State Fair Issues Call for Entries

From Memphis to Kingsport and for all the small towns and tiny communities in between the Tennessee State Fair is seeking the best of the best that the Volunteer State has to offer. State Fair officials are determined to find the best Tennessee two-crust apple pie, the most meticulously cured and delicious country ham, the most precious hand made quilt, the largest watermelon, the state's most prized dairy cow and the very best of literally scores of other cultivated, handcrafted, self-produced and personally created food items, works of art, farm animals and agricultural products. >>Continue Reading

State Fair looking for Tennessee’s ‘Best Two Crust Apple Pie’

Last year it was the hint of Tennessee whiskey that made the difference or at least that's what the baker of the best two crust apple pie selected by the Tennessee State Fair thought. This year the search is on again, according to Kinsey Emery, State Fair event manager, who noted that the contest designated as the "Tennessee Two-Crust Apple Pie Contest” is becoming one of the Fair's most popular events. >>Continue Reading

State Fair Looking for Talent to Perform

The 2014 Tennessee State Fair is singing a few bars of what's been sung before but this year the tune has a slightly different verse. The State Fair is combing the state for musical talent. Fair officials say while the State Fair places a great deal of emphasis on topics related to agriculture, education, fuel conservation, and other themes, they also want to renew the spotlight that’s annually placed on Tennessee's musical talent. >>Continue Reading

State Fair Assoc. Chairman Welcomes Commission’s Decision

Welcoming news Friday that the Tennessee State Fair Association has been awarded the right to operate the State Fair for a five year term, John Rose, TSFA chairman, said the citizen volunteer, non profit group he leads "now has an opportunity to formulate and execute plans for a long term credible and sustainable State Fair in which all Tennesseans can participate and enjoy." >>Continue Reading

Competition Registration Now Open

Competitions are heating up for the Tennessee State Fair. Competitors have the opportunity to win their share of the $145,000 in premiums offered at the 2013 Tennessee State Fair. From cattle to sheep and from quilts to the new apple pie contest the Tennessee State Fair opened online registration Monday, August 5th. Competitors are urged to register online. >>Continue Reading

Wrestling Tradition Returns at 2013 Tennessee State Fair

The Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena was originally built with the purpose of housing weekly professional wrestling events, operated throughout the 1960's and '70's by promoter, Nick Gulas. A mainstay in the building on Saturday nights throughout the '80's and '90's, wrestling will return to the venue on opening night of the 2013 Tennessee State Fair, as Traditional Championship Wrestling bring's exactly that....the TRADITION of live pro wrestling, back to the facility. >>Continue Reading