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Tennessee Valley Fair: September 7-16, 2012

KNOXVILLE – Nearly 140,000 people from every county in East Tennessee will attend the Tennessee Valley Fair between September 7-16.

Thrilling rides, tasty corn dogs, the aroma of onions frying, funnel cakes, concerts, over 3,000 contests, agricultural exhibits, and much more fill 11 days at the Fair.

New Attractions / Entertainment:

Local Artist Spotlight – Homer Hamilton Theatre
Sunday, September 9 – 6 PM
Experience some of East Tennessee's best up & coming artists at this free concert. Don't Miss: Brad Blackwell, Stephen Hunley and Southern Drawl Band. Sponsored by: WUTK 90.3 FM, 106.1 FM The River.

Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv – Pepsi Community Tent
Friday, September 14 – 6 PM
Einstein Simplified has been entertaining Knoxville and surrounding areas since 1994. Don't miss this free family friendly night of laughs.Sponsored by Fox 43.

Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show – Adventure Path
September 7-16
Truly a giant in family entertainment, this action-packed lumberjack show features log rolling, log rolling dogs, chopping, sawing, axe throwing, dragster chainsaw, tree climbing and much more! Multiple daily showtimes. Sponsored by: WATE TV 6

ATV Pull – Action Sports Arena
Sunday, September 9 – 6 PM
Featuring ATVs, UTVs & Kiddie Pull. Weigh in begins at 4 PM, Pull starts at 6 PM! Sign-up to compete by calling Larry Best (865) 243-9786.

Football Free-For-All! – Action Sports Arena
Wednesday, September 12 – 7 PM Experience the thrill of football in a whole new way – derby style! Watch as "Tennessee" & "Florida" battle it out in our Action Sports arena. This family-friendly event is a fun way to get pumped for the upcoming SEC matchup on Sept 15. Wear your team colors and come out to support your team! Sponsored by Merle FM.

Texas Roadhouse: "How to Create Legendary Ribs" — Jacob Building / Culinary Arts Stage
Saturday, September 15 – 6 PM
Love Texas Roadhouse? Learn how they create their signature ribs! Free live cooking demonstration on our Culinary Arts Stage. "Best of" Concessionaire Fair Food Contest — Friday, September 7 (Judging will occur pre-Fair) Ever wonder who has the best corn dog, funnel cake and candy apple at the fair? In 2012, we'll showcase the best food the fair has to offer. Winning concessionaires will display a "Best of the Tennessee Valley Fair" during the 2012 fair!

Pink Day Hoe Down – Bandstand
Sunday, September 9 – 3 PM
(Paint the Fair Pink Day) Line dance to help stomp out breast cancer! Rock your best cowgirl/cowboy couture and boot scoot with the Texas Roadhouse line dance team! Donation requested to participate – all proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Knoxville affiliate. No sign-up required, just show up & boot scoot! All participants will receive a keepsake pink bandana.

Discount Days:

Opening Day Special – $1.00 Admission!
Friday, September 7, 2012
In celebration of our 93rd year, Fairgoers can enter the Fairgrounds on Friday, September. 7 for only $1! Discount begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends promptly at 4:33 p.m.

Metro Pulse Day
Friday, September 7, 2012
$2.00 discount on adult admission with coupon from Metro Pulse. Coupon available in August 30 & September 6 issues.

Tailgating at the Fair
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Wear Tennessee or Georgia State team colors and get $2 off each adult admission.

Paint the Fair Pink Day
Sunday, September 9, 2012
In partnership with the Knoxville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, wear pink and get $2 off each adult admission. Tennessee Valley Fair Student Day – Sunday, September 9, 2012 Students age 12 years+ receive $2 off adult admission. Students age 6-11 years receive $1 off child admission.

Fox 43 Student Day
Monday, September 10, 2012
Students 12th grade and under receive FREE admission from 10:00 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Senior Day
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Seniors age 65+ receive FREE admission all day. Special events and contests for seniors in the Pepsi Community Tent. Call 215-1470 for a free brochure.

Tennessee Education Lottery Day
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
$2.00 off adult admission with any non-winning Tennessee Lottery ticket.

Knoxville News Sentinel Reader Appreciation Day
Thursday, September 14, 2012
$2.00 discount on adult admission with coupon from the Knoxville News Sentinel. Coupon available in September 8, 9, 11, 12 & 13 issues.

Tailgating at the Fair
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Wear Tennessee or Florida team colors and get $2 off each adult admission.

Scout Day
Saturday, September 15, 2012
$3 admission for all Girl & Boy Scouts. One adult/chaperon admission price is discounted to $3 with purchase of two Scouts tickets. Come enjoy activities just for Scouts and earn a special Patch.

Hometown Heroes Day
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Current and past military, policeman, deputy sheriffs, firefighters, first responders & current teachers receive $1 admission with proper identification.

2012 Headline Entertainment Line-Up:
Friday, September 7, 8 PM - MC Hammer; $15 (reserved seat)

Saturday, September 8, 7 PM - Fairest of the Fair Pageant; $5 (reserved seat)

Sunday, September 9, 6 PM - Southern Drawl Band; Brad Blackwell; Stephen Hunley. All concerts are Free with paid fair admission.

Monday, September 10, 8 PM - Kip Moore; $8 (reserved seat)

Tuesday, September 11 , 8 PM - Josh Thompson with special guest Homer Hart; $5 (reserved seat)

Wednesday, September 12, 8 PM - Easton Corbin with special guest Daisi Rain; $10 (reserved seat)

Thursday, September 13, 8 PM - David Nail with special guest Greylan James; $8 (reserved seat)

Friday, September 14, 8 PM - Night Ranger; $10 (reserved seat)

Saturday, September 15, 8 PM - Con Hunley; $5 (reserved seat)

Sunday, September 16, 8 PM - Sawyer Brown with special guest Madison McKenzie; $15 (reserved seat)

Hours of Operation:
Friday, September 7 - 3:00 p.m. until midnight
Saturday, September 8 - 10:00 a.m. until midnight Sunday
September 9 - 12:00 p.m. until midnight
Monday, September 10 - 10:00 a.m. until midnight
Tuesday, September 11 - 10:00 a.m. until midnight
Wednesday, September 12 - 3:00 p.m. until midnight
Thursday, September 13 - 3:00 p.m. until midnight
Friday, September 14 - 3:00 p.m. until midnight
Saturday, September 15 - 10:00 a.m. until midnight
Sunday, September 16 - 12:00 p.m. until midnight

Fair Admission Pricing
Adults ... $9.00
Seniors.. $7.00
Children (6-11) ...$6.00
Children 5 and under FREE

Cars .... $7.00
Vans ....$7.00 Motorcycles....$7.00

Handicapped parking is available at Main Parking Areas

Published August 10, 2012

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