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Virtual Competitions

Keep the fair spirit alive by entering into one of our virtual competitions!

Cookie Decorating Contest

Put your culinary arts skills to the test virtually by decorating cookies featuring your favorite fair activity. The best part--you get to enjoy them once you're done! Yum!

Congrats to the winners!

Youth-Ages 8 and under
Lacy Mattson

Youth-Ages 9-12
Hobie Mattson

Youth-Ages 13-17
1st-Ibis Mattson
2nd-Coral Mattson

DIY Tractor Pull Contest

The Tractor Pull is one of the biggest and most exciting events at the fair every year. Since we can't celebrate together this year, now's your chance to bring your version of the tractor pull to us! Use whatever you can find--big wheels, tricycles, desk chairs, wagons, etc. The more unique, the better. Anyone and everyone can enter. To enter, tag us in your videos on Facebook or email them to us at by October 2, 2020.

Jasper Art Contest

Everyone loves our fair mascot, Jasper the Rooster! Now's the chance to show us your skills and use your imagination on Jasper.

Congrats to all of the winners!

Youth-8 and Under
1st-Yair Castillo
2nd-Lacy Mattson

Youth-Ages 9-12
1st-Landon Dial
2nd-Ehlii Castillo
3rd-Kelyn Alvarado

Youth-Ages 13-17
1st-Coral Mattson
2nd-Pruett Maddux

Adult Ages 18+
1st-Tia Merriman


The Lego Competition is going virtual this year! Show off your master building skills for our Creative Free Build competition! Entry fee is $5 per entry.

Congrats to all of the winners!

Class 72-Ages 8 and under
1st-Hendry Christie - Old Timey Car
2nd-Amelia Allen - Cozy Cottage
3rd-Renny Ruiz-Big Treehouse

Class 73-Ages 9-12
1st-Ehlii Castillo- Desk of Founding Father
2nd- Isaiah Burnette- Robotic Glove
3rd-Toby Kerley-Desert Oasis

Class 74-Ages 13-16
1st-Ian Castillo-Eruption of Lego

Class 75-Ages 17+
1st-Daniel Castillo-Castillo Castle

Master Builder Award: Isaiah Burnette-Robotic Glove

Photography Contest

What has 2020 looked like for you?

This year has looked a little different for everyone. Some spent more time with family, and some practiced their creative hobbies more. We want to see all of the beautiful photos you've captured while in quarantine. Whether in your home or exploring somewhere new in nature, the possibilities are endless!

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!

Youth-Ages 8 and under
1st-Hannah Herchenrider
2nd-Yair Castillo

Youth-Ages 9-12
1st-Abby Herchenrider
2nd-Jasin McMahon
3rd-Hobie Mattson

Youth-Ages 13-17
1st-Ian Castillo
2nd-William Dishmon
3rd-Phoenix Archer

Adult-Ages 18+ Amateur
1st-Shawn Shunk
2nd-Jenny Herchenrider
3rd-Tina Wilson

Adult-Ages 18+ Professional
1st-Robin McMahon
2nd-Mishonda Monday
3rd-Heidi Mattson

Student Art Competition

2019 Student Art Best of Show Winner 
***Note: Entries done by Teacher Submission Only. Individual students should not make application for entry to the Fair.***

Special thanks to Jerry’s Art-A-Rama and Rotary Club of Knoxville.

Limited to students, grades 6th – 12th, attending public, private or home schools in the counties served by the Tennessee Valley Fair (2020-2021 school year). Selections for entry will be made in the schools. Final selections for the Exhibition Awards are made by a competent jury.

Registration ends November 1st.

All entries will be eligible for this award for which the artist will receive a Post-High School Education Scholarship (given after the student is enrolled in college). The artwork becomes a permanent part of the Jerry’s Artarama Rechenbach Collection.

Students can compete for best Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing, Photography, Digital Photography, Ceramic, Mixed Media, and Computer Graphics.

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