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Proposals Requested To Run Tennessee State Fair

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission put out a request for proposals to operate the State Fair on Wednesday.

The commission is looking for a non-profit organization in the state to take over the century-old tradition for the next five years.

That group will be responsible for planning, operating and managing the annual event.

Supporters of the fairgrounds hope a qualified group will come forward with a proposal.

"I think there's plenty of groups out there that could potentially do that. We see people that put on walk-a-thons, and other things, that have almost as much activity then the state fairs we've had the last few years," said Teri Barer.

Interested groups will have to act quickly to meet deadlines set by the Fair Commission. They must file notice of intent with the commission by November 26.

Interested groups with any questions about the process must submit their inquiries by December 3.

Completed proposals must be turned into the Fair Commission by 2:00 p.m. on December 13th.

The Fair Commission plans to award the contract to the winning organization by mid-January.


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