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Know Before You Go

Thank you for joining us for the 101st Tennessee Valley Fair! In an effort to have a fun and safe experience, the below regulations have been put in place.

When planning on coming to the Fair, please ensure you allow enough time for parking and to enter through the gates. You may experience longer lines due to our regulations.

Covid-19 Health and Safety

  • We strongly urge you to wear a mask regardless of being vaccinated or unvaccinated.
  • Masks are highly encouraged especially in crowded settings on the fairgrounds.
  • Masks are mandatory in indoor situations such as the Jacob Building and Kerr Building regardless of vaccination status.
  • Social distance when you can and wear a mask when you can’t.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be set-up across the fairgrounds.
  • Stay home if you do not feel well or if you’ve been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Please respect others and have a great time!

Clear Bag Policy

For the safety and security of our fairgoers, the Tennessee Valley Fair is administers the following bag policy, effective September 10-19, 2021. Fairgoers should note that:

  • All bags will be checked by security upon entry, regardless of shape, size or necessity.
  • All attendees are subject to screening via metal detectors. Screenings will be conducted by Tennessee Valley Fair Security Officials upon entry. (This change is a state requirement per Tennessee Public Chapter 467, which took effect July 1, 2017.)
  • Permitted bags include:
    - Clear bags of any size/shape
    - Small clutches/purses, no larger than 4.5 inches by 6 inches
    - Diaper bags when accompanied by a minor child
    - Medically necessary bags

All approved bags are subject to search and may be tagged to indicate they have been approved by KPD.


  • Backpacks
  • Printed pattern plastic bag
  • Cross-body bag
  • Fanny pack
  • Purses
  • Coolers
  • Reusable grocery totes
  • Mesh bags / Cinch bags
  • Duffel bags
  • Large tote bags
  • Beverage containers
  • Camera cases
  • Brief cases
  • Any bags deemed unsafe by the Knoxville Police Department

If you have questions about this policy, please contact the fair office at: 865-215-1471 or

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