Knoxville, Tenn. (December 11, 2023) – The Tennessee Valley Fair brought home several awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions’ annual convention this past month. Around 1,100 fairs and expositions from around the world are a part of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions. The Tennessee Valley Fair falls into Division 2, with fairs and expos who have an attendance of 100,000-250,000. The awards the Tennessee Valley Fair received were:

  • Agricultural Awards: First Place in Agriculture Photo: Livestock
  • Agricultural Awards: First Place in Agriculture Photo: Miscellaneous
  • Agricultural Awards: Second Place in Agriculture Photo: Rodeo
  • Hall of Honor Communications: First Place in Guidebook
  • Hall of Honor Communications: Third Place in Billboard

The Tennessee Valley Fair also received the highly coveted “Best in Division 2 for Agriculture” award which is given to the entry in each division with the highest judged score (Agriculture Photo: Livestock).

The photographers of the winning photographs were Todd Temple of T2 Design from Clinton, TN (Agriculture Photo: Livestock and Agriculture Photo: Miscellaneous) and Michael King (Instagram: @photomikeyking) from Knoxville, TN (Agriculture Photo: Rodeo).

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions annually conducts contests for its members to recognize and reward excellence in the industry. Each entry is judged by fairs and expositions professionals.

The 104th Tennessee Valley Fair takes place September 6th-15th, 2024.

About the Tennessee Valley Fair  The Tennessee Valley Fair is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and one of the state’s largest multi-day events attracting thousands of attendees each year. Known for its innovative exhibits, livestock shows, concert series, action sports, exciting rides and variety of unique foods, the Tennessee Valley Fair offers great entertainment for the entire family. The Tennessee Valley Fair is proud to present nightly fireworks sponsored by the Tennessee Education Lottery. For more information, please visit or call (865) 215-1471.   Contact Abby Villas Marketing Coordinator (865) 215-1473 or (865)215-1471