2016 Must Sees

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Great Lakes Timber Show

The Great Lakes Timber Show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling, and lots of family friendly entertainment! Take in the show in Volunteer Village after you grab a bite to eat from the Paradise Ridge saloon or one of our many Equine Events!



Fairest Of the Fair Pageant

The 2016 Tennessee State Fair Pageants will take over the Sports Arena on the closing weekend of the Fair. The Miss Sparkle pageant, featuring young women with special needs, will take place on Friday evening, September 9. Pageants for girls ages 0-20 years old will take place on September 9 – 10, 2016 in the Sports Arena Building.
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Hedrick’s Racing Pigs

Featured in our new
Family Fun Zone! Come see some trained 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!
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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. Find them in Heritage Court!


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Western Comedy Showdown

Curly The Kid and Colonel Phil Good will ride back into Volunteer Village, with their 2016 version of the 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 is always a crowd pleaser for audiences of all ages.



State Fair Race

At the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville
More info coming soon! Visit http://www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com/ for more info!


Korso The Magician

Korso The Magician

Come see Korso The Magician at this years Tennessee State Fair!
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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. See if you can tell which Tennessee Tradition he is building!



Boxing Night

Saturday, September 17th, amateur and pro boxing come back to the Sports Arena at the 2016 fair. The Sports Arena has a long history of hosting incredible sporting events, and we can’t wait for Tri-Star Boxing to come in and host boxing night.
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Outlaw Nation Music

The Tennessee State Fair is proud to welcome Outlaw Nation’s Southern Revival Concert Series, on the Main Entrance Stage, Friday night September 16, and all-day Saturday, September 17. Admission is free with your Fair ticket. CLICK HERE for the lineup!