Come and Get It: Tennessee Valley Fair opens for 93rd year

5:40 PM, Sep 7, 2012   |    comments
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 The Tennessee Valley Fair is one of the biggest end-of-summer events of the year. The 10-day-event offers something for everyone. For complete information visit
*Nightly Fireworks sponsored by Tennessee Lottery

9/7...3pm-Midnight    9/8....10am to Midnight
9/9...Noon-Midnight  9/10 10am to Midnight
9/11...10am to Midnight  9/12...3pm to Midnight
9/13-9/14...3pm to Midnight 9/15...10am to Midnight
9/16..Noon to Midnight

Rides Open
9/7..4pm-Midnight    9/8...11am to Midnight
9/9..1pm to Midnight  9/9...1pm to Midnight
9/10...10am to Midnight  9/11..4pm to Midnight
9/12-9/14...4pm to Midnight 9/15...11am to Midnight
9/16...1pm to Midnight


$9 (Regular)
$6 (Children 6-11)
3-Day Admission $18

Fair Fun Pack (4 Adult Admission and Parking) $30
Family Fun Pack (2 adults/2 child admission) $25

All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands and Ride Strips
September 10-13 $20
September 14 $22
Saturdays & Sundays $25

Discount Days:

September 7
8pm-MC Hammer ( Homer Hamilton Theatre-Reserved Seating $15)
7pm-Tractor/Truck PUll (Action Sports Arena)
7pm-Princess Pageant (Pepsi Community Tent)

September 8
(Tailgating at the Fair-Wear your Tennessee or Georgia State Team Colors and receive $2 off adult admission-Watch the UT Game on the Big Screen int the Jacob Building)

10am-Cheerleading & Dance Competition
10am & Noon-Baby Contest
4pm-TN State Arm Wrestling Championship (Jacob Tent)
4pm-Junior Youth Talent Contest (Pepsi Community Tent)
7pm-Tractor/Truck PUll (Action Sports Arena)
8pm-Fairest of the Fair & Jr. Fairest of the Fair (Homer Hamilton Theatre-Reserved seating $5)

September 9
(Paint the Fair Pink-Wear Pink and receive $2 off Adult Admission-all proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen also Love Kitchen Day. $1 from the sale of each wristband for unlimited rides will go to purchase Food City gift cards for the Love Kitchen)

TN Valley Fair Student Day
Students 12+ receive $2 off adult admission
Students 6-11 receive $1 off child admission

1pm-Bedazzle Your Bra (Kerr Building)
1pm-Caps for the Cure (Kerr Building
3pm-Pink Day Hoe-Down (Bandstand-near Kiddie Land)
5pm-ATV Pull (Action Sports Arena) NEW!!
6pm-Local Artist Spotlight (Homer Hamilton Theatre) FREE
Features acts: Stephen Hunley, Southern Drawl Band & Brad Blackwell

September 10
(Fox 43 Student Day-Students 12th garde and under are free until 6pm)

7pm-Tennessee Slammer Bangers Demolition Derby
7:30pm-Tennessee Mountain Wrestling
8pm-Kip Moore

September 11
Senior Citizens Day, Seniors age 65+ receive FREE admission all day. Presented by Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee

6pm-Praise 96.3 Gospel Night (Pepsi Community Tent)
7pm-Tennessee Slammer Bangers (Action Sports Arena)
8pm-Josh Thompson  (Homer Hamilton Theatre-Reserved seating $5)
FREE admission is offered to all Knox County students participating in the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville's Penny 4 Arts program on Tuesday, September 11.  Email to request a ticket.

September 12
(Tennessee Education Lottery Day-$2.00 off adult admission with any non-winning Tennessee Lottery ticket)

7pm-Tennessee Slammer Bangers Football Free-For-All (Action Sports Arena)
8pm-Easton Corbin (Homer Hamilton Theatre-Reserved seating $10-presented by the Tennessee Lottery)

September 13

7pm-Jasper's Mascot Party (Jacob Building)
7:30pm-Tennessee Mountain Wrestling (Patriot Circle-Call (865) 973-8092 for more information)
8pm-David Nail

September 14
(Knoxville News Sentinel Reader Appreciation Day $2.00 discount on adult admission with coupon from the Knoxville News Sentinel. Coupon available in September 8, 9, 11, 12 & 13 issues.)

6pm-Einstein Simplified (Pepsi Community Tent)
8pm-Spur'n S Rodeo (Action Sports Arena)
8pm-Night Ranger (Homer Hamilton Theatre-Reserved Seating $10)

September 15
(Tailgating at the Fair - Wear Tennessee or Florida team colors and receive $2 off an adult admission & Scout Day - $3 admission for all Girl & Boy Scouts. One adult/chaperon admission price is discounted to $3 with purchase of two Scouts tickets. Scouts will enjoy special activities and have the opportunity to earn a special patch.)

Hair at the Fair-Great Clips will provide haircuts for donations to East Tennessee Children's Hospital

10am-Reel-It-In Casting Competition
10:30am-Lego Extravaganza (Kerr Building)
4:30-6pm-Mayberry Day (Pepsi Community Tent)
7pm-Spur'n S Rodeo (Action Sports Arena)
7pm-Regional Youth Talent Contest (Pepsi Community Tent)
8pm-Con Hunley (Home Hamilton Theatre-Reserved seating $5)

September 16
(Hometown Heroes Day-Current and past military, policeman, deputy sheriffs, firefighters, first responders & current teachers receive $1 admission with proper identification).

2pm-La Fiesta Latina X (Pepsi Community Tent)
3pm-Food City Hot Dog Decorating Contest (Jacob Building-Culinary Arts Stage)
4pm-Legends Wrestling (Patriot Circle)
5pm-Spur'n S Rodeo (Action Sports Arena)
8pm-Sawyer Brown (Homer Hamilton Theatre-Reserved seating $15)


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