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Bag Policy

For the safety and security of our fairgoers, the Tennessee Valley Fair is administers the following bag policy, effective September 6-15, 2019. 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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