Since 1869, Operated and managed by a volunteer board, the Fair invites you to share in the excitement of this year’s ten day extravaganza beginning Friday, September 8 and continuing through Sunday, September 17. The Tennessee State Fair is an annual event that highlights what makes America and Tennessee great. Across the country, State Fairs are more than just a good time. They are hands- on exhibits of how we live our lives. The fair features arts and crafts, explores agriculture and allows attendants to have new and exciting experiences. From honoring the State’s best homemade two-crust apple pie to the thrilling rides, the Tennessee State Fair has something for everyone to enjoy.