Motor Sports Weekend Kicks Off the Tennessee State Fair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Tuesday, August 23, 2011) – The Tennessee State Fair and the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway have joined forces to bring together the fun of the Fair and the thrill of speed with Motor Sports Weekend, September 9 and 10, at the 2011 Tennessee State Fair.

The Tennessee State Fair Demolition Derby will jump-start Motor Sports Weekend on Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. in the racetrack grandstands. Combo tickets, which include one gate admission to the fair and one gate admission to the Demolition Derby, are $10 for adults (13 to 54), $6 for children (3 to 12) and seniors (55 and up) and are FREE for children 2 and under.

Race fans can enjoy the second night of Motor Sports Weekend with the State Fair Spectacular Auto Race. The stock car races will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, in the racetrack. Combo tickets for the State Fair Spectacular are $12 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Combo tickets for Motor Sports Weekend are available online at

On Saturday night, the Fair will hold its official opening ceremony, with a performance of the National Anthem, a presentation of the Tennessee State Fair Distinguished Service Award, and a dedication to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wrapping up Motor Sports Weekend on Sunday, the Tennessee Valley Quarter Midget Association (TVQMA), a group of racers ages 5 – 16, will compete at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway beginning at 2 p.m.

Admission to the TVQMA event will be free with gate admission to the Fair. Parking is FREE during Motor Sports Weekend, as well as all 10 days of the Tennessee State Fair.

For more information on Motor Sports Weekend or the Tennessee State Fair, please For information on entering in the Tennessee State Fair Demolition Derby and/or the State Fair Spectacular Auto Race, please visit For more information about the Tennessee Valley Quarter Midget Association please visit