Please read through these Q & As to find helpful information about the facility and our policies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does it cost to attend an event?
A: Most often, nothing! Check on the particular event on the calendar for full details. Concerts, the Rockbridge Regional Fair and Farm Show, and the rodeo are among the few events that charge.
Q: What is going on this weekend?
A: Please check our schedule of events, updated weekly!
Q: Where do I park?
A: General parking can be found in front of the Anderson Coliseum by turning right after entering the complex. Trailer parking will be directed by event, and Security or the Stable Office can help you.
Q: Do you have horses I can ride or camps?
A: We do not have horses for public riding. Contact the Lexington Area Tourism bureau at 540-463-3777 for their advice.
Q: Can I have a tour of the VHCF?
A: Yes! Please call Matt Crookshanks to arrange for a time to have a guided tour of our wonderful facility at 540-464-2952.
Q: Is the VHCF handicap accessible?
A: Yes, there is handicap access into the Anderson Coliseum but not to the ground level once inside. The rest of the facility is fully accessible.
Q: Where are the restrooms?
A: There are restrooms in two places in the coliseum by the café and in the far back corner. There are also restrooms in each barn and in the East Complex. You can also find showers there if you are camping.
Q: How do I make or check on my stall reservations and entry forms?
A: First, contact the show manager. Second, you can call the Stable Office/Welcome Center at 540-464-2966.
Q: Do you sell shavings and hay on-site?
A: Yes! Please contact the Stable Office/Welcome Center at 540-464-2966 with your order.
Q: What is the closest hotel?
A: The closest hotels are the Best Western at Hunt Ridge and the Sleep Inn, both located on Maury River Road just a half mile from the VHCF. You can see accommodation options here.
Q: Do you make hotel reservations?
A: The VHCF does not make hotel reservations so please call the hotels directly. Show management often blocks rooms for their events to ensure rooms for exhibitors.
Q: What are the closest restaurants?
A: The closest restaurant is Pure Eats concessions located inside the Anderson Coliseum on the concourse and The Winner's Ring Restaurant, next to the Wiley Arena. On Route 11, you can find multiple restaurants like our partners Applebee’s, Subway, and Crystal Chinese in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center. Downtown Lexington has many charming and local options as well. You can see more dining options here.
Q: Can you walk at the VHCF?
A: Yes! We partner with Let’s Move Lexington to provide free exercise opportunities on our grounds and inside the Anderson Coliseum during inclement weather. Walking hours are 8-5pm.
Q: Are dogs allowed at the VHCF?
A: Yes, if they are on a leash. No dogs are allowed in the food service areas of Anderson Coliseum or in the Winner's Ring restaurant.
Q: Are you hiring?
A: Please check the “Work with Us” section to see if there are openings. If there are not, you may still download a general application and return it to be kept on file.
Q: Is the VHCF a non-profit?
A: YES! All donations are tax-deductible. Please consider us in your charitable giving.