“Knoxville simply must have a Fair!” From
these words - more or less - the Tennessee Valley Fair was born. In our humble
beginnings over 100 years ago, the Fair scene was quite different – attire,
technology, transportation, entertainment. At the same time, the Fair scene was
quite familiar to today – agriculture, rides, food, fun, and making memories.
That’s the magic of the Fair: it’s a place that is new yet familiar. A place
where you make memories and reminisce all at once.
Over 100 years ago, Knoxvillians dreamed of
having a Fair spectacular showing off our East Tennessee heritage and talents.
To this day, the Tennessee Valley Fair has kept that dream alive. Thousands of
people have their hands in making a wonderful event happen while thousands of fairgoers set their sights on enjoying a September day.
Thank you for joining us in celebrating East Tennessee's heritage with us. We look
forward to celebrating another 100 years!