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Tennessee State Fair 2021

Ice-cream-eating contests, corn hole, karaoke and fun for the whole family is guaranteed


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The Tennessee State Fair is held every year in Nashville in the second week of September, and the weekends surrounding it. The fair has more than 200,000 visitors per year, attracted by over 30 Midway Rides, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Hula Hoop Contests, Cornhole Tournaments, and a Karaoke Showdown. The main theme of the Fair is family entertainment, educational experiences and local pride. The Fair showcases arts and crafts and promotes agriculture providing new exciting experiences. From choosing the State’s best homemade apple pie to the breathtaking rides, the Tennessee State Fair has it all!

Concerts mostly feature country music and bluegrass musicians performing on several stages. In true Nashville style, the fair also invites you to try your best in the nightly Karaoke Showdown. Also, Bluegrass and Fiddlers Jamboree attracts Tennessee’s greatest players. The fairgrounds operate from noon to 10 p.m. Adult general admission fee is $8.

The first Tennessee State Fair was held in 1855 at a location, known today as the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The current incarnation has taken place every year since 1906, except for World War II through the Great Depression.

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How much is the Tennessee State Fair?

General adult admission is $8. Youth: $6, seniors over 55: $6, children 2 and under: free. Anytime Wristbands are available for $20 if purchased in advance.

Where is the fair in Tennessee?

The fair is held at The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, Tennessee.

What time does the TN State Fair close?

Gates open 5 pm-10 pm Mon.-Fri., 10:30 am-10 pm Sat., 12 pm-10 pm Sun.

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