creamed honey, black jar, display frames, and beeswax and candle classes. See https://www.arlingtoncountyfair.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ACF2022_CntyFairCEGuide_cs2.pdf
Buchanan County Fair August 18 – 20. No honey show that we can determine
Page Valley Agricultural & Industrial Fair August 20 – 27. 15 Fairlane Dr, Luray, VA 22835. http://pagevalleyfair.org/ Honey show is found in Section 1- Canning, Preserves, James, Honey and Butters, #13, Honey. See https://pagevalleyfair.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-Canning.pdf
Prince William County Fair August 12-20. 10624 Dumfries Rd, Manassas, VA 20112. https://pwcfair.com/ Honey Show is found in Home Arts, Department 8, Class D and includes extracted honey, chunk, comb, display frames, beeswax, and candles. See : https://pwcfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022.3-Home-Arts-Catalog.pdf