Tennessee Valley Fair Returns Sept. 11

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Tennessee Valley Fair Returns Sept. 11

Posted: 09/01/2015
TN Valley Fair Sept. 11-20The Tennessee Valley Fair returns Sept. 11-20 to Chilhowee Park, 3301 East Magnolia Avenue. From culinary arts to crafts, livestock shows to action sports, headline concerts and special events, there are thousands of ways to enjoy a little Homegrown Happiness at this year’s Tennessee Valley Fair!

Here are a few new and notable events:

Fair Food Fest - Wednesday, September 16
Love fair food? Stop by and enjoy discounted fair food in smaller portions from select food vendors from 3:00-11:00 p.m. Here’s your chance to try a wide variety of deep fried goodness. Bring a friend and come hungry!

Power T Lego Exhibit - September 11-20 - Jacob Building
Project: To create an artistic rendition of the largest Lego build in the state of Tennessee with the letter “T” sitting on a rocky base in celebration of the East Tennessee community, volunteer spirit and big orange passion. 
Living Building Phase: September 11-17 - 4:00-6:00 p.m. daily 
Exhibit Phase: September 18-20


Cookies & Canvas - September 11-20 – Kerr Building
Come party artsy! Bring the whole family and paint a masterpiece. No talent or experience necessary. Knowledgeable instructors will guide you through step by step directions. Activity is available during Kerr Building hours and is free with paid fair admission.

Farmer Charlie Meet & Greet - Sunday, September 20 – Jacob Building
Tennessee Farm Bureau is pleased to present Farmer Charlie for a meet and greet from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Event is free with paid fair admission.

Farmer Phil Show - September 11-20 – Kiddie Land
The Farmer Phil show is a one of a kind live stage show experience. Impressing audiences with his skillful juggling, yoyo and magic routines, Phil keeps the laughs coming with hilarious jokes and sight gags. More importantly, crowds leave with a new understanding and appreciation for agriculture. Daily show times.

10 Days of Giveaways - September 11-20 – Jacob Building
Fairgoers are invited to register to win great prize packages including: a free vacation from Bluegreen, $100 in free tickets from the Tennessee Lottery, a Trace Adkins VIP Meet and Greet Package and much more. A new giveaway will be featured daily, September 11-20.

Quilt for a Cause – Live Quilting Event - Sunday, September 20 – Kerr Building
Bring your sewing machine, equipment and creativity to quilt a 36”x36” top for a lap quilt. Lap quilts will be donated to patients and residents at Kindred North Haven Healthcare. 100% cotton fabric will be provided. Preregistration is required: 865-382-2221.

Sassy Stitches Craft Competition
Do you have a sense of humor and love to cross stitch? Create a funny saying and cross stitch the design. The design must be framed, displayed in the hoop, or may be made into a pillow. Registration deadline: August 28.

Crazy Cakes & Baby Bouquets
Baby shower themed craft competition for a great cause. All proceeds and supplies will be donated to Helen Ross McNabb to assist needy East Tennessee families. 

Cut It Out Craft Competition
Silhouette cameo and cricut craft competition. Get crafty with decals, iron-ons and other personalized crafts. Categories include: glass etching, wall art, paper designs and clothing.

Concerts include:

• Friday, September 11 - Vanilla Ice, Reserved Seat = $10.00
• Saturday, September 12 - Chris Lane, Reserved Seat = $5.00
• Sunday, September 13 - The Fairview Union, FREE with paid fair admission
• Monday, September 14 - Big Daddy Weave, Reserved Seat = $5.00
• Tuesday, September 15 - Dustin Lynch, Reserved Seat = $12.00
• Wednesday, September 16 - REO Speedwagon, Reserved Seat = $10.00 / $30.00
• Thursday, September 17 - Trace Adkins, Reserved Seat = $25.00
• Friday, September 18 - Warrant, Reserved Seat = $10.00
• Saturday, September 19 - JT Hodges, Reserved Seat = $5.00
• Sunday, September 20 - Lonestar, Reserved Seat = $15.00

Hours:

• Friday, September 11 - Gates open 3:00 pm-midnight, Rides open at 4 pm
• Saturday, September 12 - Gates open 10:00 am-midnight, Rides open at 10 am
• Sunday, September 13 - Gates open 12:00 pm-11:00 pm, Rides open at 1 pm
• Monday, September 14 - Gates open 10:00 am-11:00 pm, Rides open at 10 am
• Tuesday, September 15 - Gates open 10:00 am-11:00 pm, Rides open at 4 pm
• Wednesday, September 16 - Gates open 3:00 pm-11:00 pm, Rides open at 4 pm
• Thursday, September 17 - Gates open 3:00 pm-11:00 pm, Rides open at 4 pm
• Friday, September 18 - Gates open 3:00 pm-midnight, Rides open at 4 pm
• Saturday, September 19 - Gates open 10:00 am-midnight, Rides open at 11 am
• Sunday, September 20 - Gates open 12:00 pm-midnight, Rides open at 1 pm

More info:

To see a full list of attractions and activities, visit www.tnvalleyfair.org.