2019 Must Sees

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Monster Trucks

Come out to the Fair on Friday, September 6 or Saturday, September 7 to see Bigfoot take on the biggest, baddest monster trucks in the business! To name a few, we’ve got Snake Bite, Ice Cream Man, X-Terminator, Razin Kane, Wolf Head, Barbarian and more*! Mix in quad racing and high-flying motocross and you’ve got the show of the season!
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Lip Sync Battle

Ready to sing your heart out but can’t quite hit those Adele-height notes? Come lip sync your heart out! The top two winners from each day will advance to the finals for a grand prize of $250, 2nd place prize of $125, and a 3rd place prize of $75.  Battle it out Friday the 13th & Saturday the 14th at 7pm. Registration starts at 6:45pm. Finals at 6:30pm on Sunday the 15th.



Live Butterfly Exhibit

🦋 Our butterfly exhibit is BACK for the 2019 Fair! Come be surrounded by awe and learn about these awesome creatures. Interact with Tennessee Native Butterflies – even feed them nectar from a stick! Open Daily until 10pm. Presented by Davidson County 4-H


International Food Court

For the first time, the Tennessee State Fair will be offering attendees the chance to experience their International Food Court. Located near the Festival of Nations stage, the food court will host cuisine to the many and diverse cultures that are celebrated at the Fair.


Fairest Of the Fair Pageant

The 2019 Tennessee State Fair Pageants will take over the Sports Arena on the opening weekend of the Fair. The Miss Sparkle pageant, featuring young women with special needs, will take place on Friday evening, September 6. Pageants for girls ages 0-20 years old will take place on September 6 – 7, 2019 in the Sports Arena Building.
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Western Comedy Showdown

Curly The Kid and Colonel Phil Good will ride back into Volunteer Village, with their 2018 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.



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!



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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Join us for nightly wrestling shows located near the main entrance of the Fair! Shows will be featured all 10 days of the Fair!