- One-day admission to the Tennessee State Fair
- When: Monday–Thursday, September 14–17
- Where: Tennessee State Fairgrounds
- General admission
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- $9 for two one-day passes (up to $16 value)
- $22 for one one-day pass with unlimited rides (up to $28 value)
Tennessee State Fair
Established in 1855, the Tennessee State Fair’s long history includes more than thrilling Midway rides and food on sticks; the festival also features a yearly theme around which events and exhibits center. This year, the fair’s theme is “Red, White, and You!,” an idea embodying everything great about the United States and Tennessee. It’s a celebration as American as an apple pie contest, which is coincidentally also happening this week.
The grounds also showcase a range of entertaining shows, from beauty pageants and pig races to dogs performing gravity-defying tricks to catch frisbees. Plus, the Kenya Safari Acrobats return for the 7th year to show off their incredible agility. Should younger visitors feel inspired to step on stage themselves, they can enter the kids’ ice cream eating contest; a winner’s trophy goes to the kid whose mouth can shovel the most ice cream and whose brain can withstand the worst ice cream headache.