Tennessee State Fair

Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 17

Creating a whole new focus on family entertainment, educational experiences, and a pride in what we all find good about our nation and the Volunteer State, the Tennessee State Fair is proud to present this landmark event inaugurated more than 150 years ago.

Operated and managed by a volunteer board, the Fair invites you to share in the excitement of this year’s ten day extravaganza beginning Friday, September 8 and continuing through Sunday, September 17.

The State Fair is an annual exhibition of what makes America and Tennessee great. From coast to coast and somewhat closer to home from the Mississippi River to the Great Smokey Mountains the Fair is in many ways a live hands-on exhibit of how we live our lives.

It shows how we grow our food, teaches the value of arts and crafts, allows a child’s hand to pet a floppy ear cow, and honors the state’s best homemade two crust apple pie. And, if that wasn’t enough, the Fair provides exhilarating heartbeats for all ages thrilled by the rides of a million dollar midway.

Mission

The Tennessee State Fair Association was formed to promote the education of agriculture, horticulture, the creative arts, performing arts, industry, commerce, recreation, economic development, natural resources, and related areas to the public, through the planning, promotion, conduct, and operation of an annual Tennessee State Fair.