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Celebrating 100 Years

“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 over 135,000 fairgoers set their sights on enjoying a September day.

Welcome to the 100th Tennessee Valley Fair. This wouldn’t be possible without YOU. We look forward to a wonderful year and look forward to celebrating another 100 years.

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