2011 Tennessee State and County Fairs

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Tennessee State Fair

Fair Dates:September 9 – 18, 2011

Tennessee State Fair Location:Tennessee State Fairgrounds Nashville, Tennessee

About the Tennessee State Fair:  The first Tennessee State Fair, which took place in 1869, was held at the Old Fairgrounds, located at the end of the West End Avenue streetcar line. In 1906, the Fair was moved to its current location and has been held annually, except for four years during World War II. Today, the Tennessee State Fair attracts over 230,000 visitors and participants, with recent trends showing a steady growth in popularity.

Featuring a variety of educational and entertaining exhibits, the Tennessee State Fair offers good old-fashioned fun with great midway rides and Kid Zone fun, blue ribbon livestock, agricultural, and creative arts competitions, grilling and cooking competitions, mule pulling, racing pigs (competitors include Tammy Swine-ette and Oprah Hamphrey), cow milking and plenty of tempting fair food.