Tobacco has been grown in almost every Virginia county. Peak value of the tobacco crop in the US. was $3.5 billion. In 2014, cash receipts from tobacco were $117,000,000.
At the Field Fay Tobacco Barn, Howard Mayo, owner of Mayo’s Tobacco Museum, shares his memorabilia — tobacco cans, posters, tools, paperwork, cigarette packs and the multitude of other tobacco related items — with show visitors. The artifacts span many scores of decades in which tobacco gained and lost its economic impact.