Let The Good Times Grow!

One hundred eight (108) years ago, the Tennessee State Fair started as the official state fair of our great state. Throughout the course of the history of the fair, stock car racing has been an instrumental part of the event. Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville and the Tennessee State Fair are pleased to announce, racing will be held on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 during the ten day event. The state fair officially opens on Friday, September 5th and runs until Sunday, September 14th. >>Continue Reading

State Fair looking for 150 ‘kid pickers’

The Tennessee State Fair is looking for a few good “kid pickers” to bring their goods, hidden treasures as they might be, to the State Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 7, at 11 am, for a special opportunity to appear on stage with Mike Wolfe, host of the A&E Network show that teaches kids how to find and recognize items of value. >>Continue Reading

State Fair Announces Title Sponsor

Officials with the Tennessee State Fair Association announced this week that OneMain Financial has been named title sponsor for this year's State Fair. OneMain Financial, founded in 1912, has been serving communities and helping individuals realize their financial goals and dreams with a network of offices and locations nationwide including several in Tennessee for well over a century. "This company's heritage and prestige is so appropriate to be paired with the Tennessee State Fair, a state tradition for more than 100 years," said John Rose, chairman of the Tennessee State Fair Association board of directors. >>Continue Reading

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