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New at the Tennessee Valley Fair: Homegrown Happiness, September 11-20

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Fair Food Throwdown is one of the featured events at the 2015 Tennessee Valley Fair. Image courtesy of Tennessee Valley Fair.

KNOXVILLE -The Tennessee Valley Fair is debuting a variety of new and noteworthy attractions for East Tennesseans to enjoy beginning one month from today, September 11-20:

Fair Food Fest
Wednesday, September 16
Love fair food? Stop by and enjoy discounted fair food in smaller portions from select food vendors from 3:00-11:00 p.m. Here's your chance to try a wide variety of deep fried goodness. Bring a friend and come hungry!

Power T Lego Exhibit
September 11-20 - Jacob Building
Project: To create an artistic rendition of the largest Lego build in the state of Tennessee with the letter "T" sitting on a rocky base in celebration of the East Tennessee community, volunteer spirit and big orange passion.
Live building phase: September 11-17, 4:00-6:00 p.m. daily
Exhibit phase: September 18-20

Cookies & Canvas
September 11-20 - Kerr Building
Come party artsy! Bring the whole family and paint a masterpiece. No talent or experience necessary. Knowledgeable instructors will guide you through step by step directions. Activity is available during Kerr Building hours and is free with paid fair admission.

Farmer Charlie Meet & Greet
Sunday, September 20 - Jacob Building
Tennessee Farm Bureau is pleased to present Farmer Charlie for a meet and greet from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Event is free with paid fair admission.

Farmer Phil Show
September 11-20 - Kiddie Land
The Farmer Phil Show is a one of a kind live stage show experience. Impressing audiences with his skillful juggling, yoyo and magic routines, Phil keeps the laughs coming with hilarious jokes and sight gags. More importantly, crowds leave with a new understanding and appreciation for agriculture. Daily showtimes.

10 Days of Giveaways
September 11-20 - Jacob Building
Fairgoers are invited to register to win great prize packages including: a free vacation from Bluegreen, $100 in free tickets from the Tennessee Lottery, (18 and older only) a Trace Adkins VIP Meet and Greet package and much more. A new giveaway will be featured daily, September 11-20.

Quilt for a Cause - Live Quilting Event
Sunday, September 20 - Kerr Building
Bring your sewing machine, equipment and creativity to quilt a 36"x 36" top for a lap quilt. Lap quilts will be donated to patients and residents at Kindred North Haven Healthcare. 100% cotton fabric will be provided. Preregistration is required: 865-382-2221.

Sassy Stitches Craft Competition
Do you have a sense of humor and love to cross stitch? Create a funny saying and cross stitch the design. The design must be framed, displayed in the hoop, or may be made into a pillow. Registration deadline: August 28.

Crazy Cakes & Baby Bouquets Craft Competition
Baby shower themed craft competition for a great cause. All proceeds and supplies will be donated to Helen Ross McNabb to assist needy East Tennessee families. Registration deadline: August 28.

Cut It Out Craft Competition
Silhouette cameo and cricut craft competition. Get crafty with decals, iron-ons and other personalized crafts. Categories include: glass etching, wall art, paper designs and clothing. Registration deadline is August 28. From culinary arts to crafts, livestock shows to action sports, headline concerts and special events, there are thousands of ways to enjoy a little Homegrown Happiness at this year's Tennessee Valley Fair. To see a full list of attractions and activities, visit or browse the mobile friendly 2015 Guidebook online.

Published August 11, 2015

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