The State Fair is an annual exhibition of what makes America and Tennessee great. From coast to coast and somewhat closer to home from the Mississippi River to the Great Smokey Mountains the Fair is in many ways a live hands-on exhibit of how we live our lives.
It shows how we grow our food, teaches the value of arts and crafts, allows a child’s hand to pet a floppy ear cow, and honors the state’s best homemade two crust apple pie. And, if that wasn’t enough, the Fair provides exhilarating heartbeats for all ages thrilled by the rides of a million dollar midway.
The Tennessee State Fair Association was formed to promote the education of agriculture, horticulture, the creative arts, performing arts, industry, commerce, recreation, economic development, natural resources, and related areas to the public, through the planning, promotion, conduct, and operation of an annual Tennessee State Fair.