Tennessee State Fair kicks off weekend of fun

Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 23:49:29-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee State Fair kicks off Friday, and as you'd hoped, it will feature all of your favorite food, games, and activities.

The fair, at the Nashville Fairgrounds, is set for Sept. 6 - Sept. 15, which means folks are in for a full week of fun.

Some of the big events on the schedule are the 4-H Live Butterfly Exhibit, Music City Monster Mayhem, and tours of the livestock barns.

There are also more than a dozen free competitions that range from a bubble blowing competition to a corn hole tournament.

When gates opened Friday evening, people were quickly lining up for the rides and games in the midway.

Despite big changes underway at the Fairgrounds for the new Major League Soccer Stadium, organizers said the fair will be held in the same location and will feature the same events people have enjoyed in past years.

The fair has been a Tennessee tradition for more than 160 years, and organizers said it is important to keep it that way.

"We are focused on making this the best year yet," said Kate Lanslaw, with the Tennessee State Fair. "It is a family-friendly event that always brings in thousands of people."

Lanslaw said the State Fair is in discussions to keep the event at the Fairgrounds Nashville next year, but nothing is set yet.

Visit the fair's website for more information on parking, tickets and events.