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What's New at the Tennessee Valley Fair?


KNOXVILLE, TENN. (August 18, 2021) – There's less than a month until the start of the 101st Tennessee Valley Fair! After 2020, fairgoers around East Tennessee are excited to take part in what the Fair has to offer. The staples are back: food, rides, competitions, but there are some new additions for fairgoers to enjoy!

New additions to the Fair include:

Butterfly Experience - A once in a lifetime chance to walk amongst hundreds of butterflies! You'll even get the chance to feed them!

Pet Show - Get ready to watch your furry friends put their best paw forward! Cats and Dogs will be competing in age division categories as well as Best Cat Carrier, Best Dog Tricks, Favorite Cat Costume, and Favorite Dog Costume!

Smoky Mountain Axe Throwing - Try your hand at axe throwing with Smoky Mountain Axe House. Ages 2+ will throw for only $8 per person! If you think you've got what it takes to be a champion, join us for the Axe Throwdown on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 5pm. Winners will receive CASH prizes!

Sweet Goodness Donut Challenge - Local Donut shops are invited to compete for bragging rights to be the 2021 Tennessee Valley Fair's Best Donut Shop. There will be a discriminating panel of testers for the coveted Policeman's Choice Award.

Blacksmith Demonstrations - Watch as local blacksmiths forge horseshoes, and more!

For more information on times, dates, prices, and more, visit The Tennessee Valley Fair will be September 10-19, 2021 at historic Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center.

About the Tennessee Valley Fair

The Tennessee Valley Fair is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and one of the state’s largest multi-day events attracting thousands of attendees each year. Known for its innovative exhibits, livestock shows, concert series, action sports, exciting rides and variety of unique foods, the Tennessee Valley Fair offers great entertainment for the entire family. The Tennessee Valley Fair is proud to present nightly fireworks sponsored by the Tennessee Education Lottery. For more information, please visit or call (865) 215-1471.


Abbington Suchomski

Marketing Coordinator

(865) 215-1473 or (865)215-1471


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