2013 Tennessee State Fair Contests

Ice Cream Eating Contest | Hula Hoop Contest

3rd Annual TSF Cornhole Championship | 9th Annual Karaoke Showdown

Fairest of the Fair Pageants | Livestock and Creative Arts Competitions

Ice Cream Eating Contest

Opening Weekend: Sat. (9/7) & Sun. (9/8). Final Weekend: Sat. (9/14) & Sun. (9/15)

Signup: 1pm. Contest: 1:30pm. First 10 accepted.

It might be the tastiest contest at the fair! The Tennessee State Fair Ice Cream Contest is a true battle of the sweet tooth. Each winner will receive an official TSF ice cream eating trophy.

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Hula Hoop Contest

Saturdays (9/7 & 9/14) and Sundays (9/8 & 9/15)

It’s a battle of finesse, grace, coordination and fun – it’s the Hula Hoop contest! The Hula Hoop contest at the Tennessee State Fair is the perfect way to show off your Hula skills.

Winners will receive an official TSF Hula Hoop trophy.  Sign up will begin at 5 p.m. and will be limited to the first 24 entries. The contests will begin at 6 p.m. each day at Moosic Stage and contestant will compete in groups of four.

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3rd Annual Tennessee State Fair Cornhole Championships

Saturday 9/14

Ready, aim, throw! The Tennessee State Fair Cornhole Championships are back for a third year. Anyone older than 10 can enter. Registration opens at 11 a.m. and the first 64 to sign up will be able to compete. This event will take place in Volunteer Village. The contest begins at noon.

Prizes: Monetary Awards for 1st ($300), 2nd ($150), and 3rd place ($50).

Click here for contest regulations

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9th Annual Karaoke Showdown

You might not be a big country star, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sing like you are. The Karaoke Showdown is back for an 9th year. Preliminary rounds will be held each night of the fair and the top two from every night will be invited back for the final round on Sunday the 15th.

Friday, September 6th through Saturday, September 14th
Registration begins at 6:45 p.m.
Contest starts at 7:15 p.m.

Final Round is scheduled for Sunday, September 15th
Check in: 6:30 p.m.
Contest begins at 7:15 p.m. and is slated to end at 8:00 p.m.

Prizes: Monetary Awards for 1st ($500), 2nd ($250), and 3rd place ($150).

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2013 Tennessee State Fair Pageants
Ages Birth to 20

Friday 9/13 and Saturday 9/14


This year’s Tennessee State Fair Pageants will be held on September 13th , 14th, 2013 with a new Talent Show Competition for all ages – ‘Tennessee’s Got Talent” on Sunday, September 15th at 2pm. Click HERE to register online for pageants or the talent show (Take $5 off) or sign up at the door one hour prior to event time.

Competition Dates & Times

Fairest of the Fair – Friday, September 13th at 6pm

NEW for 2013! Baby and Toddler Pageants (Girls and Boys)

Birth to 12 months – Saturday, September 14th at 10am

13 months to 24 months – Saturday, September 14th at 11:00am

25 months to 47 months – Saturday, September 14th at 12noon

Little Mister – for Boys ages 4 to 6 – Saturday, September 14th at 2pm

All Other Pageants Ages 4 to 16 – Saturday, September 14th at 2:30pm

Talent Competition – ‘Tennessee’s Got Talent’ – Sunday, September 15th at 2pm – Register online or at the door one hour prior to event time.

For more information about the upcoming pageant, click here.

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