Free Daily Attractions


Corn Crib Sandbox
– Get a load of corny fun in our very own corn kernel sandbox. Like sand but bigger and better! Open daily.

Model Train Exhibit – An interactive exhibit where the back of the Marketplace is transformed into a miniature world with multiple tracks, noisy trains, scale models and much more! Open daily.

Make Your Mark – Express yourself! Showcase your favorite art, poetry, words of wisdom, graffiti, marriage proposals, and more. You name it, you draw it on our ginormous chalk wall. Keep it clean! Open daily.

International Food Court – Come and enjoy delicious food from around the world in the Festival of the Nations area! At the Festival of Nations stage, see everything from the Safari acrobats, Irish dancers, Salsa, India, Filipino dancers, Brazilian entertainment, African Dancers and a whole lot more….

4-H “Live” Butterfly Exhibit presented by Davidson County 4-H Interact with Tennessee Native Butterflies – even feed them nectar from a stick! Open Daily.

Racing Pigs Come see some crazy pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun and hilarious event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes! Racing daily.

Creative Arts Demos – Come see artisans leatherworking, quilting, rug hooking, weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting and more! See winners from all the creative arts competitions and vote on your favorite for special People’s Choice awards, Open daily.

Western Comedy Show – These two crazy cowboys can’t wait to tell fairgoers about their “Brand New, New and Improved, Bigger And Better, Miracle Tonic” that’s sure to cure all that ails ya. Shades of The Three Stooges and Mel Brooks, this wacky duo are always a crowd pleaser for audiences of all ages. Daily performances.

Barnyard Animals – We offer a unique opportunity to experience a live encounter and learn about a variety of friendly, domesticated farm animals. Our interactive approach is fun for the young and young at heart. Open daily.

Tiny Acres – Tiny Acres engages little folks with hands-on experience and appreciation of the time and energy that the American farmer puts into bringing food to the family table. Open daily.

Farm Tours presented by Tennessee Farm Bureau – an informative, guided tour throughout the livestock barns and AG Hall. Tours are given nightly.  

Ham Cooking Demo – is a demonstration in the AG Hall for preparing and cooking country ham. Nightly shows.

Mr. Bond the Science Guy – The Science Guys have been teaching STEM and now STEAM programs long before there was an acronym. Daily shows. 

Balloon Bonanza – Sam the Balloon Man will be working in the Ag Live building, creating a huge work of art from balloons alone! Make sure to stop by daily as he is adding and expanding the balloon scene every day of the fair. 

Rabbit Exhibit – The most hopping place at the Fair!  Stop by and see a wide selection of rabbit breeds daily.

Milking Demonstrations – Visit this traditional milking facility for a glimpse of the twice a day milking ritual with dairy experts on hand to explain what is going on. The facility provides our Dairy Exhibitors a clean sanitized place to milk their cows during the ten day fair. 

Nightly Wrestling – The state fair has a long and storied history with professional wrestling. Check out nightly ring action all 10 days. 

African Acrobats The acrobat show has been a big attraction at the Tennessee State Fair for the past 10 years, with crowds getting bigger every year. This year the show will mesmerize again with feats such as balancing on chairs, limbo under a rod of fire, tumbling, and fire eating. Daily performances.

David Turner and Friends – a performing ventriloquist that will entertain you and the whole family through humor and song. Weekend performances only.

Al Menah Shrine Clowns – Who doesn’t love a clown.  Watch the wild and wacky clowns perform and entertain children of all ages. Weekend performances only.

Fair Parade – Watch as animals, clowns and assorted characters parade through the fairgrounds! Saturday only.

Market Place Building – Don’t miss the chance to browse through unique
products such as original cookware, gourmet nuts, fantastic antiques, new product demonstrations and giveaways in the Market Place Building! Open daily.

Ag Building – Marvel at the size of the biggest pumpkins and watermelons grown in Tennessee this year! Don’t miss demos from the Master Gardeners and free Purity chocolate milk samples as well as all things FFA. Open daily.