The Tennessee State Fair Pageants are coming September 6 – 7, 2019 for ALL Tennessee girls ages 0 to 20.

Come one, come all to the Tennessee State Fair Pageants! 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. 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:

General Info regarding all Tennessee State Fair Pageants General Info
Tennessee State Fair Pageant Registration TN State Fair Pageant Registration
Sparkle Pageant for children and adults with special needs Sparkle Pageant Info


Back again for 2019!
The Miss Sparkle Pageant for girls ages 4 to adult has been added for girls with any disabilities – sponsored by Metro Parks Disabilities Program. For more information, contact Joyce at or go online to register:

The Miss Sparkle Pageant will be Friday evening, September 6th at the State Fairgrounds. All pageants on Friday are for Tennessee girls with disabilities ONLY. Formal dress or Sunday best attire allowed.

Miss Sparkle Check-in times (contestant must be dressed and ready):
Ages 4-12      5:00pm
Ages 13-21    5:30pm
Ages 22+      6:00pm

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In addition, for ages 16-20 only, the crowned winner will go on to represent the Tennessee State Fair at the Annual Fair Convention in January 2020.

Competition Dates and Times

Birth to 12 months – Saturday, September 7th at 10:30am (baby girls ONLY)
13 months to 29 months – Saturday, September 7th at 11:15am
30 months to 47 months – Saturday, September 7th at 12noon

Crowns for a Cause Ceremony 2pm– Saturday, September 7th at 2:00pm (donate a crown to help a sick child be Queen or Hero for a Day)

Ages 4-6 – Saturday, September 7th at 2:30pm
Ages 7-9 – Saturday, September 7th at 3:30pm
Ages 10-12 – Saturday, September 7th at 4:30pm
Ages 13-16 – Saturday, September 7th at 5:30pm

TN State Fairest of the Fair* – Ages 16-20 – Saturday, September 7th 6:30pm – $200 Cash Prize (The winner of this pageant goes on to compete at the TN State Fair Convention in January 2020)

—16-20 Queen Prize Package includes: $200 CASH, Custom Sash and Crown, $100 Gift Certificate to RSG Prom & Pageant, media press release and photo feature, paid registration fee and paid hotel accommodations for the State Convention Fairest of the Fair / January 2020.

*If you are the current 2019 Queen of your county fair you are not eligible to compete unless you are age 16-20 or have ever competed in State Convention, you are not eligible to compete in the 16-20 age group ONLY. All other TN Girls ages 0-15 are encouraged to compete in their listed pageant regardless of your current or former title.

To register or for more information or FAQs about all upcoming pageants, visit or join our Facebook Page: Tennessee State Fair Pageants.

Questions? Feel free to contact us:

Shan Burklow, Director
or text 615-594-2792*

Beth Chandler, Producer
or text 615-972-8542*

*due to excessive call volume, no phone calls, please.