Most applications due August 24


The Tennessee Valley Fair is now accepting entries for all competitions and contests. With over 3,200 contests and competitions, there truly is a competition for everyone! Apply to any competition to show off your unique skill to our East Tennessee community. Competitions being offered include horticulture, livestock, arts, photography, and so much more. Top winners will receive awards and cash prizes.
There are several new competitions being offered for 2018 –



  • Barn Quilts – A barn quilt is a basic quilt pattern painted on a piece of wood, large and bright enough to be seen from a distance. They are often inspired by fabric quilt patterns and are generally one block of the pattern.
  • Graphic Design – The Tennessee Valley Fair will be celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2019! Help us celebrate by creating a poster that captures the fun, excitement, and traditions of our Fair! Winning designs have the chance to be used for future promotions for the Tennessee Valley Fair.
  • Miss Senior – A pageant for the age of elegance, the Tennessee Valley Fair Miss Senior winner will advance to the Tennessee Senior America Pageant.
  • Plein Air – From the French phrase meaning “painting in the open air”, En Plein Aire at the Tennessee Valley Fair welcomes novice and expert painters. Join us with your paints and easels to start a new tradition.



Register and browse today at Need help or have questions? Call today at 865-215-1480 or email – Monday through Friday 9AM to 4PM.

The 98th annual Tennessee Valley Fair will run September 7th-16th, 2018.