Pick the Tennessee State Fair

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Pick the Tennessee State Fair

Even the greatest traditions need a little change now and then. Visitors to the Tennessee State Fair can expect an event with a bigger emphasis on agriculture, a brighter, more modern twist – and a new logo, to boot.

This year’s celebration – themed “Red, White and You” – will feature the culture of the state of Tennessee that includes agriculture and youth along with heritage and future. The traditional competitions will be held with the rides and events that the Tennessee State Fair upholds.

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A new dairy and poultry show competition called Champion of Champions will showcase winning animals from poultry or dairy shows at local county fairs.

Bluegrass music has long been a popular stage and this year the Tennessee State fair is focusing on agriculture, horticulture, creative and performing arts, natural resources, and recreation that will be promoted through the Tennessee State Fair Association.

The Tennessee State Fair runs Sept. 11-20, 2015 at the state fairgrounds in Nashville. For more details and a full list of events, visit http://tnstatefair.org.


  1. Katy Adams

    August 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Looking forward to all the great exhibits!

  2. Rebecca

    August 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Eating fried twinkies and entering the Contests.

  3. Sherry Lawson

    August 1, 2012 at 10:29 am

    State Fair, Family, cool Tennessee night, smell of foods, and the distant sounds of farm animals….what can be better than that?

  4. Katie Brake

    August 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I love being able to take my family to fairs around the state now that our kids are getting bigger and would love these tickets.

  5. Allison

    August 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I love seeing the animals!

  6. Gretchen Jay

    August 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I am still not sre I’m entered. It was not easy to navigate

  7. Jackie Watson

    August 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I would love to hear some bluegrass music!


    August 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm


  9. Judi Williams

    August 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Sounds exciting and fun! Hope to get to go!

  10. Meredith & Kenneth Gilliam

    August 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Take me to the barns, it’s all about the animals and the farms.

  11. Sheila Smith

    August 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I went to the fair in 1974 on a school 4-H trip. I loved it. Would love to visit again.

  12. Linda Pearce

    August 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Looking forward to it

  13. Freda Satterfield

    August 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Be a nice trip for a weekend and enjoy the fair at the same time!!

  14. Edith Johnson

    August 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Going to see exhibits in the Women’s Building.

  15. Ken

    August 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Looking forward to this event

  16. Roy Heady

    August 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm


  17. Jean McGill

    August 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I would really like to go this year and take my grandson, I know we will have a blast!

  18. Sharon Brown

    August 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Looking forward to the sights and smells of the Fair. Nothing tastes as good as food fro the Fair.

  19. Rachel

    August 2, 2012 at 12:16 am

    would love to win tickets to the fair, have not been in years

  20. Joy Shell

    August 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

    To be able to take my family and get to see first hand the Green Collar Exhibition alone would be priceless. Saving the planet for our future generation should be on everyone’s mind these days. The Champion of Champions competition would be a added bonus. Yes indeed I would love to win these tickets. It would be a first for my family to visit the Tennessee State Fair.

  21. Roxanne

    August 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Would love to win tickets to the state fair. Never been to the Tennessee State Fair!

  22. Laura Meents

    August 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I would love to go to the state Fair and take my granddaughters. I grew up going to fairs!!

  23. Linda E.

    August 3, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I have never been to the Staate Fair, would love to win the ticket’s!!

  24. Elaine Hollingsworth

    August 3, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Have never been to the State Fair. I would love to go. Hope I win a pack of tickets.

  25. Roy

    August 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Glad to see efforts to revive and regenerate interest in the State Fair.

  26. h louise

    August 3, 2012 at 10:14 am

    surely would love to win…fyi, for some of us (me) i was confused about entry process.

  27. Rhonda Grisham

    August 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I haven’t been to the state fair in years, would love to go this year.

  28. Tandy B

    August 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I’m ready for the candy apples!

  29. alice phillips

    August 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I have never been to a state fair. Would love to have the experience. My 14 yr old grandson would love seeing the animals and i would love the food.

  30. Celena M

    August 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    It all sounds like fun!

  31. Carolyn Barnett

    August 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I look forward to the fresh food and looking at all the goodies.

  32. Jennifer

    August 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I cant wait for this!!!

  33. Michelle

    August 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    My kids love seeing the animals, and my husband and I love the food 🙂

  34. Danielle

    August 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I just moved to Tennessee and am looking forward to learning more about the state and area at the fair!

  35. Mary a lee

    August 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Cant wait til the fair,im ready for a big turkey leg!!

  36. Jenny

    August 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Looking forward to the Fair once again!

  37. Jeremy

    August 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Never been to the fair so free tickets would be a great way to motivate me to go 🙂

  38. Brittany Haymes

    August 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I cant wait to go to the fair I have been going every year for my birthday since I was a little kid.I love the fair in Nashville.

  39. Angela Ashcraft

    August 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Looks like fun!

  40. Amanda Campbell

    August 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I can’t wait to smell the cotton candy and see all the fair entries and exhibits:) It would be nice to take all my family this year!

  41. Becca

    August 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I love the rides, reminds me of a theme park!

  42. Karsonya jones

    August 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I love seeing the animals and the arts and craft show !

  43. Dawn

    August 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    We went to the fair last year and it was awesome! I can’t wait to go again!!

  44. Jessica B

    August 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I an looking forward to the games to play with my kids at the fair.

  45. Michele Watts

    August 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Lookong forward to seeing all the agriculture there! I love this fair an all the different things to look at there.

  46. Kristen sutton

    August 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    We are looking forward to the rides!!

  47. suzette

    August 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Love the demo derby

  48. Aimee

    August 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    At fairs it’s all about the animals! I love the produce exhibits too!

  49. W Allen

    August 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Fairs for me are all about checking out the blue ribbon exhibits.

  50. Laura Wells

    August 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I have never been and would love to be able to go!

  51. Maureen

    August 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I love the agricultural and horticultural exhibits! The atmosphere of the fair too, is what makes it fun.

  52. Stephanie horton

    August 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Lookn foward to the food an rides

  53. Christen Jackson

    August 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    We just moved here a few months back from California and I can’t wait to see all of the exhibits and check out the rides.

  54. Ginger Moore

    August 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    We have never been able to take our famIlly to the fair. We would love to go!

  55. Tonnie Webb

    August 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    We have never been to the Tenn. State Fair but I always love seeing all the animals at other fairs.

  56. molly

    August 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Roast Beef Sundaes!

  57. Helen Tucker

    August 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I really enjoy going every year only working part time this year so i dont know if i will be able to take my 3kids and 2 grandbabies this year or not. But im hoping something will come along so we all can go.

  58. Tena R

    August 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the interesting exhibits!

  59. Heather

    August 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Love the TN State Fair.!!!! All the food and fun with friends.

  60. Anita Speck

    August 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Can’t wait to enter the photography contest,come to the mule pulling.

  61. AJ

    August 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    This would be a great weekend trip for me and my family!

  62. Lewis

    August 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    THE FAIR has been thee Summer thing to do forever. This year I plan to introduce my grandchildren to this annual pleasure for all the senses.

  63. Patricia

    August 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Tennessee sounds like a greatplace to visit.

  64. Jane Fletchall

    August 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    What’s not to like about a fair?

  65. Mark

    August 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Corn on the cob. My favorite.

  66. Betty

    August 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I enjoy seeing the arts and crafts, the food, and 4-H projects.

  67. Jennifer

    August 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Can’t wait to take my baby to the fair for the first time!

  68. Jennifer T

    August 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Can’t wait for the music!

  69. Sharon

    August 9, 2012 at 10:46 am

    All the 4H animals and the home made products.

  70. christen

    August 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    The rides are fun, the food is good.Funnel cakes,chicken on a stick, and candy apples.I like playing the side games as well State fair is the funnest thing since Opryland closed.

  71. tammy

    August 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I love the rides and the food. The live music kd always a plus too.

  72. Eddie Newman

    August 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    The midway is the best. Have many great memories of fun with the kids

  73. K.Daniel

    August 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I look forward to seeing the animals and looking at the exhibits.

  74. Lindsay

    August 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I love seeing the looks on my kids faces at the fair and love spending time with the family. Like checking out all the livestock too.

  75. Dawn Meador

    August 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Looking forward to the dairy and poultry show!

  76. Frankie Wilson

    August 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I can’t wait to see all of the home made items. I also enjoy the great food that is served at the fair. This is a family trip that we all enjoy doing together

  77. Tammy Phelps

    August 15, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I have never been to the fair. We just moved her about a year and a half ago. It would be nice to see the festivities.

  78. Linda Minton

    August 15, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Would look forward to going, I’ve never been before.

  79. Donna Thompson

    August 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    It makes the fall something to anticiapate! Never been to the state fair coming from one of the best county fairs ever! Lincoln County Fair! Hope we can get there!

  80. Shirley

    August 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Would absolutely love to win tickets haven’t been since oldest grandson was 3 took him to see Neal McCoy we had a blast he is now 18 wow where did the years go, I’m sure everything is totally different now. Always loved the FUNNEL CAKES and COTTON CANDY.Hope we get to go

  81. Tanya O'Bryant

    August 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Love the exhibits and the food!

  82. lauri

    August 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Seeing my daughter’s face with all the lights and rides for her first time!

  83. Reba Grissom

    August 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    We really enjoy bluegrass music, especially the banjo.

  84. Tori

    August 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Looking forward to the quilts and photography!

  85. Gay

    August 16, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I’m looking forward to the animal exhibits and the great music!

  86. Krystal Flowers

    August 16, 2012 at 8:27 am

    So looking forward to the Fair. All of us will be 1st-timers!

  87. Brett Williams

    August 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Looking forward to the fair, first time visiting here in TN.

  88. Kami

    August 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Planning in taking our kids for their first time!

  89. Charles Parker

    August 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I like seeing the animals!

  90. Nolan Works

    August 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Sitting on the stairs to the Jacobs Bldg eating a caramel apple with nuts.

  91. Leslie Works

    August 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Entering the Culinary contests

  92. Doug Bullard

    August 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    All The fried goodies and spending time with my two grandaughters

  93. DruAnne Martin-Nutzell

    August 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Want to see the livestock exhibits!

  94. Al

    August 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    We like to see the animals, watch some shows or competitions and have to get some cotton candy. The fair always brings back good memories from fair days of the past, makes you feel young again.

  95. Bonnie J. Foust

    August 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the Fair & all exhibits & entertainment
    & stopping by the zoo while we are at TV&I Fair.

  96. Roy Lewis

    August 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Looking forward to the exhibits and some of the rides.

  97. Farrah

    August 17, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Fair food!

  98. Matt

    August 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Sharing the rides and great food with my family.

  99. Martha

    August 17, 2012 at 8:52 am

    My family and I love the Tennessee State Fair….and the bluegrass music is awesome!!

  100. Lisa

    August 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

    One of the best American traditions.

  101. Linda Clark

    August 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I hope to enjoy taking the grandkids and enjoying ALL of it!

  102. Robin S.

    August 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I look forward to the exhibits and the animals. The food’s a special treat as well.

  103. Joyce

    August 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Just the thought of all the smells, sights and sounds have me excited for this years Fair andexibits. yee haww ,Can’t wait to take the grandbabbies.

  104. Corry

    August 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Can’t wait for this year’s fair!

  105. Billy Jones

    August 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    The thought of the state fair brings back happy times of being young. I still am young at heart! I still remember the smells, the atmosphere and the excitment of just fun times. I would love to live the moment again!

  106. Donna

    August 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Look forward to all the exhibits, and of course all the great food served up southern style on the midway!

  107. Debbie

    August 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I gotta win those tickets, so I can take my granddaughter Addison to the fair!

  108. Ray Benge

    August 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Haven’t been to a State Fair in years. Looking forward to going.

  109. R Lax

    August 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

    We love the fair, the exhibits, food and rides! Can hardly wait!

  110. tammiemcamis

    August 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

    We havent been to the fair in many years. we would love to win tickets . a trip to the fair is good family time.

  111. Rachel

    August 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Hope my fmaily wins! So we all can have a great weekend and enjoy the rides and contests. Cant wait for a big fair finally! Good Luck!

  112. Rachel

    August 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Looking forward to everything!

  113. Rachel

    August 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Havent been to a fair like this in a while. Ill be happy for whoever wins but my family would love to win! this is also a great time for family time and just fun best wishes!

  114. Roy

    August 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Looking forward to just getting out and enjoying all the people and scenes.

  115. brenda goss

    August 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    The lights, rides, and games. Exciting!!!

  116. jamie mcnew

    August 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I’ve been once, but my children have yet to get to go. Hopefully they will get to go this year.

  117. Cheryl

    August 19, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I love the fair!

  118. Carol Webster

    August 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

    It’s been years since I went to the state fair – maybe it’s time to take the grandkids!

  119. Leigh Ann Gragg

    August 19, 2012 at 9:01 am

    We have never been to the state fair so I am looking forward to a new family adventure.

  120. Rhonds Sands

    August 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I have a younger brother that’s lives in Springfield and would love to come and go to the fair with him and his family. And my grandchildren and husband would also enjoy it.

  121. Ray G

    August 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Be our first TN Fair Cant wait

  122. Ana C.

    August 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Fried dough, got to have it!

  123. sara

    August 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I love the animals!

  124. BevLuck

    August 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I look forward to all the fair food!

  125. Jessica Myers

    August 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I look forward to checking out the farmers entries and some of the fair food!

  126. Jacqueline

    August 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Very excited about the new equine events. Especially the Barrel horse show and the 4-H youth show. Can’t wait the see the new arena. This will bring in a lot more people. I know for me I have not been to the state fair in over 20yrs.

  127. John Reeser

    August 22, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Fair time reminds me of my childhood.

  128. Amber Jett

    August 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Looking forward to the fair this year and free tickets would make it even better! Great way to make fun memories with your kids!

  129. Dana Lynch

    August 22, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I haven’t been to a fair in many years. My kids are big enough to enjoy it now so would love to start a new tradition

  130. Jamie Cyphers

    August 22, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I look forward to seeing my kids face light up as they hit every ride at the fair!

  131. Kayla Coleman

    August 22, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I am looking forward to taking my kids to the fair for the first time. My son just turned 4 and my daughter just turned 3. I love all the rides and I am sure they will love the kiddie rides 🙂

  132. Amy Wallace

    August 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

    The food, games, and rides! Yup, that about covers it!

  133. crystal tucker

    August 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I love the state fair!! me and my 3yr old daughter went the 2nd nite and to see the fun she had it melted my heart. i love to talke her again but dont have the money. it would alsome to win these tickets considering i never won anything in my life,

  134. Pam McCann

    August 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I have been to the state fair once in my life , would love to take my grandbabies 6 and 4 yr. old The best fair around mostly the roller coasre !

  135. Lisa Card

    August 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I have never been to this fair. Looking forward to going this year!

  136. Amanda

    August 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I look forward to the rides for my daughter. It will be her first time at a fair! 🙂

  137. Taunya

    August 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Never been to the state fair would love to go!!

  138. Kelly Bennett

    August 23, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I can’T wait to see my 3 girls have a little fun. We just moved from Ohio to Murfreesboro TN July 1st so my poor girls have had a pretty yuckie summer

  139. Linda

    August 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve never been to the fair. Looking forward to any and all.

  140. Jerry

    August 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Never been to state fair. Would like to attend this year.

  141. lorie

    August 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    thank you for the chance to enter and maybe win ..

  142. lorie

    August 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Smile and thank you

  143. Eddie Richards

    August 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    At The TN State Fair My son and I favorite ride is the Tilt A World. The bigger mouse roller coaster ride comes in a close 2nd place. I like seeing the animals and he likes the petting zoo too. Fun time and if you go early you don’t have to stand in line very long.

  144. Lili LaMont

    August 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    My favorite part of the fair is the rides they are always so much fun!!!!

  145. Nicole Roseman

    August 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I am looking forward to fun and ridesd and good food with my family druing my vacation that week too!

  146. Nd

    August 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Eating an elephant ear or funnel cake

  147. Jennifer Estes

    August 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I want to see my 3 year old enjoy the fair!

  148. Rachel

    August 31, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    yeah, I won some tickets
    this is going to be so exciting

  149. Teresa Gosnell

    September 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Would love to win the tickets just to get away from stress with my family, walk around, and maybe see some old friends. Ride the rides as if I were a kid again.

  150. Jeremy Justice

    September 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Can’t afford to take the family this year, so would love to win the tickets.

  151. Sheilah

    August 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Please let me win these tickets for my 2 boys and me!!

    • Jessy Yancey

      August 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Hi Sheilah,

      I’m sorry, but our giveaway has ended. We have added a note to make that more clear.

      Jessy Yancey
      Tennessee Home & Farm

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