Knoxville, TNThe Tennessee Valley Fair is set to debut a variety of unique new competitions and attractions for East Tennesseans to enjoy, September 5-14.

  • Medal of Honor Photography Competition
    Enter a photograph that represents the core values of the Congressional Medal of Honor: Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Sacrifice, Citizenship and Patriotism.  Youth and adult divisions available.  The Tennessee Valley Fair is honored to offer this competition in conjunction with the Medal of Honor Convention, September 10-13. Registration deadline is August 22.
     
  • Medal of Honor Student Art Competition
    See student art from across East Tennessee representing the core values of the Congressional Medal of Honor: Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Sacrifice, Citizenship and Patriotism.  Works are hand selected and submitted by area teachers. Limited to students grades 6th – 12th attending approved schools.  Categories: Painting, sculpture, print, drawing, ceramic, mixed media and computer graphics. The Tennessee Valley Fair is honored to offer this competition in conjunction with the Medal of Honor Convention, September 10-13.
     
  • Midweek Retreat
    Wednesday, September 10 – 6:30 p.m.
    Midweek Retreat aims to empower East Tennessee youth to engage in their communities through Christ-like service.  This celebration of youth service kicks off with a message from youth speaker Lucas Hurd and a concert by contemporary Christian artist Big Daddy Weave.  Attending youth groups also have the opportunity to showcase their recent service project on Instagram for a chance to win $500 from Chick-Fil-A.  A special group rate $7 per person available now through September 1.  Download official event flyer.
     
  • WDVX Youth Showcase
    Friday, September 12 – 7:00 p.m.
    Featuring outstanding up and coming young musicians hosted by WDVX and Sean McCullough:
    Subtle Clutch – 8:00 p.m.
    Mae Beth Harris – 9:00 p.m.
     
  • Princess Party at the Fair
    Saturday, September 13 – 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    Young ladies are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess and enjoy a magical afternoon with Cinderella, Princess Anna and Princess Elsa.  This Frozen themed event includes: Princess meet and greets, princess parade, sing-a-longs, princess crafts, face painting, giveaways and more.  Event is free with paid fair admission.
  • Mmm Bacon Cooking Competition
    Love bacon?  Enter your best recipe for a chance to win cash prizes.  Registration deadline: August 22.
     
  • Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-Off
    We are looking for East Tennessee’s best chili recipes.  Prizes to be awarded for best of show and viewer’s choice through live interactive judging on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration deadline: August 22.
     
  • Giant Growing Contest
    We are looking for the largest pumpkins, squash, and watermelon in East Tennessee.  Haul it in on a fork lift for a chance to win $200.  Registration deadline: August 22.
     
  • Scarecrow Competition
    New fall-themed arts and crafts competition.  Most creative wins a cash prize. All entries will be donated to the Knoxville Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo event.  Registration deadline is August 22.
     
  • Diaper Cake Competition
    New baby shower inspired arts and crafts competition.  All entries and proceeds benefiting needy families via Helen Ross McNabb.  Categories: Boy, girl or neutral.  Registration deadline is August 22.
     
  • Cake Pop Competition
    Be a part of the cake pop craze.  Show off your best cake pops for a chance to win a blue ribbon.  Registration deadline is August 22.

From cook-offs to crafts, livestock to Legos, photography to fine art, find your creative side at this year’s Tennessee Valley Fair.  Browse our full catalog online.

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 140,000 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 www.tnvalleyfair.org or call (865) 215-1470.

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