Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

Don’t blow your chance! Come blow the biggest and best bubble. Ages 6-12. Saturdays at 3:30pm. Festival of Nations Stage

Butter Sculpture Contest

Slide your way into first place sculpting butter! You get 10 minutes to churn out your best creation with only butter and a plastic knife. All ages. Saturdays at 2:15pm, Moosic Stage

Animal Imitation Contest

Choose your favorite animal, imitate, win! It’s that easy! Ages 6-12. Sundays at 3:30pm, Festival of Nations Stage

Stick Horse Barrel Racing

This isn’t for the faint of heart. Come run with the fastest horses in the wild wild Heritage Court on Saturdays! Bring your derby friends and show ‘em what you’ve got! Ages 6-12. Saturdays at 1pm, Heritage Court

Milk Mustache Contest

Come fuel up and sport your best milk mustache! Win the crowd over and claim first place in this brand new competition on Sundays! All ages. Sundays at 2:15pm, Moosic Stage

GooGoo Cluster Contest

Always sticky, delicious fun! Sunday, Sept. 8 at noon, Creative Arts stage. Register by Sept. 7 online. Creative Arts Stage

Spinning Contest

You won’t get dizzy but you will be amazed by watching experts compete in this heritage art by spinning wool on their spinning wheels – blindfolded! Thursday, September 12, 7:00pm. Ag Live Building

Apple Pie Contest

Think you have the best Apple Pie recipe in Tennessee? Enter your pie and see! Saturday, Sept. 14. Registration at 12pm. Creative Arts Stage


In true Nashville fashion, the fair will offer visitors the chance to sing their hearts out in the nightly Karaoke Showdown. Competition will be held the first weekend at the Moosic Stage. Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7, the top three singers selected by judges will be asked back for the Final Round on Sunday, September 8th for first, second, and third place. Cash prizes!


Lip Sync Battle

Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. The top 3 winners for each nights will compete on Sunday, September 15 on the Moosic Stage. Cash prizes!

Ice Cream Eating Competition

Eat your heart out and try not to get a brain freeze! Competition is at the Moosic Stage Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30. Make sure to come register at 1:00 before it begins! Ages 6-12

Hula Hoop Competition

Wanna hula hoop with the best of ‘em? Competition will be at the Moosic Stage Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. Come sign up beforehand! Ages 4-12


The State Fair invites ALL Tennessee Girls ages 0 to 20 to compete to be the next Queen of the Fair. This year’s Tennessee State Fair Pageants will be held on September 6 & 7, 2019 in the Sports Arena Building. TN State Fair Sparkle Pageant, a night of beauty for children & adults with disabilities, sponsored by Studio Six Limited, Paul Mitchell Stylists, and the TN State Fair, will be held Friday, September 6th. Register online ($49 to compete) and save $10, or sign up at the door one hour prior to event time. For rules, schedule, FAQs or printable forms, go to:

Bluegrass and Fiddlers Jamboree

Some of Tennessee’s greatest players are coming to the Fair to pick it to win it! Come one, come all to the Creative Arts Building on Saturday, September 7th. Registration is at 10:30 am, and the competition begins at 11 am. Registration is free with paid admission to the Fair. Cash prizes!

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Cornhole Tournament

The bags will fly at the Tennessee State Fair Corn Hole Championships!

PRIZES: Monetary Awards for 1st ($300) / 2nd ($150) / 3rd Place ($50)

The event is open to anyone older than 10. Be one of the first 64 to sign up and win a chance at State Fair glory! The event is free with fair admission. This event will be held at the Race Track Concourse. For more information, click here.