The Bos of Burgers

Lebanon local, Darci Bos, will seek to impress the judges this weekend at the Big Guava Festival in Tampa, FL. Bos has crafted a "Beautiful Mess" which features a patty made of bratwurst topped with mustard aioli and caramelized onions between a toasted French hamburger bun. The burger was selected as a semi-finalist in the Bud and Burger Championship tournament which seeks to find the best amateur made burger in the United States. Bos and her "Beautiful Mess" are competing for a spot in the final round hosted by Budweiser and Chef David Chang in St. Louis, MO in July. >> Read the full article here >>Continue Reading

State Lawmakers Break Routine with Ag Day

In March 2015, members of the Tennessee General Assembly took part in an Ag Day celebration to show their appreciation for the state's farming community. Members of the House and Senate squared off against one another in a corn-selling contest. The House team, led by House Speaker Beth Harwell, won by just a few ounces shelling over five pounds of corn in one minute. Dozens of organizations were stationed inside the Capitol handing out goods like home-baked corn bread and moon pies, in a bid to promote the sector. >> Read the full article here   >>Continue Reading

Lebanon’s State Fair ‘Fairest’ to compete in statewide pageant

Caroline Hendrick, the reigning 2014 Tennessee State Fair "Fairest of the Fair," will be competing in a couple weeks to be crowned Tennessee Association of Fairs' "Fairest of the Fair." Hendrick, 17, is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Hendrick of Lebanon. Upon graduation from high school she plans to enter college and pursue a career in nursing. In the coming pageant to be held at the Nashville Sheraton Music City Hotel, the Lebanon High School junior will be competing against some 50 or more other reigning "Fairest of the Fairs" from across Tennessee, who will be representing their local fair at the annual event. The Tennessee Association of Fairs is comprised of 60 county or area fairs including the Tennessee State Fair. The group's annual convention, traditionally held in Nashville, is scheduled to begin Thursday, January 22. The pageant, regarded as one of the highlights of the annual meeting that attracts board members, administrators, and others associated with the production of fairs around the Volunteer state, will be held on Friday, January 23. >>Continue Reading

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