Facility Description

Park Director

Greg Mackay
(865) 215-1454

3301 Magnolia Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914

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FACILITIES: Jacob Building | Livestock Pavilion | Tractor Pull Arena | Amphitheater | Theatre by the Lake

From a single building to the entire complex, Chilhowee Park is available for rental. With more than 80 acres of park-like setting, large paved parking lots, and a full-time staff, Chilhowee Park is a complete, year-round exposition center.


CateringBeverage and food service in the Jacob Building is provided by Spectra Food Services & Hospitality. For more information please contact Manager Tami Prescott at 865-546-2962

Outside Concessions are managed by Chilhowee Park. For more information please call 865-215-1450.
Click here to download Outside Concessions Application [PDF]


Jacob BuildingThe Jacob Building is a newly renovated, two-story exhibition hall.

It measures 100 ft. x 400 ft. with 36,600 sq. ft. of floor space on the main level and 20,500 sq. ft. on the balcony.

The building has five overhead load-in doors, upgraded lighting, electric and HVAC.

Inside are four restrooms plus two family restrooms.

Inside Jacob BuildingThere is a concession area. Spectra Food Service manages the concession area and provides catering services for events in the Jacob Building. 

Ticket windows are located on either side of the main entrance.

View Lower Level Layout [PDF]
View Upper Level Layout [PDF]


Chilhowee Park also has 70,000 sq. ft. of covered, open-air barns and pavilions suitable for agricultural events.

Livestock PavilionNB - North Barn
23,000 sq. ft.
View North Barn Layout [PDF]

SB - South Barn
31,500 sq. ft.
View South Barn Layout [PDF]

A - Arena/Pavilion
10,650 sq. ft.
Seating capacity 1,000
View Arena/Pavilion Layout [PDF]

M - Multi-Purpose Building
7,300 sq. ft.
View Multi-Purpose Building Layout [PDF]


Tractor Pull ArenaThe Tractor Pull area contains 14 acres suitable for action sports entertainment.

Perfect for a tractor pull, demolition derby, rodeo, monster trucks and more!

It has a seating capacity of 3,000.


AmphitheaterThe Chilhowee Park Homer-Hamilton Amphitheater is an open air theater with a seating capacity of 4,500.

Inside the facility are dressing rooms and restrooms.

Three double ticket windows are located at the front entrance.

A large concession area is located adjacent to the stage.


Theater by the LakeThe Theatre by the Lake is an open-air amphitheater-style venue offering over 2,000 square feet of stage space.  

The tiered seating provides enough room to seat 350 people comfortably.

With its ample space, intimate atmosphere, amphitheater-style seating, electrical amenities and gorgeous location, the Theatre by the Lake provides a wonderful setting for a variety of events.

View from the sky